Nearly $1 million in federal funding will jump-start a new advanced energy manufacturing center at Edison Welding Institute in Columbus.
The funding for the center is part of an effort to make Ohio the “Silicon Valley” for clean energy manufacturing, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, said Wednesday prior to a clean energy summit at the Center of Science and Industry in Columbus.
Brown said he and U.S. Sen. George Voinovich, R-Ohio, secured the federal funding for the center. It is part of a broader push to help Ohio’s large manufacturing base pursue opportunities in the growing advanced energy field. That field includes wind, solar and other forms of alternative energy as well as emerging technologies such as fuel cells and batteries for plug-in electric vehicles.
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