Kettering University's Fuel Cell Lab Receives Grant

February 02, 2004 by Jeff Shepard

Kettering University (Flint, MI) announced that it will construct the Center for Fuel Cell Systems and Powertrain Integration on its campus thanks to a $1.8 million grant from the Economic Development Administration (EDA) of the US Department of Commerce. The EDA grant is the keystone of a funding package that totals $3 million and allows Kettering to create a world-class education in fuel cell engineering and help develop a trained workforce.

Kettering will combine the EDA grant with $500,000 previously received from the State of Michigan and another $700,000 from industry and Kettering sources to begin the building project. Kettering will construct a new center that is approximately 8,600ft² - 5,452ft² on the ground floor of laboratory space and another 3,150ft² on the first floor to support business incubator office space for new and existing companies. The funds will provide specialized equipment, instrumentation and infrastructure.