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Suzanne Bonamici gets $105 million for marine power research at OSU

September 14, 2018
In The News

Researchers hoping to generate electricity from ocean waves, including those at Oregon State University, will likely have 105 million additional federal dollars in 2019, thanks in part to Rep. Suzanne Bonamici.

The Oregon Democrat managed to get the $105 million into a new federal spending package passed by the Senate and the House this week. The 2019 appropriations bill now goes to President Donald Trump.

The additional funding will go to the U.S. Department of Energy's Water Power Technologies Office, which supports investments in hydropower, marine and hydro-kinetic energy technologies. From there, some of the money will go to the Pacific Marine Energy Center, a partnership of Oregon State, the University of Washington and the University of Alaska at Fairbanks.

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