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Climate Researcher Awarded Sustainability Catalyst Grant

A project including work by Ayumi Fujisaki-Manome, Catching the Waves: Empowering Beaver Island with Clean, Local Energy, has received a sustainability catalyst grant.

Ayumi Fujisaki-Manome, an associate research scientist at the Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research (CIGLR), and her project team have been awarded a sustainability catalyst grant from U-M’s Graham Sustainability Institute for their project, Catching the Waves: Empowering Beaver Island with Clean, Local Energy. The team received $10,000 from the Graham Sustainability Institute to fund their work.

Fujisaki-Manome also holds the titles Adjunct Assistant Research Scientist, Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering, College of Engineering, and Assistant Research Scientist, School for Environment and Sustainability

The project focuses on deploying wave energy converters to power remote coastal communities, starting with Beaver Island in Lake Michigan. The project aims to provide clean, reliable energy and reduce dependence on diesel generators.

Catalyst grants support projects that are designed to identify, engage and respond to the needs of external partners who are positioned to apply the project’s outputs in real-world decision-making and practice. The catalyst grant program has supported more than 40 projects since its inception in 2017.

Read the story on the Michigan News website. 

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