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EIU to build clean energy research center

CHARLESTON, Ill. (AP) -

A center dedicated to clean energy research and education will be built at Eastern Illinois University starting this fall.

The Mattoon Journal-Gazette reports it will take about a year to complete the 4,300-square-foot Clean Energy Research and Education Facility. Bob Chesnut is director of the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs at Eastern. He says the facility will give students and faculty a place to do renewable energy research.

Chestnut also says students in the community can learn about renewable energy at the center and it will provide a home to start-up businesses specializing in renewable energy.

Chestnut says he hopes those businesses will help add jobs to the Coles County area.

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