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June 11, 2003

State of Ohio Supports Fuel Cells, Renewables with $20 Million in Grants

Ohio Governor Bob Taft awarded a total of $20 million to two educational institutions in late May and early June in support of fuel cell research and development. An $18 million grant went to Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) to establish the "Power Partnership for Ohio," which will support the research, development, and commercialization of fuel cells. CWRU will house the facility and collaborate with other Ohio educational institutions and companies in its fuel cell projects. One of those institutions, Stark State College of Technology, was awarded an additional $2 million to establish a Fuel Cell Prototyping Center, which will serve as a learning center for the public. See the governor's press releases about CWRU and Stark State.

The Ohio Department of Development's Office of Energy Efficiency is also supporting clean-burning and renewable energy technologies through awards of up to $75,000 for cost-shared projects throughout the state. The office aims to support distributed energy projects using such technologies as microturbines, biomass energy, landfill gas systems, cogeneration, solar thermal, solar electric, and wind power. Proposals are due by June 27th. See the request for proposals (PDF 779 KB). Download Acrobat Reader.