WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced $3,330,452 in new federal funding for a pilot project in Ohio to help accelerate the development of coal-based advanced combustion power generation that would help reduce carbon emissions. The funding was awarded by the Department of Energy. It will support a partnership between Babcock & Wilcox in Barberton and the Ohio State University. Brown wrote in support Babcock & Wilcox’s proposal for the funding.

“New energy technologies like carbon capture will help create local jobs, clean our air, and decrease carbon emissions,” said Brown. “This award will help Babcock & Wilcox and OSU work together to help ready carbon capture technology for widespread, commercial use.”

Ohio is one of three projects selected by DOE to help scale-up coal-based advanced combustion power generation technologies capable of 90 percent CO2 capture. Babcock & Wilcox and OSU will help pilot the technology to increase performance and reduce the cost. The goal is to prepare the technology for commercial-scale demonstrations.