Deputy First Minister visits university

Sunday 25 March 2007

Deputy First Minister Nicol Stephen MSP was in St Andrews today to visit leading researchers in fuel cell technology.

During today’s visit, Mr Stephen announced that the University will benefit from funding through the Renewable Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Support Scheme.

The new Scottish scheme has a total funding of £1.5 million, and the St Andrews’ project is one of six in the country to receive funding today. The scheme provides grants to businesses or communities to deploy and demonstrate renewable hydrogen and fuel cell technology.

During the visit, Mr Stephen outlined how investment in new technology supports Scotland’s drive to become the European powerhouse of clean, green energy. He also met with leading fuel cell researcher Professor John Irvine, who provided a tour of the facilities at the School of Chemistry.


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