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Dow Chemical to Invest $25 Million in Universities

Freeport, Texas plant (Dow Chemical Co.)

Freeport, Texas plant (Dow Chemical Co.)

Dow Chemical Company in New York said today it plans to invest $25 million in U.S. university research and education programs over the next 10 years. Dow also announced a collaboration with Argonne National Lab on advanced battery materials.

The company says its university funding will support faculty, students and infrastructure at 11 campuses in the U.S. Areas of research supported are expected to include catalysis, process development, and new materials for application in electronics, energy, transportation, and consumer applications.

The 11 institutions receiving support are:

– California Institute of Technology
– Carnegie Mellon University
– Georgia Institute of Technology
– Northwestern University
– Pennsylvania State University
– University of California at Berkeley
– University of California at Santa Barbara
– University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
– University of Michigan
– University of Minnesota
– University of Wisconsin

Dow Chemical and Argonne National Laboratory, a division of the U.S. Department of Energy near Chicago, announced separately an agreement for a research collaboration to jointly develop the next generation of advanced battery materials. The partnership aims to develop several new materials that improve the performance, cost competitiveness, and their adoption in the energy storage industry.

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