The Largest Hydrogen Competition in the World Begins
September 12th 2023, (Las Vegas, NV): Horizon Educational launched the largest hydrogen competition in the world today at the RE+ energy conference. The Horizon Hydrogen Grand Prix (H2GP) World Final brings together 200 students from 20+ countries in a bid to test their renewable energy technology skills over a six-hour, hydrogen-fueled ‘endurance race.
"These students represent the future of clean energy," said Kamil Jelinek, CEO of Horizon Educational. "They’re the future hydrogen car, solar panel and wind turbine specialists that will develop the technology powering communities for decades to come. We’re so proud to play a part in building this workforce”.
26 teams took part in 2 qualifiers for a chance to make it to the final race that will take place on September 13th 2023. The winner will be crowned World Champion.
See the full list of teams that qualified for the final race below:
The Horizon H2GP is a global school-based science and engineering program that provides students with hands-on experience in designing, engineering, and racing 1:10 scale remote-controlled fuel cell electric vehicles powered by hydrogen. Students taking part gain employable skills in science and technology while also developing competence in critical thinking, creativity, and teamwork. At the end of the program students are well-equipped for a variety of careers in renewable energy.
This year’s Horizon H2GP World Final is the biggest yet, with hundreds of students making the trip to Vegas after taking part in national qualifiers in 30+ countries including Australia, Singapore, and Germany. The student-led teams have travelled to Vegas for the chance to test their renewable energy engineering skills against the best teams from around the world.
“RE+ provides an ideal showcase for Hydrogen Grand Prix and the clean energy-related skills these students are developing and honing that will be increasingly needed for the global energy transition,” said Stephen Miner, President, and CEO, RE+ Events. “Our event brings together stakeholders from solar, microgrids, energy storage, hydrogen, and wind and it’s fitting that we can give these young competitors and learners an ideal space to test their skills.”
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Horizon Educational: Founded in 2003, Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies began the sale of miniature fuel cells to demonstrate the technology to schools and students around the world, while investing in R&D of more advanced products and industrial applications. In 2013, Horizon Educational Group was formed as an independent division dedicated to the deployment of a complete range of educational solutions. Horizon Educational develop, produce, and distribute hands-on teaching material and didactic equipment as well as online curricula and educational programs. With distributors in over 150 countries, the STEM kits and technical training equipment have an international reputation for quality, educational content, and award-winning design. Discover more at horizoneducational.com