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U.S.-China Clean Vehicles Consortium Works on Transition to Less Polluting Cars and Trucks

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U.S.-China Clean Vehicles Consortium Works on Transition to Less Polluting Cars and Trucks

(Photo courtesy of the University of Michigan) By Bruno Vanzieleghem Everyone knows about America’s long-standing love affair with the automobile. But with its on-going economic transformation, Chinese car sales are on track to create a highway vehicle count that surpasses that of the United States by 2035. Both nations now face the climate change threat and other environmental impacts posed by this burgeoning population of vehicles, and to counteract them, both are working on a transition to an electrified vehicle fleet. Although the...

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Wayne State Research Aims to Develop New, More Efficient Catalytic Materials

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Wayne State Research Aims to Develop New, More Efficient Catalytic Materials

(Photo courtesy of Wayne State University) In order to support the world’s needs to make cheaper and more effective fuels, chemicals, polymers and more, new and more efficient catalytic materials and processes must be developed. A team of researchers, including several from Wayne State University, is tackling this problem with the help of a new grant from the National Science Foundation. The nearly $1.5 million project, “Computationally Guided Design of Multicomponent Materials for Electrocatalytic Cascade Reactions,” was awarded to Eranda...

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URC Water Tour Continues to Highlight, Promote Partnerships in Michigan and Great Lakes Region

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URC Water Tour Continues to Highlight, Promote Partnerships in Michigan and Great Lakes Region

The first two stops of the University Research Corridor’s (URC) Blue Economy tour have brought together water researchers and leaders from higher education, state and local government and economic development to emphasize the importance of water to Michigan’s economy and work on developing more ways to promote and protect the state’s water resources. The URC – an alliance of Michigan State University, the University of Michigan and Wayne State University – kicked off its five-city statewide “Blue Economy” tour at the Lake St. Clair Metropark...

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MSU Advances Research on Roads – And What Travels on Them

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MSU Advances Research on Roads – And What Travels on Them

(Photo courtesy of Michigan State University) By Patricia Mroczek There are nearly 3.95 million miles of public roads in the United States, valued at more than $1.75 trillion. Research at Michigan State University continues to discover better ways to preserve these roadways and provide more efficient passage for vehicles traveling on them. MSU was designated as a U.S. Department of Transportation Tier 1 University Transportation Center last year and is leading a national consortium aimed at developing new strategies for extending pavement...

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