Congressman Ted Poe (TX-02) announces today that he secured $4 million in federal funding for Lamar Universitys Advanced Fuel Cell project in the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, FY 2010.

I am proud to announce this funding for Lamar University and my continued my support of this important research project, said Congressman Poe (TX-02). This project is not only important to the university and southeast Texas, but to the advancement of our nations renewable energy technology. New technology is a vital component as we look for ways to increase and diversify our energy resources and increase efficiency. There is no better place for this technology to be developed than right here in Texas at Lamar University.

Lamar Universitys Advanced Fuel Cell project is designed to develop, test and validate advanced fuel cell technologies necessary to enable lightweight, power efficient, environmentally clean, and cost-effective renewable energy technology and products for Army space and missile defense systems; as well as border, port, and chemical facility surveillance.

In addition to this years funding, Congressman Poe secured $3 million in FY 2009 and $2.4 million in FY 2008.