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Senator: Mich. to get battery research facilities

HOLLAND, Mich. (AP) - Michigan is expected to get two new advanced battery research facilities as part of a 5-year, up to $120 million partnership involving the U.S. Department of Energy.

The office of U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow of Michigan says a conference call is planned Friday afternoon with officials including Energy Secretary Steven Chu to discuss the project. She says one facility is planned for the southwestern Michigan city of Holland and the other is planned for Ann Arbor.

The University of Michigan says it's expected to get $7 million as part of the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research, which is led by the Argonne National Laboratory.

A statement from Stabenow's office says the centers are "further cementing Michigan's global leadership role in the advanced battery industry."

 

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http://www.energy.gov

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