Stewart Dow contracted COVID-19 and tragically died in April 2020. Stewart worked for UK HFCA member BOC for many years and was a pioneer in the commercialisation of hydrogen fuel cells. He had enormous enthusiasm and passion for supporting developments in the area of hydrogen and fuel cells. 

Stewart’s colleagues and friends in the hydrogen industry, together with his family, have now established an annual award in his memory. This Stewart Dow Memorial Award will be presented to recognise and encourage similar passion and enthusiasm for the development and deployment of hydrogen and fuel cells.

The Stewart Dow Memorial Award will be given to an individual or group who has either developed practical solutions or an innovative product, has been successful in commercialising fuel cells in new applications or has brought people together in a collaborative way. The award is open to groups or individuals working in academia and businesses of any size who have been working in or impacted the use of fuel cells in the UK or Ireland.

The award will be made by the UK Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association (UK HFCA) and the Scottish Hydrogen Fuel Cell Association, and will be supported by BOC. The winner of the award will receive membership to both the UK HFCA and SHFCA for the 2020/21 period. The winner will be announced at the SHFCA conference on 15th October 2020.

Submissions for the Stewart Dow Memorial Award are now open. All applications will require the following:

  • Contact details: name(s) and contact details (email & phone) for the award applicant(s);
  • Outline what has been achieved: this should show how the applicant has developed practical solutions or an innovative product, has been successful in commercialising fuel cells in new applications, or has brought people together in a collaborative way. This submission should be a maximum of 500 words;
  •  Application referee: please also provide contact details (email & phone) for a referee who has agreed to verify or provide additional insights into what has been achieved.

The deadline for submissions to the Stewart Dow Memorial Award is 17:00 on Friday 4th September. If you know someone who might like to apply, please do pass on these details.

Please send the completed application to info@shfca.org.uk with ‘Stewart Dow Memorial Award Submission’ in the message header, and for any clarification or questions about the Award please contact info@shfca.org.uk with ‘Stewart Dow Memorial Award Enquiry’ in the message header.

Stewart Dow Memorial Award: open for nominations