Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth (IL-08) today announced $4,636,089 in federal grant funding for Des Plaines-based Gas Technology Institute (GTI) from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). This funding, which will help GTI develop innovative energy efficient technologies and methods as well as boost the local economy, comes from the DOE’s ARPA-E OPEN 2015 Program and Supercritical Transformational Electric Power (STEP) program.
“This funding will help innovators in the Eight District develop new technologies to help grow well-paying local jobs, protect our planet and reduce our dependence on foreign oil,” said Congresswoman Duckworth.
Congresswoman Duckworth has worked to support state-of-the-art sustainable energy research and development, and last year she joined Department of Energy officials at GTI to announce the facility’s groundbreaking Wood2Gasoline renewable fuel project. GTI is a non-profit research and development institution that helps to bring new energy technologies to market. Under today’s announcement, GTI will receive $3,000,000 million in ARPA-E OPEN funding and $1,636,089 million in STEP funding.