|ANN ARBOR – An industrial energy education center is coming to the University of Michigan courtesy a $765,500 grant from the state through the US Department of Energy. UM’s Michigan Industrial Energy Center will provide education and a certification program to train industrial energy managers in specific strategies for how to save energy. The MIEC will also help businesses deploy new energy-efficient furnace technology that could cut furnace energy use and carbon-dioxide emissions by at least 20 percent, according to a statement from the Michigan Department of Energy, Labor and Economic Growth.
DELEG allocated the three-year grant to UM for the center using funds provided to it by the DOE’s Save Energy Now Program.
“Energy intensive industries have been under tremendous economic stress in recent years due to global competition and high energy prices,” DELEG Director Stanley “Skip” Pruss said in a statement announcing the program.
“A key objective of the MEIC is to help these industries become more economically competitive by assisting manufacturers in achieving significant energy savings in their operations.”
The hope is that the center will reduce energy usage by six trillion Btu and cut greenhouse gas emissions by a million metric tons during the three-year life of the grant.
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