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DelBene Celebrates $100M Grant to Boost U.S. Battery Production

Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) celebrated a $100 million U.S. Department of Energy grant to Group14 Technologies to boost domestic battery production. The funding comes from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act that she supported to help galvanize domestic battery component manufacturing, materials processing, and recycling to support the growing EV market and energy storage demand.

DelBene released the following statement on the announcement:

“Washington state is a powerhouse for advanced manufacturing and green technology. This investment in Group14 Technologies will help the United States meet our growing demand for the millions of batteries that we need to power our homes and vehicles over the rest of this century. It will also mean more good-paying green jobs in our region.

“The bipartisan infrastructure law that I proudly supported continues to invest in the traditional infrastructure like roads and bridges that we sorely need across the country but also the forward-looking advanced technology that will allow the United States to be a global green energy leader.”

The announcement from the U.S. Department of Energy can be found here.