What would happen if VSU applied for such a research grant?
According to its own PR of 19 June 2014, Binghamton University receives $12.8 million for innovative energy research,
The NorthEast Center for Chemical Energy Storage (NECCES) at Binghamton University has been awarded a $12.8 million, four-year grant, announced Wednesday by U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz. One of 32 grants awarded for a total of $100 million to fund Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRCs), it will help accelerate the scientific breakthroughs needed to build a new 21st-century energy economy.
One of 32 grants? Some EFRC partner institutions are Georgia Tech, University of Florida, and Florida International University. Just like Binghamton is a partner institution for Stony Brook University. Those centers were selected from more than 200 proposals from across the country.
I wonder what would happen if somebody at VSU applied? Like Georgia Tech applied and became a FY 2014 EFRC.
Sure, VSU isn’t Georgia Tech. But maybe it could be a partner institution. Maybe there’s somebody who’s done renewable energy research, maybe including patenting (WO2003079480 A1) an enzyme-based photoelectrochemical cell for production of renewable energy also published as “Enzyme-based Photoelectrochemical Biofuel Cell”, de la Garza, L.; Jeong, G.; Liddell, P. A.; Sotomura, T.; Moore, T. A.; Moore, A. L.; Gust, D. J. Phys. Chem. B, 2003, 107, 10252-10260. like Associate Professor of Chemistry Linda De la Garza.