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Lori Trahan announces $ 3.8 million for research and development grants for small businesses in the 3rd arrondissement

Congresswoman Lori Trahan, along with Senator Ed Markey and Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm, announced on Tuesday that $ 3.8 million in federal funding has been provided to small businesses in the 3rd District working on advanced scientific tools and clean energy projects.

The funding is part of 110 grants in 26 states for projects pursuing technology solutions that support the Biden-Harris administration’s clean energy goals – in areas ranging from cybersecurity, to renewables, to carbon management , grid reliability and fusion energy.

“From Andover to Chelmsford to Marlboro, the innovative small businesses here in Massachusetts’ Third Congressional District are proving essential to solving the challenges we face as a nation,” Trahan said in a statement. “These grants are needed investments in organizations like Triton, Solid Material Solutions, Physical Sciences and Aspen Products Group, which are focused solely on creating a clean energy future and breaking down scientific barriers.”

According to Trahan, the awards were administered by the Department of Energy’s Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs, which were created to encourage diverse communities to participate in technological innovation. .

Funding came from the science and energy programs offices of the DOE, the Office of Nuclear Defense and Non-Proliferation, and the Office of Environmental Management.

“Massachusetts continues to be a leader in energy technology, and I am proud that so many of our small businesses have received research and development grants through the Department of Energy,” said Markey said in a statement. “From battery upgrades to innovations in offshore wind, these grants will support the hard work of decarbonizing our energy systems and continue to rebuild our economy at the same time.”

Some of the companies to receive funding included Aspen Products Group in Marlboro, Physical Sciences in Andover, and Solid Material Solutions and Triton Systems, both in Chelmsford.