Ann Arbor will house new federally funded advanced battery hub
A new federally funded advanced battery center satellite office in Ann Arbor likely will be announced Friday, keeping the city at the forefront of new battery technology, the Detroit Free Press reports.
The story quotes sources that say the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research will open offices in Ann Arbor and Holland, Mich.
Photo courtesy of A123 Systems
Ann Arbor is no stranger to the battery and energy storage field. Sakti3, T/J Technologies, and the recently bankrupt A123 Systems all have been on the cutting edge of developing new batteries for automotive and other uses.
Funding for the center and the satellite offices comes from this year’s congressional appropriations bill. Debbie Stabenow D-Mich. had proposed similar hubs in a Battery Innovation Act that failed to pass during the previous congressional session.
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