BU battery project competitor for Fed. Funds
U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) says he is pushing to try to get Binghamton University through a competition for federal economic development funding.
BU’s New Energy New York proposal for the EDA Regional Challenge is on the list of 60 eligible applicants for the competition.
Schumer was on the Vestal campus on April 18 to offer support for plans to manufacture lithium-ion batteries using technology invented by Nobel laureate, University of Binghamton professor Dr. Stanley Whittingham and facilities at manufacturing of the Imperium 3 New York battery gigafactory under development at the Huron Campus in Endicott.
The Senate Majority Leader said New Energy NY should know in three months whether it is a Challenge Grant winner.
20 of the offerings are set to receive implementation funding of up to $100 million.