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Secretary John Bryson Visits Aquion Energy and Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pa.

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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Remarks at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Highlighting the president’s call for a new energy economy and the Department of Commerce’s support for manufacturers, Commerce Secretary John Bryson toured Aquion Energy, a Carnegie Mellon University spin-off and battery technology company, in Pittsburgh, Pa. today. Bryson was joined by Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl and Aquion CEO Scott Pearson. Aquion Energy is working on bringing new battery technology to market.

Bryson and Mayor Ravenstahl then headed over to Carnegie Mellon University to participate in a State of the Union address discussion with business leaders and Carnegie Mellon Vice President of Research Rick McCullough. To compete in a global economy, U.S. businesses need to build products here and sell them everywhere, which is why Secretary Bryson has agreed to co-chair the national office for the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership.

Before heading to Aquion, Bryson met with the Pittsburgh District Export Council (DEC) over breakfast. He shared the president’s outline for ensuring that more American products are sold around the world.