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April 08, 2004

Assistant Secretary Garman Dedicates Fuel Cell at Florida School

Assistant Secretary of Energy David Garman dedicated the nation's first joint hydrogen fuel cell and hydrogen curriculum project on April 8th at a high school in North Port, Florida. The dedication marks the culmination of a cooperative effort between DOE and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).

North Point High School's 5-kilowatt fuel cell—installed through a partnership between the Florida DEP, Florida Power and Light, and Sarasota County—gives students the opportunity to see this new technology in operation. The accompanying hydrogen energy curriculum, designed by DOE, provides a hands-on educational experience for students interested in energy science. North Port High School is one of ten pilot schools implementing the hydrogen energy curriculum. See the DOE press release.