WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced that The Ohio State University (OSU) received new Federal resources to research advanced turbine equipment to spur the development of clean energy technology.
“The Ohio State University and manufacturers throughout Ohio have long partnered to create the next generation technology needed to bring good-paying jobs to our state and end our dependency on foreign energy sources. These resources will ensure that Ohio can continue to scale-up.” Brown said. “Ohio manufacturers can compete with anyone in the world and the research and development taking place in the center of our state can help make Ohio the center of 21st century energy and economic development.”
The U.S. Department of Energy granted $621,758 to OSU for research as a part of a project conducted by the Office of Fossil Energy Advanced Turbine Program in the Department of Energy (DOE). The National Energy Technology Laboratory resources will be used in OSU’s Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering department.
OSU project is titled “Effects of hot streak and phantom cooling on heat transfer in a cooled turbine state including particulate deposition” and the 36-month project will address the key technologies needed to enable the development of advanced gas turbines and gas turbine-based systems. This development is critical to producing advanced-coal based power generation technologies.
Brown has introduced a package of key legislative proposals aimed at bolstering the competiveness of U.S. manufacturers. He is the author of the Investments for Manufacturing Progress and Clean Technology (IMPACT) Act, legislation that would help small to medium-sized manufacturers become more energy-efficient or transition to the clean energy supply chain. Brown also authored the Trade Enforcement Priorities Act, legislation that would give the federal government more authority to address trade barriers that undermine American workers and manufacturing. This includes the reinstatement of Super 301 authority, which provides support to the U.S. Trade Representative to combat export barriers. Finally, Brown is a coauthor of the Security in Energy and Manufacturing (SEAM) Act, legislation that would expand and improve the Advanced Energy Manufacturing Tax Credit (48C) program.