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Projects: Projects for Investigator
Reference Number GR/S80776/01
Title PPA: Surrey Schools Energy Initiative
Status Completed
Energy Categories Hydrogen and Fuel Cells(Fuel Cells) 50%;
Other Cross-Cutting Technologies or Research(Environmental, social and economic impacts) 50%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields SOCIAL SCIENCES (Education) 50%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Consumer attitudes and behaviour) 20%;
Other (Energy technology information dissemination) 80%;
Principal Investigator Dr P Slater
No email address given
School of Chemistry
University of Birmingham
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 01 October 2004
End Date 31 July 2006
Duration 22 months
Total Grant Value £48,021
Industrial Sectors Energy
Region West Midlands
Programme Public Engagement
Investigators Principal Investigator Dr P Slater , School of Chemistry, University of Birmingham (100.000%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , Four S (0.000%)
Project Contact , University of Surrey (0.000%)
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Abstract Recent discussions with the Surrey LEA (FourS) Key Stage 3 Science coordinator have highlighted a need for additional support material in the teaching of fuel cells as part of the energy theme in the national curriculum. This is a key deficiency, especially when it is considered that fuel cells will play a vital role in energy production in the future, as a result of their high efficiencies and low greenhouse gas emissions. The aim is to develop a practical based resource that will include fuelcell kits along with an accompanying workbook. The intention will be to build 50 of these kits, which will be placed on weekly loan to schools in the Surrey region, thus ensuring that the maximum numbers of schoolchildren can gain access to the resource. The kits will be further supported by a website covering relevant material on fuel cells as well as other topics included in the energy theme of the national curriculum
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Added to Database 01/01/07