PETROLERN LLC‘s CEO, Dr Hamed Soroush visited Washington in early March 2020 as part of a Clean Energy Business Network program to highlight our energy innovations. In meetings with federal lawmakers and their staffs, the need to protect and grow federal funding for the U.S. Department of Energy and clean energy innovation heading into fiscal year 2021 was discussed by a group of business leaders. The President’s budget request for fiscal year 2021 proposes an 8 percent cut to the Department of Energy and elimination of ARPA-E. Congress rejected these proposed cuts in fiscal year 2020 and instead provided increases for many programs. The business leaders in Washington this month urged lawmakers to continue on this progress.

Dr. Soroush specifically met with Senator Perdue, Senator Loeffler and Representative McBath of Georgia and discuss Petrolern’s pursuits of clean energy, and opportunities to make the State of #Georgia greener and cleaner.