Sen. Brown Touts Hi Tech Energy Production

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Sen. Brown Touts Hi Tech Energy Production

WCPN – GrafTech International of Parma, perhaps best-known for its energizer battery, has 125 years of technological innovation and manufacturing to its credit. But it’s the future that most interest Senator Sherrod Brown, who toured the facility Monday morning.

GrafTech International currently contributes technology to the lithium ion cells that power the GM Volt, Nissan Leaf and future electric cars, and it’s just received two Department of Energy grants to pursue development of its patented graphite and carbon-based products. Brown says Ohio is among the most successful states in bringing government resources to alternative energy development.

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