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A123 Systems Sells Grid Energy Storage Business

Livonia-based A123 Systems LLC said Monday it had an agreement to sell its grid storage business and other assets in energy storage for the telecom and data storage industries to Japan’s NEC Corp.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/24/2014

Yawei Wei in his native Chinese village, Zao Yuan, with a solar power installation he engineered on his cousin's roof. Michigan Tech photo.

Michigan Tech Student From China Brings Solar Power To His Home Village

A Chinese student in power engineering at Michigan Technological University takes what he’s learned back to his native village — hoping to keep the lights on more reliably.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/19/2014

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Matt’s Favorites: A New Space Race? NSA Loses In Court, And Much More

Let it snow, let it snow, let it — OK, please, don’t hurt me. I’ll shut up about how pretty the snow is and give you lots of fabulous tech news to keep you warm, okay?

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/16/2013

China's moon probe transmitted this image just before its successful soft landing over the weekend.

Matt’s Favorites: Embrace The Zuck, China Succeeds At First Soft Moon Landing In 37 Years, And Much More

So, are you all dug out yet? Has the city (or county, or township) finally plowed you out? Well, good. So now you can check out all these fascinatin’ science and technology news bits…

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/15/2013

Protean Electric is a technology company that has developed an in-wheel electric drive system for hybrid, plug-in hybrid and battery electric light-duty vehicles. The Protean Drive system can improve vehicle fuel economy, add torque, increase power and enable improved vehicle handling to both new and existing vehicles.  (PRNewsFoto/Protean Electric)

Protean Electric Gets VW Deal For In-Wheel Motor Propulsion System

Protean Electric Thursday announced a partnership with China’s FAW-Volkswagen Automotive Co. Ltd. to develop an all new electric propulsion system that will include Protean Electric’s award-winning Protean Drive with intent towards a demonstration vehicle program and production.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/12/2013

(credit: Wikimedia/Albert Duce)

China-Based Group Buys Ex-Detroit Free Press HQ

A development group from China has scooped up two downtown Detroit buildings, including the former home of the Freep.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/17/2013

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ALTe Powertrain Technologies Holds Inaugural Joint Venture Board Meeting in China

ALTe Powertrain Technologies, the developer of the first plug in electric hybrid vehicle powertrain system for light commercial vehicles and independent producer of new energy powertrain systems in China, crossed a significant milestone in its international business development strategy on Oct. 8, 2013.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/14/2013

Ford Nanjing Plant (Ford Photo)

Asia To Provide Car Industry With Two Billion New Customers

Ford builds new Asia plants to prepare for expected growth.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/09/2013

A123 battery packs

A123 Systems Hiring Again Under Chinese Ownership

The Livonia-based battery maker A123 Systems LLC, purchased by the Chinese battery maker Wanxiang in January, Wednesday named executives and board members.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/09/2013

(WWJ Photo/Marie Osborne, File)

Gov. Rick Snyder Starts 3rd Trade Trip To Asia

Gov. Rick Snyder on Wednesday will embark on his third trade trip to Asia, this time with an added focus on selling Michigan as a destination to Chinese tourists.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/04/2013

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