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Baker Hughes Competition

Baker Hughes Decarbonization Prize


Energy Competition

Baker Hughes 'Decarbonization Prize' Student Innovation Competition

The University of Wyoming School of Energy Resources (SER), Baker Hughes and the Wyoming Energy Authority (WEA) are collaborating to offer students the opportunity to innovate in the decarbonization space through a $5,000 ideation innovation contest.

The “Decarbonization Prize” is meant to focus on discovering innovative applications for existing products and services or to bring forward the new concepts for cutting edge, transformative, and disruptive technologies that will decarbonize various industries.



Virtual Competition Information Session: March 2, 2022, 3:00 PM (Email Christine Reed at to gain access to the link)

Competition Submission Due: April 1, 2022

Winner Selection and Awards: May, 2022


First Place: $2,500

Second Place: $1,500

Third Place: $1,000

2022 Competition Topic

The aim of this year's competition is to accelerate the pace of technological development within the domain of hydrogen, making it a key factor in the energy transition.

Proposals under this “Decarbonization Prize” should focus on novel ideas to help us improve our understanding to produce, transport, store, and utilize hydrogen. Proposals can include but not limited to novel production methods, digitalization, carbon management (including carbon capture and storage), utilization in existing industries, improved monitoring and sensing, go to market strategies, additive manufacturing, material science, education or STEM materials and outreach, etc.


Competition Entry and Rules

  1. Please refer to the Baker Hughes Decarbonization Prize Overview> for detailed information regarding the contest background, eligibility, deadlines and required application materials

  2. Teams must be comprised of a minimum of 2 members, maximum 6 members. (Although not required, preference will be given to teams that consist of more than one discipline. For example, a student with an Engineering background and a student with a Communications background)

  3. The competition is open to both undergraduate and graduate students of any major

  4. All parts of the application (outlined in the Baker Hughes Decarbonization Prize Overview) must be thoroughly completed, and all required items in Sections 1-4 must be saved as a single PDF. Section 5 (suggested/optional faculty research mentor letter of recommendation) may be included in the PDF with the other items in the application, or it may be sent by your research mentor separately to robert.klenner@bakerhughes.comApplications missing any component are considered incomplete and therefore will not be considered.

  5. To enter, email the completed application as a single PDF to the School of Energy Resources  at by 5:00 PM (MDT) on April 1, 2022.  

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