NextEnergy Receives $2 Million in Federal Funds
NextEnergy (Detroit, MI), a non-profit, alternative energy research, development and education corporation, received $2 million in federal funds through the Fiscal Year 2003 Energy and Water appropriations bill signed by President Bush last month. NextEnergy currently dedicated a new 40,000ft² facility that will use fuel cells, advanced internal combustion engines, stirling engines, and photovoltaics and advanced solar systems. The building will also house laboratory, education facilities, product demonstration areas, office space and interactive space for public understanding of alternative energy.
NextEnergy COO Steve Arwood stated, "Fuel cell vehicles and power generation equipment will rely on hydrogen reforming, tanking and refueling. Getting to that goal will require an intense research effort. We are very grateful to Congresswoman Kilpatrick, Congressman Knollenberg, Senator Levin and Senator Stabenow for their commitment to NextEnergy and the goal of making the State of Michigan the leader in the development of alternative energy technology."