100% renewable targets will require power storage to manage flows on the net
Electrolysers utilise these intermittent power flows to produce H2 gas from water
H2 gas can be stored in large quantities underground and transported via existing gas pipelines
H2 vehicles recharge faster and are more durable than battery powered transport
Growing H2 demand in industrial processes will reduce costs and increase supply

Science and technology students, innovators and entrepreneurs have until 15th February to apply for a scholarship or business grant from the Proton OnSite Scholarship and Innovation Program. The newly restructured program from hydrogen generation firm Proton OnSite now features a hydrogen contest component and broader entry requirements.

High school seniors, college students and adult innovators compete to receive either a $100,000 college scholarship or $50,000 to develop their idea into a business venture.

Open to US citizens, the program recognizes individuals who have the initiative to meet a real need using hydrogen power. The program asks applicants to find new and creative ways for generating and/or using hydrogen powered by renewable and sustainable energy sources.

Applicants must submit the following by the program’s February 15 deadline:

Program application (online and paper)

Three recommendations

Documentation verifying year of school (for students applying for the college scholarship)

A complete, detailed, hard-copy presentation document (20 pages or less) covering the concept, plan and development process for the idea, explaining how it would solve a real-world problem

A five- to 10-minute minute video presentation of the concept and/or prototype

Finalists are evaluated on the basis of the application’s strength; the promise and presentation of the idea; and their demonstrated leadership, work ethic and community involvement. For more information or to apply, visit http://www.protononsitescholarship.com.