WASHINGTON, D.C. – – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced that the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy has awarded the University of Toledo $750,000 for the development of low-cost unassisted photoelectrochemical water splitting technology. The DOE’s Office of Nuclear Energy also contributed to this project.
“Investments in innovative new technology like this ensure that Ohio and the United States remain a leader in the development of next generation power sources. Our country’s economic and environmental future depends on a strong domestic clean energy sector,” said Brown.
This year, Sens. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Rob Portman (R-OH) introduced bipartisan legislation to spur investment in an innovative new energy technology and support jobs in Ohio.
The Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EREE) provided approximately $40 million for programs that advance the H2@Scale concept, which promotes cost-effective, reliable and innovative hydrogen generation, storage, transportation, and utilization in the United States.