Wes Hickman (202-224-5972) or Kevin Bishop (864-250-1417)
– U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today announced the University of South Carolina (USC) will receive a $2,158,370 grant to conduct hydrogen research. The grant will enable the university to focus on the production, storage, and uses of hydrogen.
Hydrogen is viewed as a fuel source capable of lessening our nation’s dependence on oil from the Middle East. At USC and other institutions around the state, research into hydrogen and its ability to power everything from automobiles to power plants has intensified.
In the U.S. Senate, Graham serves as co-chairman of the Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Caucus, a bipartisan group of twelve Senators dedicated to pushing hydrogen research forward.
The grant was awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy.