Sept. 2, 2010
A partnership to advance technologies for clean energy vehicles led by the University of Michigan will receive $12.5 million over the next five years under the U.S.-China Clean Energy Research Center (CERC), U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu has announced.
The funding will be matched by the consortium members to provide at least
$25 million in total funding over the next five years. That funding will facilitate joint research and development on clean vehicle energy technologies by the U.S. and China.
The University of Michigan will lead that consortium that includes Ohio State University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sandia National Laboratories, Joint BioEnergy Institute, Oak Ridge National Laboratories, General Motors, Ford, Toyota, Chrysler, Cummins, Fraunhofer, MAGNET, A123, American Electric Power, First Energy and the Transportation Research Center. The consortium will focus on vehicle electrification.
“This unprecedented public-private partnership across international boundaries is a model for how to tackle the grand energy challenges we are facing on a global scale,” said Dennis Assanis, Energy Institute director. “We have been inspired by the promise this powerful partnership holds and proud of the unique strength of the University of Michigan, a strength based on collaboration and a sweeping base of world-class expertise across disciplines.
For the story in Crain’s Detroit Business, see here