Four northwest Ohio companies got funding Thursday through the Ohio Third Frontier Commission for solar power and advanced energy work.
SuGanit Systems Inc. of Toledo was awarded a $2 million grant to develop a cellulose ethanol process, in conjunction with the University of Toledo, that could lead to the first commercial cellulosic ethanol plant in Ohio.
Advanced Battery Concepts LLC of Port Clinton received a $1 million grant to create long-lasting, environmentally friendly lead-acid batteries. The company is working on the project with UT and Crown Battery Manufacturing Co. in Fremont.
Walbridge-based GEM Energy Management Inc. received a $1 million loan to develop a high-tech heat and power generation system in collaboration with UT and JDRM Engineering Inc. of Sylvania.
DyeTec Solar Inc. of Toledo will receive a $950,000 grant to produce photovoltaic glass technology that allows commercial and residential windows to generate electricity. The project is being developed in collaboration with Toledo-based glass maker Pilkington North America Inc.