Department of Energy

The Department of Energy partners with researchers across U-M to ensure America’s security and prosperity by addressing energy, environmental and nuclear challenges through transformative science and technology solutions.

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Renewable energy zoning initiative expands to six states with funding from US Department of Energy

photo of renewable energy wind mills behind solar panelsAn expanded renewable energy zoning database from the University of Michigan brings together more than 1,600 local ordinances from six Great Lakes states. The Energy Zoning Database is designed to simplify matchmaking between renewable energy developers and interested host communities in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin.

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$7.5M to advance nuclear energy awarded to U-M

Michigan Ion Beam Laboratory (MIBL). Image credit: Joseph Xu, Michigan EngineeringIn an effort to speed the licensing of advanced nuclear reactors, ensure that communities are respected during reactor siting, monitor and limit corrosion in nuclear reactors, and more, the Department of Energy has awarded $7.5 million to Michigan Engineering researchers.

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U-M collaboration to receive DOE grant to diversify physics

illustration of a lab with several lab staff workingThe University of Michigan, Black Hills State University in South Dakota and Benedictine University in Illinois have received a $1.125 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to recruit students of diverse backgrounds into the field of physics.

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