Alternative Energy & Cleantech
Several Ann Arbor firms are developing and producing alternative battery technologies. A123 houses a research office in Ann Arbor that is developing lithium batteries for hybrid vehicles. Adaptive Materials is a growing company that manufactures fuel cell-based portable power devices for military applications.
The EPA National Vehicle & Fuel Emissions lab recently expanded into clean automotive technology and the testing of alternative fuels.
The University of Michigan Memorial Phoenix Energy Institute wind, solar, biofuels, nuclear and geothermal.
In 2010, the University of Michigan received $19.5M from the Department of Energy to establish the Center for Solar and Thermal Conversion in Complex Materials.