- Associated Press - Thursday, May 7, 2015

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan is awarding $2.8 million in grants to help develop new markets for scrap tires.

The state Department of Environmental Quality says the funding announced this week is for road projects involving rubber-modified asphalt in construction and repairs to existing Michigan roadways; research projects; and equipment projects.

Among the recipients, Michigan State University is getting grants of about $333,000 and $300,000 for research. Funding for equipment includes $500,000 for Remold Products, $350,000 for Cobalt Holdings and $300,000 for Environmental Rubber.

A number of communities are getting funding, including $150,000 for Bay County. A list of recipients is posted on the state’s website.

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Online:

List of grant recipients: https://1.usa.gov/1H3o2Sk


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