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Young Clean-Tech Entrepreneurs Compete on National Stage

Michigan students who compete in the annual Michigan Clean Energy Venture Challenge will now be part of a national effort encouraging young entrepreneurs to develop greener energy solutions.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/05/2011

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Dow Gets $12.8M To Develop Building-Integrated Photovoltaics

As part of the United States Department of Energy’s SunShot initiative, Dow Solar, a business unit of Midland-based Dow Chemical Co., has been awarded a $12.8 million, 3-year grant to fund a program to dramatically reduce the cost of building integrated solar products.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/05/2011

The University of Michigan central campus.

Two UM Projects Picked By DOE For Hydrogen Gas Turbine Research

The Department of Energy announced today that it has selected the University of Michigan as one of nine universities chosen to conduct advanced turbine technology research for the clean and efficient operation of turbines using fuels derived from coal and containing high amounts of hydrogen.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/20/2011

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MBI Gets Funding For Biofuels

As part of the Obama Administration’s efforts to cut foreign oil imports, Energy Secretary Steven Chu Friday announced that Michigan Biotechnology Institute, based in Lansing, was selected for up to $4.3 million to improve pre-treatment processes in biofuels development.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/12/2011

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Waterford CAD Firm Sponsors Virginia Tech’s EcoCar

Waterford Township-based Aurora CAD Training and Development Corp. announced that it has signed a sponsorship deal with Virginia Tech for CAD training on the EcoCar program.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/23/2011

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Niowave Named Small Business Of the Year For Department of Energy

Officials from Lansing-based Niowave Inc. a manufacturer of high-tech parts for particle accelerators, accepted the SBIR/STTR Small Business of the Year from the Department of Energy at an awards banquet Tuesday.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/11/2011

Dow Chemical Co.'s Midland plant.

Dow In Partnership On Next-Generation Cool Roofs

Midland-based Dow Chemical Co. said Friday that the United States Department of Energy will fund key lab research as part of a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) between Dow and DOE’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory to accelerate the adoption of cool roof technologies in the U.S.

04/17/2011

Brighton Firm Gets DoE Wind Grant

Brighton-based Clean Green Energy LLC said it had received a $620,000 grant award from the United States Department of Energy to help bring a 200-kilowatt vertical axis wind turbine design into cost-effective mass production.

10/17/2010

MSU Atom Smasher Passes Crucial Milestone

Michigan State University’s Facility for Rare Isotope Beams project passed an important milestone last week when it earned what’s known as CD-1, or critical decision 1, approval. This approval from the U.S. Department of Energy […]

09/06/2010

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