Congressman Fred Keller applauds Department of Energy grant to Penn State University

August 16, 2019
Press Release
$1 million award is part of the Department’s goal to accelerate advanced vehicle technologies research

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Fred Keller (R-PA) Friday applauded the Department of Energy awarding $1 million to Penn State University as part of the Department’s initiative to accelerate advanced vehicle technologies research.


The $1 million awarded to Penn State, funded through the Department’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, is to be used for research in developing materials for high-energy-density solid state lithium-sulfur batteries.


“Penn State University is a world class institution of higher education and research center,” Congressman Keller said. “I am proud that Penn State will be partnering with the Department of Energy, and research institutions across the country as part of a larger initiative that is important to the future of transportation in this country.”


The money awarded to Penn State is part of $59 million Department of Energy Initiative to accelerate advanced vehicle technologies research.


The initiative includes 43 different projects that will enhance our national security, increase our energy dominance, and provide for future economic growth as new transportation technologies are needed.


More information about the program can be found HERE.