Thursday, January 26, 2006

Michigan Governor touts Alternative Energy Research Centers

"Kettering University in Flint, MAREC in Muskegon and Next Energy at Wayne State all are leading in the development of alternative energies," Granholm said in her State of the State address.

Here in West Michigan, The Michigan Alternative and Renewable Energy Center is located within the Grand Valley State University campus in downtown Muskegon. Students at the center work on research, development, and new company start-ups.

The Center is off the grid entirely. It uses solar roof panels and an advanced storage battery and fuel cells. There are also plans to construct a manure-to-power plant that would take farm waste and transform it into gas that would drive an electrical turbine.

Click here to visit the Michigan Alternative and Renewable Energy Center website.

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