U.S. Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) says he’s pushing to try to get Binghamton University over the line in a competition for federal Economic Development funding.

B.U.’s New Energy New York proposal for the E.D.A. Regional Challenge has gotten on the list of 60 eligible contestants in the competition.

Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News
Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Schumer was on the Vestal campus April 18 to offer his support for the plans for the manufacturing of lithium ion batteries utilizing technology invented by Nobel Laureate, Binghamton University Professor Doctor Stanley Whittingham and manufacturing facilities of the Imperium 3 New York battery gigafactory being developed on the Huron campus in Endicott.

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The Senate Majority leader says New Energy NY should know in three months if it is a Challenge Grant winner.

20 of the bids are expected to be awarded implementation funding of up to $100-million..

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