CWRU Receives $18M Grant for Fuel Cells

June 02, 2003 by Jeff Shepard

Case Western Reserve University (CWRU, Cleveland, OH) has received an $18 million grant from the State of Ohio to lead the Power Partnership for Ohio, the first nonbiotech-related Wright Center of Innovation. The grant will support the research, development and commercialization of fuel cells. As the lead university, CWRU will house a Wright Center and Power Partnership facility on its Cleveland campus.

"The Power Partnership for Ohio is an unprecedented team of industry, government, non-profit and educational institutions focused on capturing the commercialization potential of fuel cells," said Thomas Zawodzinski, the F. Alex Nason Professor of Engineering at CWRU's Case School of Engineering and Ohio's only Eminent Scholar for Fuel Cell Research. "The Power Partnership will use the grant to capitalize on partner strengths to realize an international center of excellence in the fuel cell field."