Appear in C&EN, Get Presidential Visit?

Back in September I wrote about battery material company Celgard. Today the firm put out a press release saying that President Obama would be stopping by for a visit this Friday, April 2. Coincidence? Truth be told, it was not C&EN that launched Celgard's 15 minutes of fame. At the time of publication, the firm had already scored almost $50 million in DOE grant money AND a visit from agency head Steven Chu. Celgard makes battery separators for lithium ion batteries here in the good ol' USA (Charlotte, NC to be precise). Presumably the visit will have something to do with green jobs, but it seems the White House is waiting until the actual visit to put out its own press release.

Author: Melody Bomgardner

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