MSU, U/M get energy research grants

LANSING, MI – Michigan State University and the University of Michigan are getting multi-year grants from the federal government to study advanced energy issues.

Michigan State University will get $12.5 million over five years
to investigate the underlying chemical principles of materials used
to turn heat into electricity.

The University of Michigan will get $19.5 million over the next five years to study materials that could be used to turn solar energy into electricity.

The grants were announced Thursday by the U.S. Department of

About $377 million will go to 46 projects nationwide.

Some of the money comes from the federal stimulus package.