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Published: Monday, 12/15/2008

Xunlight, SuGanit obtain alternative energy grants

Two Toledo companies were among 10 organizations in the state awarded grants to accelerate the development of advanced energy in Ohio.

Xunlight Corp. received $995,577 for the online performance measurement of its thin film photovoltaic manufacturing.

The company plans to improve its product yield with a system to measure the film thickness and voltage of the solar cells as they are produced.

SuGanit Systems was awarded a $999,900 grant to convert biomass to ethanol fuel.

The state noted that the local company s performance in terms of yield, costs, and time was significantly better than its competitors.

More than $9 million was awarded through the Ohio Third Frontier program.

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