The University of Santo Tomas was named as the National Fuel Cell Testing Center by the Department of Science and Technology, thanks to a Grants-in-Aid project entitled “Nanostructured Electrocatalyst Composites for Direct Ethanol Fuel Cell: Preparation, Characterization, and Performance Evaluation,” by Dr. Bernard John V. Tongol. As the National Fuel Cell Testing Center, UST will house facilities for fuel cell research and development and will spearhead the said activity, accommodating researchers from different institutions, too.