WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND), a Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee member, announced today the U.S. Department of Energy awarded $249,886 to Microbeam Technologies Incorporated in Grand Forks. 

“I am grateful to the Energy Department for making yet another investment in support of North Dakota research and development potential,” said Senator Cramer. “These funds, which are part of a nationwide investment in small business energy projects, will help Grand Forks’ Microbeam Technologies learn how to better utilize coal to support our need for critical mineral resources.”