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  • 11/25/14

    The future of solar: $1.3M to advance organic photovoltaics

    The Department of Energy (DOE) awarded Michigan Engineering Professor Stephen Forrest’s group a $1.35 million Next Generation Photovoltaics grant earlier this fall, aimed at advancing the practical viability of organic photovoltaics, a carbon-based version of solar technology that promises to radically change the way the sun’s energy is collected. Forrest…

  • 11/24/14

    Should you buy an electric car? DeCicco featured in WSJ article

    Electric cars have been the future of transportation for nearly a century, and despite a flock of new entries, the battery-powered segment of the auto market remains a narrow niche. Few transportation technologies provoke as much debate as electric vehicles. Fans love them for performance—a well-designed electric car can accelerate…

  • 11/23/14

    The future of solar: $1.3M to advance organic photovoltaics

    The Department of Energy (DOE) awarded Michigan Engineering Professor Stephen Forrest’s group a $1.35 million Next Generation Photovoltaics grant earlier this fall, aimed at advancing the practical viability of organic photovoltaics, a carbon-based version of solar technology that promises to radically change the way the sun’s energy is collected. Forrest…

  • 11/12/14

    Presidents Obama, Xi announce commitment to CERC-CVC renewal

    At the close of this week’s Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) trade summit in Beijing, President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping pledged to cut greenhouse gas emissions and detailed an agreement that includes a renewed five-year commitment to supporting clean vehicle research efforts via the U.S.-China Clean Energy…

  • 11/10/14

    Shale gas report featured in Bloomberg opinion piece

    “If the shale-gas revolution succumbs to politics, we have a lot to lose. As a recent report from the University of Michigan notes: “Managed properly, the availability of low-cost shale gas could catalyze a renaissance in U.S. manufacturing, revitalizing the chemical industry and enhancing the global competitiveness of energy-intensive manufacturing…

  • 11/05/14

    What do lower oil prices mean for Washington?

    Oil prices have fallen in recent months, and Politico asked a group of energy experts what this latest market gyration might imply for U.S. policymakers. UMEI’s John DeCicco was one of the experts queried; here’s what he had to say: The car market and other oil-price-sensitive sectors have already adapted to higher…

  • 10/13/14

    Lithium battery research points to safer, stronger, less flammable alternative

    A new technique developed by University of Michigan Materials Science and Engineering professor Richard Laine’s research group holds promise for the quest to create a scalable solid-state alternative to traditional lithium-ion batteries. The work was recently published in the Journal of Power Sources. Currently, solid-state ceramic alternatives to traditional lithium-ion…

  • 10/06/14

    In case you missed it: An American Town Hall: Energy & the Midterm Elections

    What do your elected officials and state leaders believe is in our country’s energy future–and what’s in store for Michigan? What decisions will they make, and which direction will they take, if elected, to ensure that the United States remains at the forefront of global energy innovation and domination? How…

  • 09/04/14

    CERC-CVC annual meeting deep-dives into transportation R&D

    Officials from the U.S. Department of Energy, China’s Ministry of Science and Technology, faculty and students from the University of Michigan- led Clean Energy Research Center- Clean Vehicle Consortium (CERC-CVC) and industry partners met in Ann Arbor on August 11th and 12th to review progress on the initiative’s joint clean…

  • 08/04/14

    U-M Energy, Manufacturing Leadership Institutes Release Shale Gas: A Game Changer for American Manufacturing

    ANN ARBOR – The American shale gas boom has the potential to revitalize domestic manufacturing, and a new report from a University of Michigan-led panel recommends steps to make that happen in a responsible manner. Those steps include increasing public trust of hydraulic fracturing; monitoring and reducing methane emissions; and…