University of Nevada, Reno Receives $1 Million Grant for Lithium Battery Research
By TheNevadaGlobeStaff, May 11, 2023 11:28 am
NEVADA – The University of Nevada, Reno has been accepted into the National Science Foundation’s Regional Innovations Program, securing a grant of $1 million for lithium battery research. This grant will aid the university’s eligibility for tens of millions in funding over the next few years.
U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto fought for the University’s inclusion in the program, as it will contribute to the growth of Nevada’s clean energy battery manufacturing sector. “Nevada’s innovation economy is at the forefront of battery manufacturing and recycling that is creating jobs, spurring our economic competitiveness, and I’m going to keep working to ensure we power our clean energy future,” said Masto.
The CHIPS and Science Act provided the initial funds for this grant. University President Brian Sandoval expressed his gratitude, stating, “This award signifies the University of Nevada, Reno’s expertise and leadership in a critical time for renewable energy. We are proud that our University – among many core partners – is contributing to northern Nevada’s essential role in the global lithium supply chain.”
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