The Energy Department on Wednesday awarded nearly $74 million from the bipartisan infrastructure law for 10 projects to advance recycling and reuse of batteries for electric vehicles and other purposes. The funding will go to academic and commercial applicants in seven states, including four in California. Other grant winners are in Nevada, Michigan, New Jersey, Tennessee, Indiana and Alabama. The announcement supports President Joe Biden’s goal for electric vehicles to make up half of all new vehicle sales by 2030. Associated Press
IIT’s grid is a self-sufficient energy system that can disconnect from the larger power grid in case of emergency, such as severe weather or a cyber attack.
Reset explores how the school’s microgrid works and what the environmental and other benefits are for the school and surrounding community.
GUESTS: Mohammad Shahidehpour, professor of electrical and computer engineering at Illinois Tech, director of the Robert W. Galvin Center for Electricity Innovation
Karen Weigert, director of Loyola University Chicago’s Baumhart Center for Social Enterprise and Responsibility