WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced that the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management (FECM) has awarded two grants, totaling $2 million to Ohio University in Athens. This will support the development of new and safe uses of coal-wastes which will help create good-paying jobs in these communities.
“Ohio is leading the way on industrial energy efficiency,” said Brown. “These federal funds will allow us to continue to invest in cutting edge energy technology, so that we’re creating local jobs and improving our economy in a responsible and sustainable way, while developing the next generation of innovative technology.”
The DOE’s Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management is responsible for federal research, development, and demonstration efforts on advanced power generation; power plant efficiency; water management; carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) technologies; and emission control technologies, as well as the development of technological solutions for the prudent and sustainable development of our unconventional oil and gas domestic resources.