Governor signs Centers for Energy Excellence bill, Holland biofuel project could benefit

In response to the push from business and legislative leaders to develop an alternative energy agenda for Michigan, state leaders are creating a new program that will target specific areas of the state for an influx of federal, state, and local funding for alternative energy research and development.

According to excerpts from the story:

Holland, MI — Gov. Jennifer Granholm Tuesday, July 8, signed legislation creating a Centers for Energy Excellence program, a way to spur economic development through alternative energy research and development.

A project that could be impacted by the new act would combine carbon dioxide from the James De Young power plant in Holland with wastewater to grow algae that could be turned into biofuels or any number of other products.

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