BU Battery Project candidate for Fed. Middle

US Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) says he is urging trying to get Binghamton University over the line in a contest for federal economic development funding.

BU’s New Energy New York proposal for the EDA Regional Challenge has been named to the list of 60 eligible participants in the competition.

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Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Schumer was on the Vestal campus April 18 to show his support for plans to manufacture lithium-ion batteries using technology invented by Nobel laureate Binghamton University professor Doctor Stanley Whittingham and the manufacturing facilities of the Battery Gigafactory Imperium 3 New York being developed on the Huron campus in Endicott.

Senate Majority Leader Says New Energy NY Should Know If It’s a Challenge Grant Winner in Three Months

Twenty of the offerings are expected to receive up to $100 million in implementation funding.

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