By Business First of Columbus

The Ohio Third Frontier Commission has approved more than $14 million in spending to bolster the stateâ¿¿s alternative energy efforts.

The money will come from the Ohio Third Frontierâ¿¿s Photovoltaic, Fuel Cell and Advanced Energy programs.

Adsorption Research Inc. of Dublin will receive $1 million from the Advanced Energy Program for a project studying how to upgrade the methane gas captured from landfills. Itâ¿¿s working with Rumpke Consolidated Cos., Civil & Environmental Consultants Inc., Sauer Group Inc., GSF Energy LLC, Dublin Technical Systems Inc. and Clean Fuels Ohio on the project.

Other Advanced Energy Program recipients were Advanced Battery Concepts LLC of Port Clinton ($1 million), Delphi Automotive in Warren ($1 million) Gem Energy Management Inc. of Walbridge ($1 million), Inorganic Specialists Inc. in Miamisburg ($1 million) MesoCoat Inc. of Euclid ($2 million) and SuGanit Systems Inc. of Toledo ($2 million).

The recipients under the Photovoltaics Program were Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland ($899,818), which is working with Replex Plastics; DyeTec Solar Inc. in Toledo ($950,000) for a project with Pilkington North America Inc.; Energy Focus Inc. in Solon ($1 million), for a collaboration with Replex Plastics, Ohio State University and Lighting Services Inc.; GreenField Solar Corp. in Oberlin ($1 million), which is working on a project with Edison Materials Technology Center and Ohio State; and Process Technology of Mentor ($357,713), for a collaboration with Cleveland State University and Ohio State.

The sole recipient of funding from the Fuel Cell Program was Rolls-Royce Fuel Cells Systems Inc. in North Canton, which is in line for $999,875 for a project with RoviSys Co.

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