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Center for Automotive Research awarded Federal grant to study automotive bio-based materials cluster

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Michigan-based Center for Automotive Research will be the lead in a recently funded project focused on the intersection of automotive production and agriculture. The $1,471,800 grant will be shared amongst CAR and its partners, the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center (MMTC), Macomb/St.

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DOE Inspector General review finds automotive Li-ion battery maker LG Chem Michigan misused Recovery Act funds; DOE management, low market demand contributory

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A review by the US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) has found that Li-ion battery maker LG Chem Michigan misused funds awarded to it under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act). As a result, up to about $842,000 in reimbursements for labor charges were questioned.

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Dow Kokam Breaks Ground on Li-ion Battery Manufacturing Plant in Michigan

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Dow Kokam’s Chief Executive Officer Ravi Shanker was joined by Vice President Joe Biden, Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm, The Dow Chemical Company Chairman and CEO Andrew Liveris and others at a groundbreaking ceremony in Midland, Michigan for Dow Kokam’s new advanced, large-format battery production facility.

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Michigan Awards $543.5M in Tax Credits to Four Battery Makers, Who Announce Plans for $1.7B Investment in Li-ion Battery Plants in Michigan

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The Michigan Economic Growth Authority (MEGA) Board awarded $543.5 The state refundable tax credits will help the companies in their quest for some of the $2 billion in federal grants for advanced-battery research and development. Michigan Governor Jennifer M. billion in Li-ion manufacturing facilities in the state.

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A123 Systems 8K filing says substantial doubt about its ability to continue as a going concern; status of grants and incentives

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million to replace battery modules and packs that may contain defective prismatic cells produced at A123’s Livonia, Michigan manufacturing facility. million related to inventory produced at its Michigan facilities that may be defective. A123 Systems has been the recipient of a number of state and federal grants and tax incentives.

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Chrysler Group Awards UM-Dearborn $3.1M to Support Development of Plug-in Hybrid System for Ram Pickup Project

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Chrysler Group LLC has awarded Chris (Chunting) Mi, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, $3.1 As part of this funding announced in August, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, UM-Dearborn, and Kettering University received $2.5 Earlier post.). —Chris Mi.

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Battery companies receive cash boost

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Investment in advanced battery companies continues in the USA where the Michigan Economic Growth Authority (MEGA) has awarded $543.5million in tax credits to four companies with plans to invest more than $1.7billion in lithium-ion manufacturing facilities across the state.