WASHINGTON, D.C. –Today, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced the final Energy and Water Appropriations package passed by the Senate tonight includes a $20 million investment for programs like Energy Industries of Ohio’s Advanced Ultrasupercritical Consortium (AUSC). AUSC aims to develop high-temperature steam technology in coal-based power plants to increase efficiency and help cut down on fossil fuel usage. The final Energy and Water Appropriations bill will now head to House for passage before going to the President’s desk to become law.
“Northeast Ohio has always been on the cutting edge of developing new technology and this investment in the Advanced Ultrasupercritical Consortium will ensure Ohio remains a leader in energy technology,” said Brown.
The Advanced Ultrasupercritical Consoritum was started in 2011 as a partnership between the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the Ohio Coal Development Office (OCDO), as well as private and not-for-profit partners.