Chat with Dan Carder about the Volkswagen emissions scandal and why research matters – May 3

 April 25, 2017 – NRCCE News Morgantown, W.Va. – The public is invited to join Dan Carder in an informal conversation on why research matters and lessons learned from the Volkswagen emissions scandal. Join us Wednesday, May 3, at 1 p.m. in Room 125 in the Advanced Engineering Research building across from the Evansdale Library.  … Continue reading

Alternative fuel vehicles coming to Evansdale on Wednesday, May 3

April 25, 2017 – by NRCCE News Morgantown, W.Va. – With the spring semester ending and summer jobs on the horizon, some students and parents will be looking to buy new and used vehicles.  To remind people to think clean cars, the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium will be parking four alternative fuel vehicles near … Continue reading

Nation’s largest clean vehicle awareness event by WVU joins world’s largest Earth Day event in Dallas

April 18, 2017 by NAFTC News Morgantown, W.Va. – The National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium at West Virginia University will conduct the kickoff of the nation’s largest alternative fuel vehicle event, National Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Day Odyssey, on April 20, 2017 at Fair Park in Dallas, Texas. Locations across the United States will join … Continue reading

Become a sponsor or exhibitor at the 2017 Mid-Atlantic Water Resources Conference

April 18, 2017 by Andrew Stacy, Conference Coordinator Morgantown, W.Va. – Sponsor and exhibitor registration is now open for the 2017 Mid-Atlantic Water Resources Conference. Join us October 12th and13th at the National Conservation Center in Shepherdstown, West Virginia for this excellent educational and networking opportunity. Four levels of sponsorship are offered: Platinum, Gold, Silver, … Continue reading

Latest issue of Blight Beat highlights W.Va. dilapidated buildings and redevelopment news

April 18, 2017 Morgantown, W.Va. – West Virginia Blight Beat is a monthly collection of stories, resources, and event addressing issues of abandoned and dilapidated buildings in West Virginia. In this issue: Huntington Selected for Vacant Properties Technical Assistance Scholarship City adds $400K to Budget for BAD Buildings Kanawha commission approves $1 million house demolition … Continue reading

NAFTC trains technicians in Louisiana, Arkansas and California

March 30, 2017 by NAFTC News Morgantown, W.Va. – At the end of February, Mark Schmidt, National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC) trainer, returned to Kenner, LA, this time to teach the Light-Duty CNG Vehicle Technician Training. The course, presented at the City of Kenner’s facilities, was hosted by the Southeast Louisiana Clean Fuel Partnership … Continue reading

Appalachian coal mine waste could provide key ingredients for clean energy

March 29, 2017 by Jim Pierobon, Southeast Energy News. Reprinted by permission Creative Commons. Morgantown, W.Va. — Researchers at state universities in the Southeast are closing in on whether one of the region’s biggest liabilities – coal mine waste – might become a valuable asset by supplying rare earth elements needed for clean energy and … Continue reading

Chinese energy group meets with WVU

March 22, 2017 by NRCCE News Morgantown, W.Va. – Representatives from the Shenhua Group, one of the largest energy companies in the world, met with West Virginia University (WVU) faculty and administrators to continue discussions on scientific and educational collaborations.  Shenhua is also exploring possible energy investments in West Virginia. A relationship of R&D and … Continue reading

Registration open for 2017 Mid-Atlantic Water Resources Conference

March 14, 2017 by Andrew Stacy, West Virginia Water Research InsTitute Morgantown, W.Va. – Registration is now open for the 2017 Mid-Atlantic Water Resources Conference. The event takes place October 12-13, 2017 at the National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. The theme for the conference is “Water Research: Building Knowledge and Innovative Solutions”. … Continue reading

Making BAD Buildings Good Again: West Virginia communities display best efforts to tackle dilapidated building issues

March 13, 2017 by Darlene J. Swiger, The Exponent Telegram Morgantown, W.Va. – Though West Virginia is known for its peaceful and serene country scenery, nestled in several of its mountains are communities fighting blighted and dilapidated structures that significantly damage that pristine image. “Honestly, it’s been an issue for a long time,” said Luke … Continue reading

Tech-based economic growth in West Virginia a key theme at “Innovation and Entrepreneurship Day at the Capitol” March 16

March 13, 2017 by Sandra Fallon, TransTech Energy Research and Business Development Program Morgantown, W.Va. – What’s on the horizon for West Virginia’s emerging tech-based economy? Join TechConnectWV and West Virginia University’s TransTech Energy Research and Business Development Program to see firsthand the state’s groundbreaking innovations and companies at the 2017 “Innovation and Entrepreneurship Day … Continue reading

WVU offers free workshop to small water and sewage utilities in Appalachia

March 9, 2017 by NRCCE News Morgantown, W.Va. – With coal mining revenues declining, more state budget cuts looming and the predicted domino effect that often hits rural communities especially hard, smaller utilities in West Virginia will need to manage their resources more efficiently than ever. To help these utilities, West Virginia University National Environmental … Continue reading

Shale Gas Network Forum to be held March 22: Role of Natural Gas in Domestic Energy Production and Use

March 7, 2017 by NRCCE News Morgantown, W.Va. — Technologies to upgrade natural gas even at the well are being researched at U.S. universities to advance U.S. shale gas, a sector that is playing an increasingly important role in domestic, clean energy production and use. Shale gas upgrading and use are the featured topics of … Continue reading

NAFTC trains technicians on electric drive and propane autogas vehicles as numbers grow

March 3, 2017 by NAFTC News Morgantown, W.Va. — In January, Mark Schmidt, the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC) national trainer, conducted the organization’s Electric Drive Vehicle Automotive Technician Training course in Kenner, La. The training, attended by 20 technicians at the City of Kenner’s facilities, was hosted by the Southeast Louisiana Clean Fuel … Continue reading

Join us for the 2017 Innovation & Entrepreneurship Day at the State Capitol

  What:  2017 Innovation & Entrepreneurship Day at the Capitol sponsored by TransTech Energy Research & Business Development (TTE) and TechConnect-WV When:  Thursday, March 16, 2017 Where:  West Virginia State Capitol Rotunda (House and Senate Hallways, Well area) Why:   TTE and TechConnect-WV are working together to advance innovation and entrepreneurship in the state.  Meet companies … Continue reading

Ziemkiewicz analyzes data for Inside Appalachia from untreated mine water used as a drinking source

February 20, 2017 by NRCCE News Morgantown, W.Va. – As mining companies close and leave Appalachia, water systems in these company towns are often abandoned.  Eight water systems in southern West Virginia are “intractable,” meaning the systems are no longer maintained and the water is no longer treated, leaving residents vulnerable.  In Garwood (Wyoming County) … Continue reading

Save the date: WV Brownfields Assistance Centers to host annual conference Sept. 12-14 in Morgantown

February 16, 2017 by Andrew Stacy Morgantown, W.Va. – The 2017 #WVBrownfields Conference, hosted by the West Virginia Brownfields Assistance Centers, will take place at the Erickson Alumni Center in Morgantown, W.Va. on Sept. 12-14. The theme for this year’s conference is Ready, Set, Redevelop. Building on the success of last year’s inaugural Central Appalachian … Continue reading

Call for abstracts: 2017 Mid-Atlantic Water Resources Conference

February 9, 2017 by Andrew Stacy, WV Water Research Institute Morgantown, W.Va. – The West Virginia Water Research Institute is accepting abstracts through March 27 for the 2017 Mid-Atlantic Water Resources Conference. Themed “Water Research: Building Knowledge and Innovative Solutions,” the conference will be held October 12-13, 2017 at the National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, W.Va. … Continue reading

NRCCE alternative fuels program joins efforts with Earth Day TX

January 27, 2017 by NAFTC News Morgantown, W.Va. – The National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium, a program of West Virginia University, has joined forces with the world’s largest Earth Day initiative, Earth Day Texas, to conduct the 2017 Kickoff Event for National Alternative Fuel Vehicle Day Odyssey. Earth Day Texas will host the kickoff as … Continue reading

Brownfields assistance program helping Harrison County with rail trail project

January 18, 2017 by Austin Weiford, The Exponent Telegram.  Reprinted by permission. See some of the proposed rail trail. Lewis County Line to the North – Timelapse Video! Lost Creek, W.Va. – The first in a series of community meetings on the future of Harrison County’s rail trails took place at the Lost Creek Community … Continue reading

Harrison County rail trail connectivity workshops announced

January 10, 2017 Morgantown, W.Va. – Enjoy a video ride of some of the proposed rail trail. Workshop dates below.

TransTech Energy works to create vibrant regional “entrepreneurial ecosystem”

December 31, 2016 by Carl Irwin, TTE Director Dear Friends of TransTech Energy, The TransTech team at WVU would like to sincerely thank you for your support during our initial five years. It’s been quite a journey – and would never have happened without co-sponsors, pitch presenters, reviewers, judges, investors, industry partners, speakers and panelists, … Continue reading

Internal grants available to support variety of initiatives

December 30, 2016 by WVU Research Morgantown, W.Va. – Learn more about the internal grants available to support WVU academic conferences, research and scholarship advancement, and travel/development and community engagement. A list of programs, including application requirements and deadlines, is available through WVU Research at this link. -NRCCE-

Ziemkiewicz one of 32 WVU experts sent to Charleston to advise Justice transition team

December 16, 2016 by WVU Today Morgantown, W.Va. – When West Virginia University Provost Joyce McConnell got the call from the office of Governor-elect Jim Justice to co-chair his transition team alongside Marshall University Provost Gayle Ormiston, she didn’t hesitate to agree. “This is a tremendous opportunity for the state to truly take a look … Continue reading

10 reasons you should host a National Alternative Fuels Day Odyssey event on April 20, 2017

December 14, 2017 by NAFTC News Click here for document with clickable links. -NRCCE- vm/12/14/16 CONTACT: Judy Moore; National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium 304.293.7882 or 304.669.4870; Judy.Moore@mail.wvu.edu The NAFTC was founded in 1992 and manages education and outreach programs and activities, develops curricula, and conducts training on subject matter related to alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles. … Continue reading

RFP Announcement – FY17 Water Resources Research National Competitive Grants Program

December 14, 2016 by Andrew Stacy, WV Water Research Institute Morgantown, W.Va. – The U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with the National Institutes for Water Resources requests proposals for matching grants to support research on the topic of improving and enhancing the nation’s water supply, including evaluation of innovative approaches to water treatment, infrastructure design, … Continue reading

NAFTC signs on as supporting organization for The Work Truck Show and Green Truck Summit

December 5, 2016 by NAFTC News Morgantown, W.Va. – The National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC) has signed on as a supporting organization for the NTEA Work Truck Show and Green Truck Summit. The Work Truck Show is the largest work truck event in North America and is a resource for industry professionals.  The event … Continue reading

West Virginia Water Research Institute to co-host regional water conference; announces Call for Abstracts

December 7, 2016 by Andrew Stacy Morgantown, W.Va. – The West Virginia Water Research Institute at West Virginia University is accepting abstracts through March 27 for the 2017 Mid-Atlantic Water Resources Conference. The conference will be held October 12-13, 2017 at the National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, W.Va. The theme for the conference is “Water … Continue reading

WVU Press publishes first book in it’s Energy and Society series

November 29, 2016 by Abby Freeland, West Virginia University Press Morgantown, W.Va. – West Virginia University Press has published Stephen C. Cote’s Oil and Nation: A History of Bolivia’s Petroleum Sector, the inaugural book in its Energy and Society series. Oil and Nation places petroleum at the center of Bolivia’s contentious 20th-century history. Bolivia’s oil, Cote argues, … Continue reading

Commenting on Trump’s search for EPA admin, Ziemkiewicz says it’s possible to strike a balance on regulation and development

November 20, 2016 by C.J. Harvey, WDTV Channel 5 News Clarksburg, W.Va. – The majority of Cabinet positions haven’t been filled by President-elect Donald Trump. One position in the spotlight, though, is who he”ll tap as the nation’s next EPA administrator. “What we seem to swing back-and-forth on in this country is a regulatory environment … Continue reading

WVU study will determine amount of rare earth elements in the region’s coal mining waste

November 10, 2016 by Andrew Stacy Morgantown, W.Va. — The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory recently awarded West Virginia University a project to survey acid mine drainage solids to identify the concentration and amount of rare earth elements available in AMD solids. The new project will sample and analyze AMD solids from 120 AMD treatment … Continue reading

WVU Shale Gas Network Forum to feature Marcellus shale lab preliminary results

November 3, 2016 by Trina Wafle Morgantown, W.Va. – The Shale Gas Network Forum will highlight early results from the Marcellus Shale Energy and Environment Laboratory at 3 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Erickson Alumni Center. MSEEL, a fully-instrumented commercial well drilled in Westover a year ago, offers researchers a first-of-a-kind glimpse into the inner … Continue reading

2016 TTE conference highlights

November 2, 2016 by TransTech Energy News Morgantown, W.Va. – More than 200 participants: entrepreneurs, investors, academic, industry, national laboratory, state and federal government, students, technology-based economic development, general public 20 outstanding speakers and panelists 24 pitches for funding (5 NETL) representing start-up companies and commercializable projects from PA, OH, WV, OR, FL. 12 presenters … Continue reading

2016 TTE Business Development Conference winners

November 2, 2016 by TransTech Energy News Morgantown, W.Va. – $10K 1st Place Award to top-ranked company in finalists pitch session:  Gecko Robotics, Pittsburgh, PA, Troy Demmer, Co-Founder $5K Runner- Up Award for a high-ranked company in finalists pitch session:  Rewyndr, Pittsburgh, PA, David Palmer, Co-Founder $5K Runner Up Award for a high-ranked company in finalists pitch session:  … Continue reading

WV Brownfields Assistance Centers will help communities with FY17 EPA grant applications

November 1, 2016 by Andrew Stacy MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The EPA brownfields assessment and cleanup grants are now available. Successful applicants can use the grants to empower communities to prevent, inventory, assess, clean up, and reuse brownfield sites. To view the guidelines and download applications, please visit the EPA’s Grants and Funding website. Applications are … Continue reading

WVU a hotbed of research activity

October 23, 2016 by Janet Metzner, legal reporter, The Intelligencer Which Fracking Water To Watch Paul Ziemkiewicz, director, West Virginia Water Research Institute, says the general public often worries about the wrong water in the fracking process. The water that becomes contaminated is what’s removed from the well, he explained, citing research from the Marcellus … Continue reading

WVU and global energy giant form clean energy technology partnership

October 27, 2016 by WVU Today MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — A new partnership between West Virginia University one of the world’s largest energy companies will promote discoveries that could provide cleaner, cheaper energy to countries across the globe, bolstering economies and providing a better future for the world’s citizens. Officials from WVU and a delegation from China Shenhua Energy Company … Continue reading

WVU’s TransTech Energy Business Development Conference spotlights environmental technology entrepreneurs

OCTOBER 19, 2016 BY TRACY NOVAK, TransTech Energy MORGANTOWN, W.VA. – Technology entrepreneurs will take center stage in Morgantown next week to convince a panel of judges and audience that they’ve got start-ups that will help create jobs and a diverse, sustainable economy in West Virginia and our multistate region. A few will walk away … Continue reading

WVU-based NAFTC earns fifth National Excellence in Training Award

October 14, 2016 by NAFTC eNews Morgantown W.Va. — The National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium a program of West Virginia University, spent much of 2016 traveling the United States training automotive technicians to repair and maintain propane autogas vehicles utilizing its Propane Autogas Vehicle Technician Training curriculum. Now this curriculum and training program has been … Continue reading

Sensitive Data Practices and Storage: FAQ

October 17, 2016 by WVU Information Technology Services Researchers must be aware of the risks of handling, storing sensitive data Morgantown W.Va. — Research at WVU often involves “sensitive data,” but what qualifies goes beyond private medical or educational records. Information Technology Services offers clear and unambiguous guidance through the new Sensitive Data Protection Policyand … Continue reading

Patchen featured on WDTV News as experts discuss future of energy at Governor Tomblin’s Energy Summit

October 10, 2016 Morgantown, W.Va. – Representatives and experts from various energy sectors gathered to discuss the future of energy at Governor Tomblin’s Energy Summit at Stonewall Resort on Friday, Oct. 6. 5 News spoke with Doug Patchen, director of the Extraction Division at the National Research Center for Coal and Energy at WVU, who … Continue reading

Bajura one of industry experts on Capitol Hill talking coal research, as reported by WDTV News

October 10, 2016 Morgantown, W.Va. — A group of leading coal industry leaders joined the Senate on Capitol Hill, Friday, Oct. 7, to talk about progress in the industry. Addressing the research being done at West Virginia University were Richard Bajura, director of the National Research Center for Coal and Energy, and Jim Wood, director … Continue reading

WVU graduate turning green energy idea into reality for local businesses

October 4, 2016 by Jamie Huggins, TransTech Energy Morgantown, W.Va. — The small streams running through the mountains of West Virginia are unassuming, but they could have a powerful effect on the future of clean energy and the economics of the state. Recent West Virginia University graduate Josh Matheny is hoping to do just that by transitioning … Continue reading

NAFTC teaches UHS students about hybrid technology

September 25, 2016 Morgantown, W.Va. — The National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium took their demonstration Prius to University High School in Morgantown so students could get up close and personal with hybrid technology during the school’s “Drive Electric Day.” Students learned about electric vehicles and about other fuels for cars that are available besides gasoline … Continue reading

Researchers at KU, WVU to strengthen water-stewardship practices for U.S. energy production

September 12, 2016 by NRCCE News Morgantown, W.Va. — Every year in the U.S., a whopping 20 billion barrels of water are generated as a byproduct of domestic oil and gas recovery, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. Safe and environmentally responsible management of this “produced water” is important to energy companies, farmers, ecosystems … Continue reading

PTTC workshop illustrates confidence in long-term stability of Appalachian basin gas plays impacting Northeast US and entire country

PTTC Workshop Summary Report Eastern Region – Appalachian Basin by Doug Patchen, Director Petroleum Technology Transfer Council Resource Center for the Appalachian Region Title/Topic:    “The Impact of Utica-Marcellus on American Natural Gas Resource” Date:               September 19, 2016 Location:        Pittsburgh, PA Co-Sponsor:  The Potential Gas Committee; Golden, CO Synopsis/Overall Assessment: This workshop was designed to … Continue reading

Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, Senator Joe Manchin, Congressman David McKinley talk regional energy innovation at WVU

September 11, 2016 by WVU Energy Institute Morgantown, W.Va. —  Government leaders – including the country’s top energy official – gathered at West Virginia University to discuss ways to open the nation’s innovation pipeline for a clean energy future. United States Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz, Senator Joe Manchin, Congressman David McKinley, and Pennsylvania Secretary of … Continue reading

Ziemkiewicz leads study identifying active reservoir management as a safer method for underground CO2 storage

September 1, 2016 by West Virginia Water Research Institute Morgantown, W.Va. — In a recently published study, a team of researchers identified a process for managing reservoir pressure that improves the safety of underground carbon storage. The study team, led by Dr. Paul Ziemkiewicz, director of the West Virginia Water Research Institute at West Virginia University … Continue reading

NAFTC hits the road for alternative fuels

August 30, 2016 by NAFTC News MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC) Director Bill Davis attended the North American School Bus EXPO Conference & Trade Show (STN EXPO) and Green Bus Summit in Reno, NV from July 23 through 27, 2016. The STN EXPO is presented by School Transportation News magazine and … Continue reading

Jack Bennett one of three from US selected for China mining technology summer school

August 30, 2016 by NRCCE News Morgantown, W.Va. — Jack Bennett, a senior mechanical engineering student at West Virginia University, was one of only three scholarship college students from the United States selected to attend the China University of Mining and Technology 2016 Summer School. CUMT is ranked as the best mining university in China … Continue reading

WVU in partnership with Itaipu Dam, one of seven wonders of the modern world

August 29, 2016 by NRCCE News Morgantown W.Va. — Rising 65 stories from the bedrock of the seventh largest river in the world, the Itaipu Dam harnesses the immense power of moving water to generate electricity. Now the mega-structure will also be able to harness the knowledge and expertise of West Virginia University’s engineers and scientists. … Continue reading

NAFTC continues nationwide rollout of technician training as propane continues to grow as a vehicle fuel

August 25, 2016 by NAFTC News Morgantown, W.Va. — The National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC) conducted the sixth in a series of free Propane Autogas Vehicle Technician Training sessions taking place across the country on August 23-25. The free trainings are being held to rapidly introduce this material to technicians so they are able … Continue reading

WVU to Host Real-World Emissions Technology Summit Sept. 28-29

August  22, 2016 By WVU Center for Alternative Fuels, Engines and Emissions Morgantown, W.Va. — Please join West Virginia University’s Center for Alternative Fuels, Engines and Emissions as well as industry, academic and regulatory leaders for a day of engagement focused on emerging emissions technologies. The summit begins with an evening program and reception hosted … Continue reading

Rep. McKinley to host cybersecurity forum in Fairmont, W.Va.

August 4, 2016 Washington, D.C. –- Rep. David McKinley announced today that he will host a forum with industry and government experts to focus on cybersecurity issues on Thursday, August 18, 2016. Topics will include: how to thwart cyber threats, how to protect our energy infrastructure from attacks, protecting consumers and businesses from online attacks, … Continue reading

WVU helps countries better understand responsible development, management and impact of unconventional gas resources

August 1, 2016 by WVU Energy Institute Morgantown W.Va. — Recognizing the depth and breadth of its knowledge about unconventional natural gas resources, the United States Department of State has called onWest Virginia University to share that expertise with the world. With increasing interest in natural gas development both in the U.S. and worldwide, the State Department’s … Continue reading

Bajura honored by American Society of Mechanical Engineers

July 26, 2016 by NRCCE News Morgantown W.Va. — Dr. Richard Bajura was honored recently by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) in Washington, D.C., for his “seminal contributions” to the discipline of fluids engineering. Bajura was part of a 90th anniversary awards ceremony for fluids engineering that celebrated a number of distinguished engineers and … Continue reading

Early bird registration deadline approaching for 2016 #WV Brownfields Conference

July 22, 2016 by Andrew Stacy, West Virginia Water Research Institute Morgantown W.Va. — The West Virginia Brownfields Assistance Centers are reminding those interested in attending the 2016 #WVBrownfields Conference that early registration is available through August 5, 2016. Kicking off this year’s conference is Ric Cavender, executive director for Charleston Main Streets. Charleston Main Streets … Continue reading

Research at WVU concludes waste from test fracking wells safe to be on highways

July 20, 2016 by Andrew Stacy, West Virginia Water Research Institute Morgantown W.Va. — Researchers at West Virginia University studied drilling wastes produced at two research wells near Morgantown and found they are well below federal guidelines for radioactive or hazardous waste. Paul Ziemkiewicz, director of the West Virginia Water Research Institute at WVU, will present these … Continue reading

Attention Regional Entrepreneurs: “The door is open for applications to pitch at TransTech Energy 2016!”

July 12, 2016 by TTE News Morgantown, W.Va. — The 2016 TransTech Energy (TTE) Business Development Conference is accepting applications from entrepreneurs, budding CEOs, and innovators who may be interested in making a pitch at the 5th TTE Conference scheduled for Oct 26-27, at the Marriott Waterfront Place Hotel in Morgantown, W.Va. Interested innovators should go … Continue reading

New oil and gas workshop presents “the best of” environmental research on hydraulic fracturing; WVU to present on experimental well site lab near Morgantown

June 30, 2016 by NRCCE News Morgantown W.Va. — A new oil and gas workshop entitled “Appalachian Basin Technology” will present updates of environmental research on hydraulic fracturing, which includes three experimental well site laboratories by West Virginia University, Ohio State University and others. The workshop will take place on Wed., July 20, at the … Continue reading

WVU-based NAFTC connects WV state parks to electric “plug-in” vehicle charging

June 23, 2016 by NAFTC NEWS Morgantown W.Va. — The National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium, a program of West Virginia University, helped the West Virginia State Parks system personnel learn more about electric vehicle chargers that will soon be featured at state park lodges alongside the state’s natural beauty.   The state parks system worked … Continue reading

Ziemkiewicz featured in WDTV segment on lead in older plumbing

June 15, 2016 by Austin Pollack, WDTV Clarksburg, W.Va. — For the past few weeks, we’ve been warning you of the dangers of lead in water, and how older plumbing creates a higher risk of contamination. Even though this is something utility workers are aware of, could it still come up in our area? 5 … Continue reading

WVWRI project highlighted in WVU Magazine

June 15, 2016 by Andrew Stacy, West Virginia Water Research Institute Morgantown, W.Va. – The West Virginia Water Research Institute’s project to extract Rare Earth Elements from Coal Mining Waste was recently highlighted in the Spring 2016 Issue of WVU Magazine. Below is an except from that highlight. SECOND LIFE OF MINES Buried in acid mine drainage … Continue reading

WVU-based NAFTC continues to educate automotive technicians across the U.S. with industries’ newest Propane Autogas Vehicle Technician Training

June 15, 2015 by NAFTC News Morgantown, W.Va. — In the push to adopt alternative fuel vehicles to protect the environment and reduce our dependence on foreign oil, one factor is often overlooked: automotive technicians must be properly trained to maintain and repair these technologies if they are ever to become a commonplace part of … Continue reading

2017 Odyssey Save the Date

May 26, 2016 by NAFTC News Morgantown, W.Va. — The eighth installment of National Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Day Odyssey, the nation’s largest alternative fuel vehicle awareness event, will be held on April 20, 2017. The National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC) is actively seeking Odyssey event hosts, partners, and sponsors. National AFV Day Odyssey is a nationwide … Continue reading

West Virginia Brownfields Assistance Centers help secure more than $1.9 million in EPA funding

MAY 31, 2016 BY ANDREW STACY Morgantown, W.Va. – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded more than $1.9 million in Brownfields grants to revitalize former industrial sites and promote economic development in West Virginia. With the help of the West Virginia Brownfields Assistance Centers, the state received 49 percent of the EPA grant funding awarded … Continue reading

WVU-based NAFTC continues nationwide rollout of industries’ newest Propane Autogas Vehicle Technician Training

May 31, 2016 BY NAFTC NEWS Morgantown, W.Va. – While propane is mainly known for its use in 4.8 million homes, it is also becoming more popular as a vehicle fuel. To meet the needs of automotive technicians skilled to maintain propane autogas vehicles, West Virginia University has partnered with the Propane Education and Research Council … Continue reading

Early bird registration is open for the 2016 #WVBrownfields Conference

May 23, 2016 by Andrew Stacy, West Virginia Water Research Insitute Morgantown, W.Va. – Early bird registration is now open for the 2016 #WVBrownfields Conference hosted by the West Virginia Brownfields Assistance Centers. “Reclaim. Restore. Revitalize.” is the theme for this year’s conference on Sept. 7-8 at the Marriott Town Center in Charleston. The conference will feature sessions … Continue reading

NAFTC teams with Louisiana Clean Fuels Coalition

May 6, 2016 by NAFTC News Morgantown, W.Va. – The Louisiana Clean Fuels hosted the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium at the Louisiana Alternative Fuels Conference and Expo 2016 in the Cajundome Convention Center in Lafayette, LA in mid-April. The NAFTC showcased the Alternative Energy Learning Center and the cutaway Prius Hybrid Electric Vehicle Training Educator at the event. Inside the … Continue reading

PTTC workshop overviews new technologies to increase oil and gas productivity in older plays

April 13, 2016 by Kathy Jesperson, NRCCE Morgantown, W.Va. –  A workshop on new technologies being used to extract additional oil and natural gas from older, conventional oil and gas plays will be held May 19 at the Erickson Alumni Center at West Virginia University. The workshop, “Learning from Shales: Applying New Technology to Old … Continue reading

NAFTC conducts First Responder Safety Training for natural gas vehicles

APRIL 1, 2015 BY NAFTC NEWS Morgantown, W.Va. – The National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC) conducted First Responder Safety Training on natural gas vehicles and fueling stations at the Pennsylvania State Fire Academy Lewistown, PA. There were two 1-day classes held on March 1 and 2, 2016. Thirty-eight people attended the training, and are … Continue reading

NAFTC unveils new Propane Autogas Vehicle Technician Training

April 1, 2016 by NAFTC News Morgantown, W.Va. – The National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC) hosted a professional development meeting for its consortium members in Fort Valley, GA, February 23-26, 2016. During the four-day meeting, members had the opportunity to attend the first session of the newly developed Propane Autogas Vehicle Technician Training. NAFTC Director Bill … Continue reading

April 11 forum focuses on “National and International Implications of Shale Gas Development”

March 31, 2016 by NRCCE News Details and RSVP at https://spring-2016-wvu-shale-gas-network-forum.eventbrite.com -NRCCE- CONTACT:  Trina Wafle, NRCCE 304.293.6038; tkwafle@mail.wvu.edu tw/3/24/16    

New Workshop – Learning from Shales: Applying New Technology to Old Plays

May 19, 2016 WVU Alumni Center   Morgantown, WV Sponsored by the Petroleum Technology Transfer Council & Environmentally Friendly Drilling       Who Should Attend This course should be of interest to petroleum geologists and petroleum engineers employed by industry, government and academia who live and/or work in the Appalachian basin. Students who are interested in … Continue reading

Additional testing by WV Water Research Institute confirms acceptable THM levels in drinking water in Southwestern Pa.

March 24, 2016 by Andrew Stacy, WV Water Research Institute Morgantown, W.Va. – Additional testing by the West Virginia Water Research Institute (WVWRI) shows acceptable levels of total trihalomethane (THM) in drinking water at Beth Center Elementary and High Schools in Washington County, Pennsylvania. Those and nine other locations throughout Greene and Washington counties were sampled … Continue reading

Jamie Huggins joins TransTech Energy

March 24, 2016 by Kathy Jesperson, NRCCE Morgantown, W.Va.–TransTech Energy Research & Business Development welcomes Jamie Huggins as its new communications and social media strategist. Jamie started working with TTE in August 2014 as a student and worked with them through December 2015. Now she is joining the staff part-time to help the program grow … Continue reading

WV Water Research Institute coordinates WVU team to develop STEM program at Boy Scouts high adventure camp in West Virginia

March 21, 2016 by Andrew Stacy, WV Water Research Institute Morgantown, W.Va. – West Virginia Water Research Institute Director Paul Ziemkiewicz announced today a project to establish an environmental science, technology, engineering, and math education and research program with the Boy Scouts of America at the Bechtel Summit Reserve near Oak Hill, West Virginia. An … Continue reading

NAFTC Free Webinar April 7: Comprehensive Training for AFV Deployment

March 29, 2016 by NAFTC News Register Here: Webinar

NRCCE Director Richard Bajura participates as WVU hosts U.S. and Paraguay ambassadors

March 7, 2016 by WVU Today Morgantown, W.Va. – Paraguay’s top diplomat in the United States and his U.S. counterpart visited Morgantown Monday, March 7, to honor a partnership between West Virginia University and the Universidad Nacional de Asunción in Paraguay. German Rojas, Paraguay’s ambassador to the United States, and Leslie Bassett, the U.S. ambassador to Paraguay, were invited … Continue reading

WVU’s energy expertise plays integral role in new alliance to address global energy needs

March 16, 2015 by WVU Today Morgantown, W.Va. – Talk of energy has loomed large on the national scene as presidential candidates battle for their parties’ nomination. The ever-increasing demand for energy can no longer be met by a handful of sources, but will require a stable of technologies for cleaner and more sustainable technologies, better … Continue reading

WRI’s Austin Isinghood finalist for WVU Student Employee of the Year

March 16, 2016 by NRCCE News Morgantown, W.Va. – Austin Isinghood, WRI’s undergraduate graphic designer, was selected as a finalist for the 2016 WVU Student Employee of the Year. Along with the three other finalists, Austin will be presented with a certificate of appreciation by President Gee at the awards ceremony on Monday, April 11 at … Continue reading

Brian Anderson, WVU Energy Institute, to speak at Marcellus and Manufacturing Development Conference

March 15, 2016 – NRCCE News Morgantown, W.Va. – The West Virginia Manufacturers Association is hosting the Marcellus and Manufacturing Development Conference on March 23-24, 2016, at the Charleston Civic Center.  This year’s event focuses on the infrastructure needed to create a regional Appalachian storage hub. Brian Anderson, director of the Energy Institute at West … Continue reading

Patrick Kirby testifies on Build Act before US Senate Committee

March 8, 2016 by Andrew Stacy Morgantown, W.Va. – On March 2, Patrick Kirby, director of the Northern West Virginia Brownfields Assistance Center at West Virginia University, provided testimony on the BUILD Act before the U.S. Senate Committee on the Environment and Public Works. The hearing focused on Senate Bill 1479, Brownfields Utilization, Investment, and Local … Continue reading

Save the date: WV Brownfields Assistance Centers to host annual conference Sept. 7-8 in Charleston

March 8, 2016 by Andrew Stacy Morgantown, W.Va. – Reclaim, Restore, Revitalize West Virginia! That’s the theme for the 11th annual West Virginia Brownfields Conference. The event, hosted by the West Virginia Brownfields Assistance Centers, will take place Sept. 7-8 at the Marriott Town Center in Charleston. Brownfields include all property, which is hindered from redevelopment … Continue reading

Two W.Va. workshops address dilapidated buildings

March 7, 2016 by WV Bad Buildings Program Morgantown, W.Va. – The WV Community Development Hub, the WVU Land Use Clinic, and the Northern WV Brownfields Assistance Center are hosting Property Rescue Initiative (PRI) workshops throughout the state to guide communities through the issue of abandoned/dilapidated buildings and to offer technical assistance to apply for the … Continue reading

NBAC and WVU students team up to help Harrison rail trails

February 24, 2016 by Chris Marrs, WBOY – Channel 12 News WBOY.com Clarksburg, W.Va. – The newly formed Harrison Rail Trails group is getting help from West Virginia University students. Landscape architecture students teamed up with the Northern West Virginia Brownsfield Assistance Center this afternoon. They are trying to figure out a way to connect the rail … Continue reading

NAFTC launches industry’s newest propane autogas vehicle technician training

Training funded by the Propane Education and Research Council and hosted by Blue Bird Corporation February 22, 2016 by NAFTC News Morgantown, W.Va. – With nearly 200,000 propane autogas vehicles on U.S. roads, and a 700 percent projected growth by 2020, propane autogas technicians to service these vehicles are in high demand, with continued growth … Continue reading

Carrie Staton joins Leadership West Virginia Class of 2016

February 19, 2016 – Andrew Stacy, West Virginia Water Research Institute Morgantown, W.Va. – Northern West Virginia Brownfields Assistance Center (NBAC) Associate Director Carrie Staton was one of 55 leaders from across the state to accept invitations to participate in the 2016 Class of Leadership West Virginia. Candidates were selected from a list of nominations that … Continue reading

New EPA Brownfields videos highlight W.Va. partnerships and projects; Patrick Kirby featured

February 15, 2016 by Andrew Stacy Morgantown, W.Va. – The Environmental Protection Agency has released two Brownfields Partnership videos highlighting successful projects and partnerships in the Mountain State. The videos showcase the value of partnerships in navigating the brownfield redevelopment process from beginning to completion. The role of teamwork and partnerships between communities, the private sector … Continue reading

WVU Energy Institute forms energy policy group; first meeting planned Feb. 19

February 12 by Mountaineer Enews Morgantown, W.Va. – The WVU Energy Institute has formed an energy policy group that includes participants from across the University interested in the social science related aspects of energy issues including – but not necessarily limited to – policy, management, economics, finance, law, geography, history, medicine and other aspects of current, … Continue reading

NAFTC conducts electric drive technician training at Fox Valley Tech in Appleton, Wis.

February 11, 2016 by NAFTC News Morgantown, W.Va. – The National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC) conducted an Electric Drive Vehicle Automotive Technician Training at the Fox Valley Technical College in Appleton, Wis. last month. The week-long course instructed participants about the fundamentals, system design, diagnostic considerations, and special service topics of hybrid electric vehicles, … Continue reading

Paul Ziemkiewicz, WVWRI Director

WBOY-Channel 12 features Ziemkiewicz in WVU Flint news segment

Paul Ziemkiewicz, WVWRI Director

February 9, 2016 by NRCCE News Morgantown, W.Va. – Megan Hudock, WBOY reporter, recently highlighted WVU student efforts in collecting over 500 cases of bottled water for residents of Flint, Mich. Paul Ziemkiewicz, director of the West Virginia Water Research Institute, offered comment on the Flint state of emergency.  “Crises like this occur because we … Continue reading

Governor’s Awards in energy efficiency presented at Innovation & Entrepreneurship Day

February 9, 2016 by Kathy Jesperson Morgantown, W.Va. – Three Governor’s Award winners were announced recently at the “2016 Innovation & Entrepreneurship Day at the Capitol” in Charleston. The awards were co-sponsored by the Governor’s Office and by the TransTech Energy/Industries of the Future-WV, programs at West Virginia University. Keith Burdette, West Virginia Department of … Continue reading

Pa. DEP to test water at Beth-Center Schools following preliminary reports from WV Water Research Institute

February 1, 2016.  Original story by Scott Beveridge, Observer-Reporter, Washington, Pa. DEEMSTON – The state Department of Environmental Protection will test the water supply to Bethlehem-Center School District next week on the heels of a preliminary report from West Virginia University that shows the supply has elevated levels of cancer-causing chemicals. West Virginia Water Research … Continue reading

NBAC welcomes Kate Greene as new economic redevelopment specialist

February 1, 2016 by Andrew Stacey Morgantown, W.Va. – The Northern West Virginia Brownfields Assistance Center (NBAC) is pleased to announce the addition of Kate Greene as its new economic redevelopment specialist. The NBAC is a program of the West Virginia Water Research Institute located at the National Research Center for Coal and Energy at … Continue reading

Innovation & Entrepreneurship Day to be held Jan. 27 at State Capitol in Charleston

January 25, 2016 by Kathy Jesperson Morgantown, W.Va. – If innovation and entrepreneurship drive you, join TechConnect West Virginia and TransTech/Industries of the Future-WV (IOF-WV) for Innovation & Entrepreneurship Day on Jan. 27 at the State Capitol in Charleston. Now in its fifth year, this “Day at the Capitol” features organizations, companies and people that … Continue reading

Paul Ziemkiewicz, WVWRI Director

Ziemkiewicz principal investigator on WVU efforts to recover rare earth elements from coal mining waste

Paul Ziemkiewicz, WVWRI Director

December 16, 2015 by WVU Today Morgantown, W.Va. – West Virginia could become one of the country’s significant sources for rare earth elements, the “vitamins of modern industry,” without the expense or environmental cost of opening new mines. Last week, the United States Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory, or NETL, selected West Virginia … Continue reading

Research Office announces open call for submissions for Innovation Awards

January 12, 2016 by WVU Research Office Morgantown, W.Va. – The University’s Research Office is announcing an open call for submissions to the third annual Innovation Awards. The awards honor University faculty, administrators or staff members, and students for their contribution to innovation or the commercialization of ideas that positively affect the public’s well-being. All applications … Continue reading

Carl Irwin featured in “Expert Panel” series by The State Journal

January 4, 2016 – by NRCCE News Morgantown, W.Va. – The State Journal’s “Expert Panel” series recently featured Carl Irwin, director of NRCCE Energy Efficiency Division. The paper asks a variety of experts from a wide range of fields the same five question about their careers.  Irwin’s feature focused on his successful business development partnerships … Continue reading

John Hu Named First Statler Chair in Energy at WVU

January 11, 2016 by WVU Today Morgantown, W.Va. – One of the provisions in the historic $45 million gift to West Virginia University by Ben and Jo Statler called for the establishment of three endowed faculty positions in the Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources. The first of these positions has now been filled. John … Continue reading

NAFTC launches newly developed Alternative Fuel Vehicle First Responder Training

December 16, 2015 by NAFTC News Morgantown, W.Va. – On December 8th, the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC), in partnership with the Tulsa Area Clean Cities (TACC), the first classes of three newly developed, targeted First Responder Safety Training classes for emergency medical services, firefighters, and law enforcement personnel at Tulsa Community College in Tulsa, OK. These classes feature … Continue reading

NAFTC holds electric drive vehicle training for technicians from across the country

December 16, 2015 by NAFTC News Morgantown, W.Va. – Automotive technicians from across the country traveled to the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC) headquarters recently to attend a week-long, Electric Drive Vehicle Automotive Technician Training Holds Electric Drive Vehicle Training for Technicians from Across the Country class. The course instructs trainers, pre-service and in-service technicians, fleet … Continue reading

NAFTC on 2015 MarCom award list — wins three additional awards

December 16, 2016 by NAFTC News Morgantown, W.Va. – The National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium, a program of West Virginia University, won three MarCom Awards in the 2015 international awards competition – one platinum, one gold, and one honorable mention, bringing the NAFTC’s total MarCom Awards to nine, in their three-year winning streak. MarCom Awards is an international creative … Continue reading

WVU researchers, NETL, and Schneider Electric win top technology award with AVESTAR software

December 4, 2015 by WVU Today Morgantown, W.Va. – Researchers from West Virginia University, the National Energy Technology Laboratory and Schneider Electric have won an R&D 100 Award – a national award known as the “Oscar of innovation” – for the development of a virtual reality-based software that provides the energy industry with an unprecedented high-tech … Continue reading

TransTech Energy start-up competition awards over $50,000 to regional entrepreneurs

December 7, 2015 by TransTech Energy News Morgantown, W.Va. – Winners from the business start-up competition at the 4th Annual TransTech Energy Business Development Conference held in Morgantown, W.Va. were announced recently. Cash awards and prizes presented to outstanding start-up companies totaled $53,500. The conference is an initiative of the TransTech Energy program at West … Continue reading

WVU employees encouraged to read Drug Free Workplace Handbook

December 7, 2015 by WVU HR Employee Relations 2015 WVU Drug Free Workplace Handbook Morgantown, W.Va. – West Virginia University is concerned with the well-being of its employees in all aspects of University life. The abuse of alcohol and the use of illegal drugs by members of the university community is incompatible with the goals … Continue reading

2016 EPA Brownfields Funding Opportunities Released

November 18, 2015 by Andrew Stacy, NBAC News Morgantown, W.Va. – The EPA has released the Request for Proposals and guidelines for their FY 2016 Brownfields Funding Opportunities. These brownfields grants may be used to address sites contaminated by petroleum and hazardous substances, pollutants, or contaminants (including hazardous substances co-mingled with petroleum). Opportunities for funding … Continue reading

NAFTC attends National AFV Day Odyssey event at Allegheny County Community College

November 1, 2015 by NAFTC News Morgantown, W.Va. – The National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC) was on hand to participate and support the Pittsburgh Region Clean Cities 2015 Odyssey event Oct. 16. The Community College of Allegheny County, a member of the NAFTC’s national network of training centers, hosted the event. CCAC has been an NAFTC consortium member since 2011. During … Continue reading

U.S. DOE Funding Opportunity: Building EPSCoR-State/National Laboratory Partnerships

October 20, 2015 by Cristina Dumitrescu, NRCCE Morgantown, W.Va. – The U.S. Department of Energy’s Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) has announced a new competition under the National Laboratory Partnership. The full announcement of the DE-FOA-00014232 released by U.S. DOE can be accessed under the “Related Documents” tab at http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=279599. The award can … Continue reading

World energy finance expert to speak at WVU Shale Gas Network Forum Oct. 26

October 6, 2015 by NRCCE News Morgantown, W.Va. – “The Shale Oil & Gas Revolution and World Energy Prices” is the topic of WVU‘s fall Shale Gas Network Forum, October 26, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm in the Barnette Room in the Erickson Alumni Center. RSVP at http://bit.ly/1VCQYTE. Featured speaker Dr. Bahattin Buyuksahin heads research … Continue reading

BAD Buildings website and toolkit launched to help W.Va. communities manage dilapidated properties

October 16, 2015 by Andrew Stacy Morgantown, W.Va. – The West Virginia Brownfields Assistance Centers are pleased to announce the rollout of the West Virginia Brownfield, Abandoned and Dilapidated (BAD) Buildings website and toolkit. The BAD Buildings toolkit is an invaluable resource designed specifically for West Virginia communities to help them address the issue of … Continue reading

TransTech Conference Nov. 5-6 promotes start-up companies in energy, manufacturing and sustainability

October 15, 2015 by Tracy Novak, TransTech Energy Morgantown, WV – In the first 30 seconds of his TED talk, famous bond investor and entrepreneur Bill Gross says, “I believe the start-up organization is one of the greatest forms to make the world a better place.” Peter Thiel, co-founder of PayPal and author of “Zero … Continue reading

Staff reminder to sign-up for WVU safety alerts and LiveSafe app

October 15, 2015 by NRCCE News Morgantown, W.Va. – With recent campus shootings at other universities, this post is a reminder that faculty and staff can sign-up for the same WVU emergency alert texts that students receive. You are also encouraged to download the LiveSafe App, a free mobile application for Apple and Android devices. LiveSafe creates a … Continue reading

Paul Ziemkiewicz, WVWRI Director

Ziemkiewicz agrees with research published by NAS: shale gas water contamination is mainly top-down, not bottom-up

Paul Ziemkiewicz, WVWRI Director

October 14, 2015, by SUSAN PHILLIPS, REPORTER, STATE IMPACT IN MEDIA, NEWS Northeast, Pa. – Contaminants related to shale gas production found in well water in Northeast Pennsylvania likely results from surface spills and leaks, rather than fluid migrating up from fracked wells, according to a new study published this week in the Proceedings of the National … Continue reading

WVU a sponsor of National Academies forum on shale gas resources

October 8, 2015 by WVU Today Morgantown, W.Va – West Virginia University is encouraging critical conversations about the use of shale and natural gas oil resources through its sponsorship of the Unconventional Hydrocarbon Roundtable launched by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine today (Oct. 8). The international roundtable was conceived by the National Academies … Continue reading

WVWRI cohosts Water Resources Conference of the Virginias

October 8, 2015  by Alex Hines, WBOY Roanoke, W.Va.  – The Water Resources Conference of the Virginias began on Monday, Oct. 5 at Stonewall Resort.  The annual meeting brought together the West Virginia Water Research Institute at WVU and the Virginia Water Resources Research Center at Virginia Tech. The two organizations meet each year to share … Continue reading

NAFTC’s Judy Moore earns WVU “Climb Higher” recognition

October 7, 2015 by NRCCE News Morgantown, W.Va. – Congratulations to Judy Moore who was recognized today (Oct. 7) by West Virginia University‘s “Climb Higher” campaign. Judy is the assistant director of Communications and Outreach at the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium. Climb Higher acknowledges Mountaineers who are helping WVU improve lives; people who go … Continue reading

Paul Ziemkiewicz, WVWRI Director

Ziemkiewicz indicates need for data on shale gas drilling waste to determine safe disposal

Paul Ziemkiewicz, WVWRI Director

October 2, 2015, by NRCCE News Morgantown, W.Va. – There are lessons to be learned from Montana on how to handle drill cuttings and solid waste from fracking, reported Glynis Board of West Virginia Public Radio. “There are lots of federal regulations governing what businesses can legally dump into water, the ground, or release into the … Continue reading

WVU Reed College of Media’s ‘Stream Lab’ to launch water sensors

October 2, 2015 by WVU Today Morgantown, W.Va. – West Virginia University Reed College of Media’s “Stream Lab,” a collaborative reporting project focused on regional water quality issues, is preparing to launch six water sensors Monday, Oct. 5 at 5 p.m. Students will launch the sensors at strategic locations along the Monongahela River in Morgantown, West Virginia, near … Continue reading

State Journal reports, “Unprecedented: West Virginia University and Ohio State are raising the bar for shale drilling research

September 17, 2015 by Sarah Tincher, The State Journal Charleston, W.Va. – A team of researchers with West Virginia University and Ohio State University are getting up close and personal with the Northeast Natural Energy drilling site in Morgantown to study various impacts of shale drilling, and project leaders are calling it an unprecedented opportunity … Continue reading

NAFTC hosts international visitors as part of a foreign policy and energy security meeting

September 12, 2015 by Kathy Jesperson, NRCCE Morgantown, W.Va. – The National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC) hosted more than 20 representatives from over 18 countries on September 9, 2015, at NAFTC’s headquarters in Ridgeview Business Park in Morgantown. The U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program arranged for the visit through the Office … Continue reading

3RQ testing of Allegheny River shows water quality holding steady

September 12, 2015 by Mary Ann Thomas, TribLive Pittsburgh, Pa. – Water quality is holding steady on the Allegheny River even though Marcellus shale drilling waste water and other river contaminants linger, according to one of the most comprehensive water surveys in the region. However, all the news is not good: water from a creek … Continue reading

WVU advisors, instructors, staff: Free workshop on software for 3-D printing, cloud computing, and digital simulation

September 3, 2015 by NRCCE News Morgantown, W.Va. – The WVU community is invited to participate in a free hands-on workshop for using AutoDesk Fusion 360, a popular 3-D CAD/CAM software program. The workshop will introduce students and others across campus to the next generation of 3-D CAD/CAM software used by engineers, artists and designers … Continue reading

All WVU personnel are required to fully comply with U.S. export control laws and regulations

September 3, 2015 Dear Colleagues, The University has developed an updated Export Control Compliance Program, which includes an entirely new, user-friendly website to facilitate compliance with the law in an efficient and effective manner. All WVU personnel are required to fully comply with U.S. export control laws and regulations. Adherence to the practices and procedures … Continue reading

NAFTC Natural Gas and Propane Workshop includes tour of new Ryder natural gas repair facility

September 1, 2015 by NAFTC News Morgantown, W.Va. – The National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium, in partnership with the West Virginia Division of Energy Clean State Program and Ryder recently hosted a free Natural Gas and Propane Fleet Workshop at the Holiday Inn & Suites in Charleston, WV, including a tour of the new Ryder facility located in Dunbar, WV. … Continue reading

NAFTC and Reed College of Media receive international awards for outstanding visual storytelling

September 1, 2015 by NRCCE news The West Virginia University Reed College of Media and WVU’s National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium are celebrating recent triumphs in the 2015 Videographer Awards, an international awards program directed by communication professionals. The College of Media earned two Awards of Excellence and one Award of Distinction, and NAFTC earned … Continue reading

Additional WVU testing confirms acceptable levels of radioactivity in drinking water at Clyde Mine

August 28, 2015 by Andrew Stacy, West Virginia Water Research Insitute Morgantown, W.Va. – Additional testing by the West Virginia Water Research Institute at Clyde Mine on Tenmile Creek shows acceptable radium levels in drinking water. Tenmile Creek is the primary watershed within Greene County Pa., passing through Waynesburg before joining the Monongahela River in … Continue reading

Doug Patchen, Resource Extraction Division Director

After more than 40 years of accomplishments, Doug Patchen says working with students tops the list

Doug Patchen, Resource Extraction Division Director

August 28, 2015 by Kathy Jesperson, NRCCE Morgantown, W.Va. – During Dr. Doug Patchen’s more than 40-year career, he’s experienced many successes and accomplished more than he ever expected. He’s been with the National Research Center for Coal and Energy since the early 1990s. However, Patchen’s road to the NRCCE was not a straight shot. … Continue reading

NRCCE staff encouraged to sign-up for free WVU First Aid/CPR/AED course

August 24, 2015 – NRCCE News Morgantown, W.Va. – NRCCE employees are encouraged to register for a free WVU First Aid/CPR/AED course sponsored by WVU Environmental Health and Safety.  Staff will be given release time to attend but will need to coordinate with their supervisors.  Seats are available for the following dates: First Aid/CPR/AED Training … Continue reading

Carrie Staton lives her dream; WVU reaps rewards

August 24, 2015 by Kathy Jesperson, NRCCE             Morgantown, W.Va. – A few things Carrie Staton knows for sure—a love of community, a family that provided the vision, a job that allows her to live her dream. Other things are more unpredictable—like any given day on the job at the … Continue reading

TransTech Energy conference seeks start-up or commercially promising projects in energy, environmental and economic development

August 18, 2015 by Kathy Jesperson, NRCCE Morgantown, W.Va. – TransTech Energy Research and Business Development, a program at West Virginia University, is seeking people with start-up companies or commercially promising projects who would like to present a pitch at its fall conference. The TransTech Energy Business Development Conference, being held on Nov. 5-6, 2015 in … Continue reading

Abstract deadline extended for 2015 Water Resources Conference of the Virginias

August 18, 2015 by Andrew Stacy, West Virginia Water Research Institute Morgantown, W.Va. – The deadline for abstract submission to the 2015 Water Resources Conference of the Virginias has been extended to Aug. 28. Researchers from colleges and universities, state and federal agencies, private organizations, consulting firms and others who wish to present papers orally … Continue reading

BAD Building Program helps city volunteers survey Glenville, W.Va. for abandoned and dilapidated properties

August 18, 2015 by Gilmer Free Press Glenville, W.Va. – The Glenville Better Buildings Team, an ad-hoc group of local volunteers, elected officials, and business and property owners, are conducting a city-wide survey to find potentially abandoned, dilapidated, or vacant properties. Volunteers plan to begin surveying on August 17th and anticipate the work will run through November. The … Continue reading

TransTech offers WVU students free Autodesk Fusion 360 workshop on September 17

  Get hands on experience with Autodesk Fusion 360 at the Future of Making Things Workshop August 18, 2015 by Kathy Jesperson, NRCCE Morgantown, W.Va. – Students! Join Lucas Ewing, an Autodesk 360 application engineer, on Thursday September 17, 2015, from 3 – 6 p.m. in the WVU Launch Lab, Hodges, Ground Floor, for a … Continue reading

Anna Withrow joins Northern WV Brownfields Assistance Center as redevelopment specialist

August 18, 2015 by Andrew Stacy, West Virginia Water Research Institute Morgantown, W.Va. – Anna Withrow has joined the Northern West Virginia Brownfields Assistance Center (NBAC) as its new brownfields redevelopment specialist. The NBAC is a program of the West Virginia Water Research Institute located at the National Research Center for Coal and Energy at … Continue reading

WVWRI pleased to welcome Chance Chapmanm, environmental scientist

August 8, 2015 by Andrew Stacy, West Virginia Water Research Institute Morgantown, W.Va. – The West Virginia Water Research Institute (WVWRI) is pleased to announce that Chance Chapman has joined its team as its new environmental scientist. The WVWRI is a program of the National Research Center for Coal and Energy at West Virginia University. … Continue reading

Bad Buildings Summit held to discuss vacant buildings

August 11, 2015 by WTRF Channel 7 News Chester, W.Va. – Community leaders throughout Brooke and Hancock Counties all have one thing in common: they want something done about the amount of abandoned and dilapidated buildings that are saturating their towns. As a first step in combating this problem, leaders attended a summit at Mountaineer Casino … Continue reading

WVU users should NOT download Windows 10 for personal or work machines

AUGUST 12, 2015 BY MOUNTAINEER ENEWS Although Windows 10 is now commercially available, WVU faculty, staff and students should NOT download the operating system onto their machines until further notice from Information Technology Services. Windows 10 is NOT supported by our virus protection product, Kaspersky Antivirus. Downloading Windows 10 on your personal machine or onto a … Continue reading

Login.wvu.edu is new site for WVU Identity & Access Management services

August 12, 2015 by NRCCE News To change passwords or check the status of the personal credentials you use to access University systems and services, students, faculty and staff should now go to Login.wvu.edu, previously known as MyID. MyID.wvu.edu will automatically redirect users to the correct location, so students, faculty and most staff do not need to … Continue reading

WVU Press forming new book series on ‘Energy and Society’

August 12, 2015 by NRCCE West Virginia University Press is forming a new book series, Energy and Society, edited by Brian Black. Unrestricted by borders, technology or discipline, the Energy and Society book series seeks to provide a space for the unfettered expansion of the discourse on the human relationship with energy: from the processes … Continue reading

Early Bird registration for West Virginia Brownfields Conference ends Aug. 14

August 5, 2015 by Andrew Stacy, WV Water Research Institute Morgantown, W.Va. – The West Virginia Brownfields Assistance Centers will host its 10th Annual West Virginia Brownfields Conference on September 15-16 at the Erickson Alumni Center at West Virginia University. Early Bird registration for the conference ends on August 14. “We’re particularly excited this year to … Continue reading

WV Water Research Institute part of WVU’s $9.65 million NFS grant to benefit WV’s science and engineering infrastructure

August 4, 2015 by WVU News West Virginia University will use nearly half of a $20 million National Science Foundation grant to research areas important to the state and nation – a clean water supply and a deeper understanding of our universe – while also preparing the state’s workforce for high-tech jobs and promoting science … Continue reading

WVU Faculty Staff Assistance Program offers free counseling

August 3, 2015 by NRCCE News Morgantown, W.Va. – The Faculty Staff Assistance Program offers three free counseling sessions per year to all faculty and staff, plus three free sessions for each family member. Retired faculty and staff are also included. The program offers individual, couples, parent/child, stress reduction, addiction, depression counseling, and more. For … Continue reading

WVU awarded two prestigious DOE grants to develop new methods for energy generation and storage

July 30, 2015 by Marissa Sura, University Relations/News Morgantown, W.Va. – When it comes to energy research – the kind that will transform the country’s economic, security and environmental outlook – the nation needs more than first downs. It needs touchdowns, and West Virginia University is about to drive two into the end zone. The United States … Continue reading

WVU HR announces more efficient hiring process

July 29, 2015 by MOUNTAINEER ENEWS Morgantown, W.Va. – The Talent Strategy Team in the Division of Human Resources is excited to announce the implementation of a new hiring process this fall that will dramatically improve the way applicants, supervisors and recruiters pursue and fill open positions for all staff, faculty and student employment at the University. The new WVU Hire … Continue reading

Doug Patchen, Resource Extraction Division Director

Patchen adds to TribLive article on U.S. Steel pipeline connector

Doug Patchen, Resource Extraction Division Director

U.S. Steel to debut oil, gas pipeline connector July 27, 2015 by David Conti, Trib Total Media U.S. Steel is trying to win more business from an oil and gas industry whose downturn it has blamed for a drop in sales. The Downtown-based company said Monday that it would start selling a new connector designed … Continue reading

WV Water Research Institute’s testing of Tenmile Creek shows radium levels below federal drinking water standards

July 24, 2015 by Andrew Stacy, WV Water Research Institute Morgantown, W.Va. – Tenmile Creek is an important tributary to the Monongahela River, running 40 miles through forested hills and farms in Greene County, Pennsylvania. In 2015, Ken Dufalla, president of the Izaak Walton League of America’s (IWLA) local chapter obtained 2014 water quality data … Continue reading

Utica Shale play may be next big natural gas producer says AONGRC study

July 14, 2015 by WVU News Morgantown, W.Va. – Driven in part by production from Marcellus Shale and other shale plays, natural gas has surpassed coal as the leading source of our nation’s electricity, and now a West Virginia University-led study suggests there’s more to come underneath the Marcellus. Results of the study provide evidence that the … Continue reading

Liviu Magean, director NRCCE Analytical Lab

NRCCE Analytical Lab awarded ERA certificate of excellence for quality control

Liviu Magean, director NRCCE Analytical Lab

July 17, 2015 by Kathy Jesperson, NRCCE Morgantown, W.Va. – The analytical lab at the National Research Center for Coal and Energy (NRCCE) has been awarded recognition from the Environmental Research Associates (ERA), the leading provider of environmental proficiency testing and reference materials, located in Golden, Colorado. This Certificate of Excellence and Recognition means that the … Continue reading

Alternative wastewater articles available on NESC’s website

July 8, 2015 BY kathy jesperson, NESC Morgantown, W.Va. – The National Environmental Services Center has two new articles available on its website. “Perseverance Pays Off” is about Fulton, Alabama, a town with wastewater problems so bad that untreated sewage was flowing into ditches and nearby streams. But with high hopes and a view of … Continue reading

West Virginia Water Research Institute to co-host Water Resources Conference Oct. 5-6; announces Call for Abstracts

July 2, 2015 by NRCCE News Morgantown, W.Va. – The West Virginia Water Research Institute at West Virginia University is accepting abstracts through August 14 for the 2015 Water Resources Conference of the Virginias.  The West Virginia Water Research Institute and the Virginia Water Resources Research Center at Virginia Tech will co-host the event, which … Continue reading

Northern West Virginia Brownfields Assistance Center benefits from Benedum Foundation grant

July 7, 2015 BY WVU Today Morgantown, W.Va. – The Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation awarded four grants to West Virginia University during June totaling $546,000. These grants will benefit various programs and initiatives at WVU, including: Rural Revitalization through Downtown Development ($235,000): Grant funding received by the Rural Revitalization through Downtown Development initiative, part of … Continue reading

Doug Patchen, Resource Extraction Division Director

WVU workshop to present first public release of geological data on oil and gas potential of Utica

Doug Patchen, Resource Extraction Division Director

MAY 12, 2015 BY NRCCE News Morgantown, W.Va. – The Appalachian Oil and Natural Gas Research Consortium at West Virginia University will present a workshop about the first public release of a two-year geological study of the Utica play in the Appalachian Basin. The day-long workshop takes place on July 14, 2015, at the Hilton Garden … Continue reading

Judy Moore participates in U.S. DOE Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Reviews

July 1, 2015 by National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium News Morgantown, W.Va. – Judy Moore, NAFTC Assistant Director – Communications and Outreach, attended the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Reviews in Arlington, VA. Moore served as one of the many reviewers who judged nearly 400 individual activities, to evaluate the impact … Continue reading

Qualified 401(a) Retirement Plan loan policy changes

June 25, 2015 by MOUNTAINEER ENEWS Morgantown, W.Va. – WVU benefit-eligible employees who participate in either TIAA-CREF or Great West (Empowerment Retirement) through the West Virginia Higher Education Qualified 401(a) Retirement Plan will be receiving a mailing to their home address regarding changes to the current 401(a) Loan Policy. The West Virginia Higher Education Policy … Continue reading

NRCCE hosts Shanxi energy delegation

JUNE 18, 2015 BY Kathy Jesperson, NRCCE Morgantown, W.Va. – After visiting China in April and meeting with officials from the Shanxi International Energy Group, Dr. Richard Bajura, director of the National Research Center for Coal and Energy and Dr. Qingun Sun, US-China Energy Center associate director, were pleased to host SIEG executives at the … Continue reading

Skype for Business users can now contact people outside the University

June 17, 2015 by MOUNTAINEER ENEWS Morgantown, W.Va. – Faculty, staff and students who use Skype for Business can now search for and connect with anyone in the Skype network, including those outside the University. To find a non-University contact, type in the person’s name. Skype for Business will provide two directory options, “My Contacts” or … Continue reading

WVU College of Law’s Energy Center and Downstream Strategies release report on strategies to comply with EPA rules on coal plant emissions

June 15, 2015 by WVU Today Morgantown, W.Va – The Center for Energy and Sustainable Development at the West Virginia UniversityCollege of Law announced today its report on strategies that would allow West Virginia to meet the requirements of the proposed Clean Power Plan rule issued last summer by the Environmental Protection Agency. Teaming up … Continue reading

WVWRI welcomes Andrew Stacy as new public relations coordinator

June 15, 2015 by Kathy Jesperson, NRCCE Morgantown, W.Va. – Andrew Stacy has joined the West Virginia Water Research Institute as its new public relations coordinator. Andrew is a 2010 graduate of West Virginia University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism with an emphasis in Public Relations. In his new role … Continue reading

Jim Wood comments on Texas Clean Energy Project

“It’s a good project and all the elements are there.” June 11, 2015; original story by Corey Paul, In the Pipeline Morgantown, W.Va. – Corey Paul writing for “In the Pipeline” reported Summit Power Group expects to finalize contracts next week for the clean coal plant planned near Penwell, Texas leaving a final step of closing … Continue reading

WVU experts offer commentary on EPA’s landmark fracking study

Encourage continued commitment to new drilling technologies JUNE 9, 2015 BY WVU TODAY Morgantown, W.Va. – West Virginia University experts say that the newly published findings from the Environmental Protection Agency’s report on hydraulic fracturing’s effect on drinking water confirm that proper well management is essential to the safety of the water supply. Brian Anderson, … Continue reading

$350,000 grant expands 3RQ water quality monitoring of three rivers

Community outreach funded for targeting trouble spots June 6, 2015 by Kathy Jesperson, NRCCE Morgantown, W.Va. – The West Virginia Water Research Institute, a program of West Virginia University, has been awarded a $350,000 grant from the Colcom Foundation to continue and expand a regional water quality monitoring program called Three Rivers QUEST. The Colcom … Continue reading

NAFTC showcases propane vehicle saftey training at international Fire Department Instructors Conference

May 28, 2015 by NAFTC News Morgantown, W.Va. – National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC) staff members attended the Fire Department Instructors Conference in Indianapolis, April 20-25, 2015. FDIC is the world’s largest fire training-based conference and exhibition dedicated to delivering outstanding training to the men and women of the fire service. The NAFTC hosted … Continue reading

Margaret Mattson joins Energy Efficiency Division

May 28, 2015 by Kathy Jesperson, NRCCE Morgantown, W.Va. – Margaret Mattson is the new program coordinator for the NRCCE’s Energy Efficiency Division. The EE division manages the TransTech Energy (TTE) Business Development Program and Industries of the Future-WV. “I will be working with my NRCCE co-workers to help develop funded research projects with WVU … Continue reading

WVU report shows coal industry faces nearly 39 percent decline in coal production

May 28, 2015 by WVU Today A confluence of economic, environmental and regulatory factors will cause a 39 percent reduction in state coal production since its last high point in 2008, according to a new report from researchers at West Virginia University. Coal Production in West Virginia: 2015–2035 was prepared by WVU’s Bureau of Business and Economic Research in spring … Continue reading

State Journal reports BAD Buildings Program helps communities rehab dilapidated sites in W.Va. coalfields

May 25, 2015 by NRCCE News Williamson, W.Va. – The BAD Buildings Program helps rehabbers navigate the legal web surrounding older properties in West Virginia. This work is part of a broad effort to tackle a legacy of the coal industry’s boom-and-bust nature in many Appalachian communities: empty or unkempt buildings. West Virginia’s largest city, … Continue reading

The State Journal covers Glass Pickers event co-organized by Northern WV Brownfields Assistance Center

Glass Pickers gather to finish Wellsburg, WV, factory mural May 8, 2015 by LInda Harris, Legal Reporter, The State Journal. Story printed with permission. Original link here. You didn’t have to be a master artist to pick up a paint brush at the first-ever Brooke Glass Pickers event April 25 in Wellsburg. Organizers encouraged anyone … Continue reading

National Water Quality Monitoring Council recognizes WVWRI and 3RQ

May 8, 2015 by NRCCE News Morgantown, W.Va. – The West Virginia Water Research Institute and Three Rivers QUEST have been recognized for their work in improving the water quality of the Monongahela River by the National Water Quality Monitoring Council. The programs are featured in a success story in the council’s Spring 2015 issue … Continue reading

NRCCE welcomes Cristina Dumitrescu

April 29, 2015 by Kathy Jesperson, NRCCE Morgantown, W.Va. – Cristina Dumitrescu has joined the National Research Center for Coal and Energy (NRCCE) at West Virginia University as the center’s new engineering program coordinator. In her job at the NRCCE, Cristina will be helping with program development—putting together proposals, identifying opportunities, administering awards. “I am … Continue reading

NAFTC encourages students to consider alternative fuel vehicles career path

April 29, 2015 by NAFTC News Morgantown, W.Va. – The National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium participated in the Monongalia County Schools Eighth Grade Career Fair hosted by Monongalia County Technical Education Center in Morgantown, W.Va. on April 15. Approximately 815 eighth grade students from five Monongalia county schools were in attendance. Members of the NAFTC … Continue reading

NAFTC hosts natural gas training at Morgantown headquarters

March 18, 2015 by NAFTC News Morgantown, W.Va. – Natural gas vehicle training is one of the most requested by members of the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC) and provides participants information on natural gas fuel systems and storage tanks. Participants gathered at the NAFTC headquarters in Morgantown, W.Va. on March 16 through 18 … Continue reading

WV Redevelopment Collaborative helps preserve history of Brooke Glass Factory

April 28, 2015 by Tracy Novak, NRCCE Morgantown, W.Va. – Carrie Stanton representing the West Virginia Redevelopment Collaborative helped organize the very first “Brooke Glass Pickers” event this past Saturday (April 25) at the former Brooke Glass Factory in Wellsburg. The event celebrated and worked to preserve the factory’s rich history while envisioning a new … Continue reading

At WVU event Jim Wood explores coal’s future

April 21, 2015 by David Welsh, Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design Morgantown, W.Va. – Can research save coal? Answers to that provocative question will be explored at a lecture at West Virginia University. James Wood, director of the U.S.-China Clean Energy Research Center – Advanced Coal Technologies Consortium, will speak at 1 … Continue reading

Education, music and outdoor clean-up combined to envision a greener Fairmont Beltway

Northern West Virginia Brownfields Assistance Center co-sponsored Storefront fair and neighborhood clean-up April 28, 2015 Fairmont, W.Va. – Clockwise top left:  1. Event organizers carRie Staton and Luke Elser, Northern wV BRownfields AssIstance CeNter, take a sunshine break in the Doorway of the Storefront community center, located at 305 10th St., Fairmont.  2. Faculty advisor … Continue reading

Join NAFTC at Fire Department Instructors Conference, Indianapolis, Ind., April 20-25

April 17, 2015 NAFTC News Morgantown, W.Va. – Representatives from the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC) will be on hand at the Fire Department Instructors Conference (Booth 9418) to showcase the NAFTC’s Alternative Fuel Vehicle First Responder Safety Training. The event takes place at the Indiana Convention Center and the Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Ind. on … Continue reading

WVU seeking adult participants for study about clean energy initiatives and coal

April 17, 2015 Mountaineer Enews Survey link Morgantown, W.Va. — Lindsey Beall, a student in the Department of Communication Studies, and professor Matt Martin are conducting a study on the perception of messages about clean energy initiatives and coal. Participants will watch a short video and answer questions pertaining to the clip. The survey will … Continue reading

New WVU travel manual changes aimed at reducing red tape

April 15, 2015 by Procurement, Contracting and Payment Services Morgantown, W.Va. – Procurement, Contracting & Payment Services has updated the WVU/WVURC Travel Manual. The changes are designed to reduce traveler frustration. A written travel authorization is no longer required. Approval for the use of a personal vehicle (versus using a rental car) is no longer required. … Continue reading

Fairmont community fair celebrates revitalization efforts; WVU assists city with faculty, staff, and students

April 11, 2015 by Kathy Jesperson, NRCCE Morgantown, W.Va. – There is nothing like a community fair. They provide a way to get out and get to know your neighbors. And they’re just plain fun. The city of Fairmont and its partners decided there was no better way to celebrate the city’s revitalization efforts and than … Continue reading

National oceanic and atmospheric administration expert keynotes luncheon at High Performance Computing Day

April 9, 2015, WVU Today Morgantown, W.Va. – Frank Indiviglio of the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will offer the luncheon keynote at High Performance Computing on Thursday (April 16) at Waterfront Place Hotel. Scientists develop and use mathematical models and computer simulations to improve prediction of the behavior of … Continue reading

High Performance Computing Day April 16: learn latest applications and newest tools

March 19, 2015 by WVU Shared Research Facilities Morgantown, W.Va. – Energy research conducted with high performance computing will be among the topics presented at the WVU 2015 High Performance Computing Day, April 16, at Waterfront Place Hotel in Morgantown. Register online. The free event is being sponsored by WVU NANOSAFE. Learn more details. -NRCCE-

WVUp All Night joins forces with renewable energy provider to bring light to cyclone victims

April 6, 2015 by WVU Today Morgantown, W.Va. – Volunteers are being sought to “Party in the Dark” for a good cause. West Virginia University’s WVUp All Night Program is partnering with New Vision Renewable Energy for an event in which volunteers will assemble solar-powered lights and batteries for cyclone victims on the Pacific island … Continue reading

BAD Building Programs helping nine W.Va. communities

March 31, 2015.  MyDailyRegister.com Charleston, W.Va. – Nine communities in West Virginia will receive expert help addressing the issue of abandoned and dilapidated buildings in their main streets, business districts and neighborhoods courtesy of the Northern WV Brownfields Assistance Center at West Virginia University. The communities of Moundsville, Parsons, Hamlin, Thomas, Whitesville, Terra Alta, Glenville, … Continue reading

“If you wait to switch to alt fuel vehicles, you’ll be behind the curve.” – NAFTC’s Bill Davis at 2015 Green Truck Summit

March 31, 2015 by NAFTC News. NAFTC director among presenters at 2015 Green Truck Summit/Work Truck Show Morgantown, W.Va. – National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC) Director Bill Davis attended the 2015 Green Truck Summit/Work Truck Show held in Indianapolis, Indiana to deliver a presentation on “Prepping Your Shop for Gaseous Fuels.” The Green Truck … Continue reading

“Clean-coal technology keeps evolving” – Times West Virginian

March 22, 2015 By Angelee Wiley, Times West Virginian Morgantown, W.Va. – When people think of West Virginia, one of the first things that comes to mind is coal. This is a state that relies on coal and prides itself on the work that goes into mining coal. But where does clean-coal technology fit in West … Continue reading

IOF-WV nation’s first state-level program to help manufacturers save money through energy efficiency – Times West Virginian

March 24, 2015 BY SHAWNEE MORAN, TIMES WEST VIRGINIAN Greener industries can be more productive, save money Morgantown, W.Va. – In terms of energy efficiency, some of West Virginia’s manufacturing industries — like Toyota Manufacturing WV in Buffalo and Homer Laughlin China Co.in Newell — are on the right track to a brighter, greener future. … Continue reading

Richard Bajura, NRCCE Director

“Access to affordable, clean energy is one of the most complex, far-reaching issues of our time.” – Richard Bajura in Times WV

Richard Bajura, NRCCE Director

MARCH 22, 2015 BY TRACY NOVAK Bajura interviewed on factors impacting coal for Energy and Industry Annual Report Morgantown, W.Va. – “Forcasting coal’s future, at best, is a complex enterprise,” wrote Cliff Nichols quoting President Barack Obama in his story for the Times West Virginian’s Energy and Industry Annual Report. In order to get a better … Continue reading

BAD Buildings Program provides momentum in Parsons, W.Va.

MARCH 24, 2015 BY THE PARSONS ADVOCATE Parsons, W.Va. – Parsons Revitalization Organization ON TRAC (PRO ON TRAC) has received a technical assistance grant valued at $10,000 through the 2015 Brownfields, Abandoned, Dilapidated (BAD) Buildings Technical Assistance program to address barriers to the reuse and redevelopment of abandoned and dilapidated buildings in Parsons. The BAD … Continue reading

WVU helping Shepherdstown save historical buildings through energy efficiency

March 20, 2015 by Nicholas Munson, WHAG-TV, Hagerstown, Md Shepherdstown, W.Va. – Board members of the Historic Shepherdstown Commission are fighting to keep the inside of the Entler Hotel in running condition. They asked for help from West Virginia’s Department of Environmental Protection. Officials with the E3 program and West Virginia University’s Industries of the Future-WV … Continue reading

NAFTC awarded $800,000 to expand safety training to protect more industry workers

March 17, 2015 by National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium U.S. DOE awards $800k for curricula to include untapped alternative fuel vehicle safety training Morgantown, W.Va. – With more than 3.2 million alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles on U.S. roads, these cars are becoming more and more commonplace. Yet how many of us have considered what … Continue reading

WVU Research VP Fred King’s memo on WVU export control policy

March 17, 2015 by WVU Research news Morgantown, W.Va. – WVU Research has a new Export Control Office website. Click on image or link to read policy memo. Export Control Memo from Dr. Fred King WVU Vice President for Research

PTTC Workshop April 16: “Navigating Those Bumps in the Road on the Way to a Successful Horizontal Well”

MARCH 16, 2015. Submitted information. Morgantown, W.Va. – The Petroleum Technology Transfer Consortium Appalachian Center at West Virginia University is co-hosting a workshop on “Navigating Those Bumps in the Road on the Way to a Successful Horizontal Well,” focusing on improved communications between the engineers and geoscientists. It will be held April 16, 2015 in … Continue reading

Save the date: Coalbed Methane Forum celebrates 30 years with 2-day event

March 16, 2015. Submitted information. Morgantown, W.Va. – The North American Coalbed Methane Forum will hold a two-day event in celebration of their 30th anniversary.  The event takes place May 20-21, at the Hilton Garden Inn at Southpointe, Canonsburg, Pa. The Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering Department at West Virginia University is a sponsor. On … Continue reading

Ziemkiewicz emphasizes better enforcement will help prevent future chemical spills like Elk River

March 13, 2015 by Tracy Novak, NRCCE Morgantown, W.Va. – Glynis Board of West Virginia Public Broadcasting recently interviewed Paul Ziemkiewicz, director of the West Virginia Water Research Institute, in her story entitled, “Four Concerns About Tank Legislative Rollback.” The story highlighted bills making their way through the WV House and Senate aiming to roll … Continue reading

Brownfields Center, WVU, and Fairmont continue city’s revitalization with new “Storefront”

March 9, 2015 WRITTEN BY Lauren Talotta, WBOY; Video by Michael Corley, WBOY.  Published by Permission. Morgantown, W.Va. – The city of Fairmont and its partners have a new headquarters for their revitalization efforts. The city held a ribbon cutting at a new “storefront” studio for the “Your Neighborhood, Your Future” project – a partnership … Continue reading

NAFTC trains WVU students on electric drive vehicle safety

November 27, 2015 by National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium Morgantown, W.Va. – The National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium hosted West Virginia University students from the EcoCAR team and Society of Automotive Engineers Formula team for workshops on electric drive vehicle safety. Nearly 50 students attended three sessions at NAFTC headquarters in Morgantown, WV to learn more … Continue reading

WVU Shale Gas Network Forum announcements include Monday, March 2nd Synfuels-China seminar plus other news

February 25, 2015 by Trina Wafle, NRCCE Morgantown, W.Va.– At the WVU Shale Gas Network Forum held at the Erickson Alumni Center on Tuesday, February 24, Associate Vice President for Research Earl Scime shared the following news with more than 80 faculty, staff, and nearby research colleagues who attended the afternoon event. Monday, March 2nd … Continue reading

Paul Ziemkiewicz, WVWRI Director

Ziemkiewicz one of several WVU experts who can address issues raised by Fayette County train derailment

Paul Ziemkiewicz, WVWRI Director

February 16, 2015 by April Kaull, University Relations/News Morgantown, W.Va. – Several West Virginia University faculty members are available to provide commentary and analysis of the issues raised by a train derailment Monday (Feb. 16) in Fayette County that resulted in evacuations of nearby communities and the closure of the Montgomery and Cedar Grove water intakes … Continue reading

Elser featured on WV public radio; offers BAD Buildings help to communities in state

February 12, 2015 by Tracy Novak, NRCCE Morgantown, W.Va. – Luke Elser spoke on West Virginia public radio yesterday (Feb. 11) about the technical assistance offered by the Northern West Virginia Brownfields Assistance Center.  The center offers help to communities dealing with abandoned or dilapidated properties.  The center can offer assistance worth $10,000.  Applications are … Continue reading

WVU Shale Gas Network Forum to present Marcellus well monitoring project

February 10, 2015 by Kathy Jesperson, NRCCE Morgantown, W.Va. – The next meeting of the WVU Shale Gas Network Forum will present information about “The Marcellus Shale Energy and Environment Laboratory – MSEEL.”  The meeting will take place at the Erickson Alumni Center, Tuesday, Feb. 24, at 3 p.m.  RSVPs requested. Walk-ins welcome. The Shale Gas … Continue reading

Northern WV Brownfields Assistance Center helps Morgantown with assessment process

February 10, 2015 by Tracy Novak, NRCCE Morgantown, W.Va.–  An abandoned meth lab and a creek spoiled by acid mine drainage were two of the blighted areas discussed by participants at a city brownfields assessment meeting. The City of Morgantown’s Development Services Department held a meeting on Feb. 10, to start a discussion on how … Continue reading

Fletcher on WVU climate change panel to discuss West Virginia, China connection

February 5, 2015 by James Jolly, College of Law Morgantown, W.Va. – Although thousands of miles apart, China and West Virginia find common ground in the issues of carbon emissions and global warming. A panel discussion at the West Virginia University College of Law will explore China’s climate change policy and how the world’s most … Continue reading

Northern WV Brownfields Assistance Center seeks grant applicants for BAD buildings program

January 28, 2015 by Luke Elser, Northern West Virginia Brownfields Assistance Center Morgantown, W.Va. – A West Virginia University effort that helps West Virginia communities address abandoned, vacant, and dilapidated buildings is encouraging communities to apply for technical assistance awards available to boost their efforts. The Northern West Virginia Brownfields Assistance Center at WVU has a record of success in helping communities … Continue reading

“Innovation & Entrepreneurship Day at the Capitol” showcasing creative technology Jan. 28

January 23, 2015 by Kathy Jesperson, NRCCE Morgantown, W.Va. – How do creativity and innovation generate new possibilities and solutions? They do it by pushing your mind to forge new connections, think differently, and consider new approaches. To illustrate these ideas West Virginia University’s TransTech and Industries of the Future-WV programs along with TechConnect West Virginia … Continue reading

Trina Wafle, NRCCE Deputy Director

Wafle named director of Shared Research Facilities; continues as NRCCE deputy director

Trina Wafle, NRCCE Deputy Director

January 22, 2015.  Announcement by Alan Martin, WVU Research Morgantown, W.Va. – Vice President for Research Fred King announced today that Trina Karolchik Wafle will become director of the Shared Research Facilities effective immediately. She will be responsible for leadership, strategic vision, and direction for the SRF. Shared Research Facilities allows researchers access to high-value … Continue reading

Paul Ziemkiewicz featured on WVPB broadcast concerning raw sewage crisis in southern W.Va.

January 16, 2015 Morgantown, W.Va. –  Dr. Paul Ziemkiewicz, director of the West Virginia Water Research Institute, calls raw sewage in southern West Virginia a public health crisis.  Sixty-seven percent of homes in McDowell County do not have sewage treatment, which means sewage is contaminating drinking water sources. Ziemkiewicz was recently featured in a story … Continue reading

WVU researchers’ novel strategies restores the Monongahela River

January 15, 2015 by NRCCE News U.S. EPA reports the Mon is “no longer impaired by sulfates” Morgantown, W.Va.– In December 2010, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) declared the Monongahela River impaired due to sulfate contained in a variety of salts in the water. While sulfate generally does not make water unsafe for … Continue reading

Jennifer Hause, WVWRI Program Manager

Jennifer Hause on radio broadcast about water options in WV coalfields

Jennifer Hause, WVWRI Program Manager

January 13, 2015 Morgantown, W.Va. – Jennifer Hause, a program coordinator with the West Virginia Water Research Institute, was featured in a West Virginia Public Broadcasting story entitled, “What Water Options Are Available In The Coalfields?” Hause manages various projects covering a wide range of water quality and environmental impact topics.  Prior to joining the … Continue reading

WVU faculty, including WVWRI director, available to offer commentary on one-year anniversary of Elk River chemical spill

January 6, 2015 by Diana Mazzella, University Relations/News Morgantown, W.Va. – With the approach of the one-year anniversary of the Elk River chemical spill this coming Friday, several West Virginia University faculty members are available to discuss the various impacts of the spill, which left approximately 300,000 residents without water for days. Some WVU faculty members have expertise that … Continue reading

Brownfields center helps communities submit applications for $3.2 million in EPA grants

January 6, 2015 by Tracy Novak, NRCCE Morgantown, W.Va. – The Northern West Virginia Brownfields Assistance Center located at West Virginia University, in conjunction with the Brownfields Assistance Center at Marshall University, recently helped communities submit grant applications totaling $3.2 million to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The EPA has an estimated $59.5 million in … Continue reading

RFP Announcement – FY15 Water Resources Research National Competitive Grants Program

December 22, 2014 by Derek Springston, West Virginia Water Research Institute Morgantown, W.Va. – The U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with the National Institutes for Water Resources requests proposals for matching grants to support research on the topic of improving and enhancing the nation’s water supply, including evaluation of innovative approaches to water treatment, infrastructure … Continue reading

Paul Ziemkiewicz, WVWRI Director

WVU experts say ban on fracking demonstrates the need for comprehensive and reliable scientific data, has negative long-term outcomes

Paul Ziemkiewicz, WVWRI Director

December 19, 2014 by Marissa Sura, University Relations/News Morgantown, W.Va. – West Virginia University experts say that New York state’s ban on hydraulic fracturing (fracking) is a significant decision for its jurisdiction, but it may have long-term limitations. They also warn that comprehensive studies on the environmental impacts of the process are still years away. The shale-gas … Continue reading

WVU participates in first energy profile of the region, works to develop future strategy

December 17, 2014 by Marissa Sura, University Relations/New Pittsburgh, Pa. – West Virginia University’s experts in energy policy and research are providing baseline information and strategic planning that will help the public and policymakers make decisions about the economic, environmental and social health of the region. The Energy for the Power of 32 conference, held … Continue reading

NAFTC prepares national consumers for the future of cars and trucks

December 8, 2014 by Judy Moore, National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium Morgantown, W.Va. – The just-concluded National Alternative Fuel Vehicle Day Odyssey helped draw attention to the growth of alternative fuel options and their stake in securing an energy future for the United States. The National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium, a program of West Virginia University, started … Continue reading

Dominion Resources rep discusses Atlantic Coast pipeline Dec. 1

November 25, 2014 by Trina Karolchik Wafle, NRCCE Morgantown, W.Va. – Pipeline projects that would move up to 48 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day are slated for the Appalachian region. Among the largest is the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, a 550-mile line beginning in Harrison County near the Lewis County border, traversing Lewis, … Continue reading

NAFTC wins two MarCom Awards

November 7, 2014 by Judy Moore, National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium Morgantown, W.Va – The National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium, a program of the National Research Center for Coal and Energy at West Virginia University, won two MarCom Awards at the 2014 international awards competition. MarCom Awards recognize outstanding creative achievement by marketing and communications professionals. … Continue reading

TransTech conference promotes energy entrepreneurs

November 3, 2014 by Trina Karolchik Wafle, NRCCE Morgantown, W.Va.– Windows that warm buildings when it’s cold outside. Personal power wind turbines that provide electricity in remote areas. Drones that monitor pipelines and construction sites, automatically returning to a recharging base and flying for months without human intervention. These are some of the innovations to … Continue reading

Odyssey comes to WVU, encourages students to think alternative fuels

October 15, 2014 by Kendall Snee, WVU Daily Athenaeum National Alternative Fuel Vehicle Day Odyssey is a celebration and promotion of alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles. On Wednesday, the outreach and educational event was held at West Virginia University. Three example vehicles, all powered by alternative fuel, were parked outside of the WVU National … Continue reading

NRCCE to work with WVU Energy Institute

September 16, 2014 by Trina Karolchik Wafle, NRCCE Morgantown, W.Va.–West Virginia University released an announcement today about the formation of the new WVU Energy Institute to be headed by Brian J. Anderson, the GE Plastics Material Engineering Professor of Chemical Engineering who for the past year has been the coordinator of strategic research in energy. … Continue reading

NAFTC set to conduct the nation’s largest alternative fuel vehicle awareness event

August 8, 2014 by Judy Moore, NAFTC Morgantown, W.Va. — The National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC) will conduct the 7th installment of the nation’s largest alternative fuel and advanced technology event, National Alternative Fuel Vehicle Day Odyssey. . Odyssey, a biennial, nationwide event dedicated to increasing awareness education on the importance of alternative fuel … Continue reading

NAFTC and the WV Clean State Program conduct workshops to demystify natural gas and propane usage

August 8, 2014 by Judy Moore, NAFTC Morgantown, W.Va.–On July 15, the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC) and the West Virginia Clean State Program concluded a series of three free natural gas and propane fleet workshops in West Virginia. The workshops were held in Bridgeport, Charleston, and Wheeling. With gasoline prices continuing to rise … Continue reading

Participants of the August 2014 IEA GHG Combined Modelling and Monitoring Networks Meeting. August 8, 2014 (photo by Tracy Novak, WVU NRCCE)

NRCCE to host IEA Greenhouse Gas Programme meeting

Participants of the August 2014 IEA GHG Combined Modelling and Monitoring Networks Meeting. August 8, 2014 (photo by Tracy Novak, WVU NRCCE)

WVU, international scientists share research about technologies that can reduce carbon dioxide emissions August 5, 2014 by Marissa Sura, University Relations/News Morgantown, W.Va.—Scientists from around the world will gather at West Virginia University’s Erickson Alumni Center on Tuesday (August 5) for a four-day conference that will showcase carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) research that can … Continue reading

WVU teams with Chinese researchers on greenhouse gas storage project

July 10, 2014 by Trina Wafle, NRCCE Morgantown, W.Va. — West Virginia University and the Huaneng Clean Energy Research Institute signed an agreement in Beijing, China, on Tuesday to conduct a joint study on the use of a deep, saline aquifer for the long-term storage of carbon dioxide from an advanced coal technology power plant … Continue reading

NRCCE director mentors ORAU nominee for Nobel event in Germany

Research about tattoos and economics leads WVU student to Nobel meeting July 7, 2014 by Jake Stump, University Relations/News Morgantown, W.Va. — Inmate tattoos and the economy go hand-in-hand. So says Kaitlyn Wolf, a doctoral candidate in economics at West Virginia University, who has linked the odd pairing together in her research. Wolf’s research, Investigating the Relationship between Visible … Continue reading

Join National AFV Day Odyssey—the nation’s largest alternative fuel vehicle event

What Is National Alternative Fuel Vehicle Day Odyssey? National Alternative Fuel Vehicle Day Odyssey is a nationwide, biennial celebration created and conducted by the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC) to promote the use of, and educate the public on, alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles. Since its beginning in 2002, Odyssey has grown tremendously in size and … Continue reading

WVU researchers unveil ways to reduce environmental, health risks associated with shale gas extraction

June 30, 2014 by Glenn Waldron, WV Water Research Institute Morgantown, W.Va. — A new study by researchers at West Virginia University offers 10 recommendations for reducing the environmental and human health effects associated with horizontal drilling and the hydraulic fracturing process. The recommendations address air, noise and light pollution; water management; and engineering flaws … Continue reading

WVU program helps city of Morgantown receive $200,000 brownsfields grant

May 28, 2014 by the Associated Press West Virginia receives $1 million in EPA grants Morgantown, W.Va. — On May 28th, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced $1,000,000 in 2014 EPA Brownfields Assessment and Cleanup Grants for five West Virginia communities.  Assessment grants provide funding to communities to inventory, characterize, assess, and conduct planning … Continue reading

Six WVU professors to study shale gas and its impacts locally and globally

May 23, 2014 by Trina Wafle, NRCCE Morgantown, W.Va. — Six West Virginia University professors will explore complex shale gas issues ranging from the potential impacts on heart health, water resources, the chemical industry, and policy development not only in West Virginia but also around the world. Each professor won a $10,000 research grant from … Continue reading

WVWRI director to speak at upcoming event hosted by WVU Environmental Law Society

May 16, 2014 by Glenn Waldron, WV Water Research Institute Morgantown, W.Wa. — West Virginia Water Research Institute Director, Dr. Paul Ziemkiewicz, will be a speaker at an upcoming event hosted by the West Virginia University Environmental Law Society.  The event, called “Protecting West Virginia Water:  Legislation, Litigation, and Lessons Learned for the Future of … Continue reading

WVU-based NAFTC providing education to local businesses about natural gas and propane availability in West Virginia

May 8, 2014 by Judy Moore, National Alternative FUELS Training Consortium Morgantown, W.Va. — With interest in natural gas and propane at an all-time high in the Mountain State, the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC) is hosting three free workshops on the topic beginning Friday (May 9). NAFTC, headquartered at West Virginia University, will … Continue reading

Students at the Monongalia County Career Fair gather around the entrance of the NAFTC's Alternative Energy Learning Center

NAFTC unveils mobile Alternative Energy Learning Center

Students at the Monongalia County Career Fair gather around the entrance of the NAFTC's Alternative Energy Learning Center

May 7, 2014 by Judy Moore, National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium Morgantown, W.Va.–The National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC) unveiled its newest learning aid at the recent Monongalia County Career Fair, allowing students a glimpse of modern technology transportation options. The Alternative Energy Learning Center will be used as part of the NAFTC’s alternative fuel … Continue reading

Odyssey 2014

Odyssey 2014 to kick off on the National Mall in Washington, DC

Odyssey 2014

May 6, 2014 by Judy Moore, National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium Morgantown, W.Va. — The 2014 National Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Day Odyssey National Kickoff Event will take place on Friday, October 17 at the National Mall in Washington, DC. More than 10,000 attendees are anticipated for the event, which is expected to be the … Continue reading

Ziemkiewicz featured in spring WVU Magazine on Elk River chemical spill

May 1, 2014 by NRCCE News Morgantown, W.Va. — West Virginia Water Research Institute Director Paul Ziemkiewicz is featured in West Virginia University Magazine’s story on the Elk River chemical spill. The January 2014 spill left 300,000 people without usable water, made international headlines, and was a major disaster for the state of West Virginia.  … Continue reading

Tennant, Heitkamp tour WVU NRCCE, talk clean coal bill

April 6, 2014 By Jacob Bojesson, WVU Daily Athenaeum Morgantown, W.Va.–West Virginia Secretary of State Natalie Tennant and North Dakota Senator Heidi Heitkamp took a tour of the National Research Center for Coal & Energy at West Virginia University Friday to promote and discuss investments in coal technology. Tennant, who is running for the U.S. … Continue reading

Presentations from shale gas workshop now available

March 13, 2014 by Glenn Waldron, West Virginia Water Research Institute Morgantown, W.Va. — Presentations from the “Shale Gas and the Environment” – a workshop hosted by the West Virginia Water Research Institute and the Petroleum Technology Transfer Council – are now available. Please follow the link below to view the presentations from the event: … Continue reading

West Virginia Brownfields Assistance Centers to host annual statewide conference

February 10, 2014 by Glenn Waldron, West Virginia Water Research Institute Morgantown, W.Va. — The West Virginia Brownfields Assistance Centers will be hosting their annual West Virginia Brownfields Conference on Sept. 11 and 12. The 9th annual conference combines exceptional educational programs with outstanding networking opportunities between communities, development professionals and service providers involved in … Continue reading

WVU receives NSF grant to study chemical leak’s impact in Charleston area

Written by Mary Dillon on January 29, 2014. Posted in News When a chemical spill contaminated the water supply for thousands of West Virginians, an interdisciplinary team of researchers at West Virginia University quickly sought – and received – a National Science Foundation grant to collect and analyze samples with an eye to ensuring such … Continue reading

In the news — WVWRI director answers questions regarding chemical spill in the Elk River

January 29, 2014, by Glenn Waldron, West Virginia Water Research Institute Morgantown, W.Va — The latest news articles featuring West Virginia Water Research Institute Director Dr. Paul Ziemkiewicz regarding the Elk River chemical spill: Newsweek – January 30, 2014 Experts want everyone to stop panicking over ‘off the wall’ formaldehyde scare in West Virginia Charleston … Continue reading

Horizontal gas drilling waste: What is it and what do we do about it?

January 27, 2014 by Glynis Board, WV Public Broadcasting Charleston, W.Va. — The natural gas boom continues to sound in what have become the northern gas fields of West Virginia. State lawmakers are working on ways to take maximum advantage of the economic benefits that are coming with it. The other byproduct authorities are grappling … Continue reading

WVU, Congressman McKinley to co-host public energy forum Monday

December 6, 2013 by Jake Stump, University Relations/News Morgantown, W.Va.– For the second straight year, West Virginia University will co-host a forum on national energy issues with a member of West Virginia’s congressional delegation. Rep. David McKinley, R-W.Va., and Fred King, vice president of research at WVU, will moderate the second annual energy forum roundtable … Continue reading

TransTech Energy program at WVU names winning startup companies

November 26, 2013 by Trina Wafle, NRCCE Morgantown, W.Va. — Six TransTech energy startup companies, including two run by West Virginia University graduate students, were recently named winners by a panel of experts at the 2nd annual TransTech Energy Business Development Conference. The conference, which focuses on technologies that can transition today’s economy to energy … Continue reading

Richard Bajura, NRCCE Director

NRCCE Director Richard Bajura invited to testify before Congress

Richard Bajura, NRCCE Director

October 30, 2013 by Trina Wafle, NRCCE Morgantown, W.Va. — Richard A. Bajura, director of the National Research Center for Coal and Energy at West Virginia University, was invited to Washington, D.C. to present testimony about the new source performance standards for carbon dioxide emissions proposed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Bajura appeared on … Continue reading

NRCCE director receives lifetime achievement award

October 23, 2013 by Trina Wafle, NRCCE Morgantown, W.Va. — Richard A. Bajura, director of the West Virginia University National Research Center for Coal and Energy, was presented with the Sen. Jennings Randolph Lifetime Achievement Award on Wednesday (Oct. 23) by the Washington Coal Club in a ceremony in Washington, D.C. Bajura shared the honor … Continue reading

Two WVU professors win ‘Spirt of Innovations’ awards

October 23, 2013 by Jake Stump, University Relations/News and Trina Wafle, NRCCE Morgantown, W.Va. — An engineer and a mathematician at West Virginia University claimed two of five awards presented Tuesday (Oct. 22) at the TechConnectWV Spirit of Innovation Awards Banquet. Xingbo Liu, associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, was named the 2013 Innovator … Continue reading

WVU students compete with seasoned innovators at TransTech Energy Conference

October 22, 2013 by Trina Wafle, NRCCE Morgantown, W.Va. — West Virginia University students will represent three of the 23 entries competing for investment dollars and business deals for their innovations at the second annual TransTech Energy Business Development Conference on Nov. 6-7 at Waterfront Place Hotel in Morgantown. “One of our goals for this … Continue reading

Carl Irwin honored by WVU for innovative work

September 9, 2013 by Trina Wafle, NRCCE Morgantown, W.Va. — Carl Irwin was one of three West Virginia University faculty members honored for exemplifying the spirit of innovation, commercialization and entrepreneurship with the University’s inaugural Innovation Awards. Carl Irwin, division director at the WVU National Research Center for Coal and Energy, recieved the Presidential Innovation … Continue reading

PTTC to host two shale gas workshops for industry

August 27, 2013 by Trina Wafle, NRCCE Morgantown, W.Va. — The Petroleum Technology Transfer Council Appalachian Center of the West Virginia University National Research Center for Coal and Energy will be hosting two technology workshops for the shale gas industry on Sept. 4 and 5 at the Hilton Garden Inn at Southpointe near Canonsburg, Pa. … Continue reading

PTTC hosts workshop on water management for the shale gas industry

August 21, 2013 by Trina Wafle, NRCCE Morgantown, W.Va. — The Petroleum Technology Transfer Council Appalachian Center of the West Virginia University National Research Center for Coal and Energy will be hosting a workshop on innovative water management for the shale gas industry on Thursday, Aug. 22 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the … Continue reading

ORAU awards two WVU junior faculty with prestigious award

June 10, 2013 by University Relations/News Morgantown, W.Va. — Two West Virginia University assistant professors have received a vote of confidence about their future academic careers as they are among this year’s recipients of a prestigious grant from Oak Ridge Associated Universities, the WVU Office of Research and National Research Center for Coal and Energy. … Continue reading

West Virginia Water Research Institute provides $40,000 in grant funding to local watershed organizations.

May 14, 2013 by WVUToday Morgantown, W.Va. –The West Virginia Water Research Institute, a program of the National Research Center for Coal and Energy at West Virginia University, awarded a total of $40,000 to local watershed organizations through its 3 Rivers QUEST (Quality Useful Environmental Study Teams) May 6. The funding will help support volunteer … Continue reading

West Virginia Water Research Institute to study aluminum filtration for mines

April 9, 2013 by West Virginia State Journal Morgantown, W.Va. — Research into better ways to remove aluminum from coal mine discharges funded by the state Department of Environmental Protection is unrelated to the agency’s proposed change to state water quality criteria for aluminum. The West Virginia Water Research Institute at West Virginia University will … Continue reading

WV Water Research Instutute to study ways of reducing aluminum concentrations from abandoned mine site discharges

April 2, 2013 by Glenn Waldron, West Virginia Water Research Institute Morgantown, W.Va. — Researchers with the West Virginia Water Research Institute, a program of the National Research Center for Coal and Energy at West Virginia University, are conducting a study to identify cost-effective and efficient filtration methods to reduce surface discharge aluminum levels from … Continue reading

WV Water Research Institute introduces program to help fund regional water quality initiatives

February 21, 2013 by Glenn Waldron, West Virginia Water Research Institute Morgantown, W.Va. — The West Virginia Water Research Institute at West Virginia University is offering local watershed groups in four regions that make up its 3 Rivers Quest Program up to $7,000 through a small grants program. A total of $160,000 in funding is … Continue reading

Benedum Foundation supports brownsfield assistance center with grant

February 5, 2013 by Tracy Novak, National Research Center for Coal and Energy Morgantown, W.Va. — The Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation recently awarded the Brownfield, Abandoned, and Dilapidated Buildings to Bucks Program with a $97,000 grant. The Northern West Virginia Brownfields Assistance Center, housed at WVU’s Water Research Institute, will work to restore communities containing … Continue reading

Dr. Bruce Dickson of the Iron Furnace Chapter of Trout Unlimited, Dr. Benjamin Stout of Wheeling Jesuit University, Dr. Elisabeth Dakine of Duquesne University and Melissa O'Neal of the West Virginia Water Research Institute.

Scientists celebrate expansion of WVU-sponsored water quality monitoring program

Dr. Bruce Dickson of the Iron Furnace Chapter of Trout Unlimited, Dr. Benjamin Stout of Wheeling Jesuit University, Dr. Elisabeth Dakine of Duquesne University and Melissa O'Neal of the West Virginia Water Research Institute.

December 11, 2012 by Gerrill Griffith, WVU Research Corp. Pittsburgh, PA — By dipping four sample bottles into the icy waters where the Monongahela and Allegheny Rivers meet to form the Ohio River, a delegation of scientists commemorated the expansion of an award-winning water quality monitoring and reporting program that tracks the health of the … Continue reading

WVU Festival of Ideas features energy expert and “Switch” film producer Scott Tinker

September 15, 2012 by Trina Wafle, National Research Center for Coal and Energy Morgantown, W.Va.–The West Virginia University community will get an advance screening of a new feature-length documentary exploring the future of energy in conjunction with a future speaker in the David C. Hardesty Festival of Ideas on Sept. 25. Switch, from Arcos Films, … Continue reading

November event to showcase 3-D printing, solar home, energy parks, and more

September 20, 2012 by Kathleen Cullen, NRCCE Energy Efficiency Division Morgantown, W.Va. — TransTech Energy Business Development Conference organizer Carl Irwin announced five innovative energy activities to be showcased at the November 14-16 event to be held at Waterfront Place Hotel in Morgantown. (Register at http://TransTechEnergy.org) 3-D Printing will be demonstrated by the Robert C. Byrd Institute … Continue reading

WV Water Research Institute receives grant to design better coal mines

August 12, 2012 by Dave Saville, West Virginia Water Research Institute Morgantown, W.Va.– “Begin with the end in mind.”  So advised the late Stephen Covey. And that concept is guiding West Virginia University researchers who are trying to rethink how mountaintop mining sites are designed. Much attention is given to mountaintop mining’s impact on streams, but Paul Ziemkiewicz, … Continue reading

Senator Manchin visits NRCCE’s National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium

February 29, 2012 by Judy Moore, National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium Morgantown, W.Va. – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) visited the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC) on February 27th to learn more about how the WVU NRCCE program supports increased use of alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles throughout the nation by providing training and … Continue reading

NESC hosts Indonesian leaders

February 22, 2012 by Mark Kemp, National Environmental Services Center Morgantown, W.Va. — Over the past year, the National Environmental Services Center (NESC), located at WVU’s National Research Center for Coal and Energy, has been a veritable United Nations, hosting environmental leaders from Moldova, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Poland, China, and, most recently, Indonesia. On February 20, … Continue reading

WVU already at work helping industry save energy and money

February 17, 2012 by University Relations/News Morgantown, W.Va.– The words coming from the president’s mouth could have come right from West Virginia University’s strategic plan. “The easiest way to save money is to waste less energy,” President Barack Obama said during his recent State of the Union address just before proposing to help manufacturers eliminate … Continue reading

There’s an ‘app’ for that — NAFTC offers free iPhone Quick Reference Guide app for first responders aiding accidents involving alternative fuel vehicles

January 3, 2012 by Judy Moore, National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium Morgantown, W.Va.–The National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium knows the hazards that alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles could pose to emergency personnel, is sharing their knowledge with first responders through a free iTunes app to help at the scene of an accident involving one of these high tech vehicles. The first … Continue reading

WVU NRCCE Energy Efficiency Division seeking internal candidate for TransTech Research Fellow

November 03, 2011 by NRCCE News Morgantown, W.Va. — The Energy Efficiency Division of NRCCE is inviting applications from WVU tenured, tenure track, or research (non-tenure track) faculty members for an exciting new opportunity to serve as the TransTech Energy Research Fellow (TERF). The term TransTech Energy refers to transition technologies and strategies that move … Continue reading

NRCCE hosted the signing of the Technology Managment Plan agreement between the US Advanced Coal Technology Consortium and its counterpart in China. WVU VP of Research and Economic Development Curt Peterson, US ACTC Director and Resource Economics Professor Jerald Fletcher, US DOE CERC Director Robert Marlay, China ACTC Director and HUST Professor Zheng Chuguang, and China ACTC Communications Lead and HUST Professor Tianhua Wu participated in the ceremony.

US-China research teams agree to promote scientific co-operation through novel plan to share intellectual property

NRCCE hosted the signing of the Technology Managment Plan agreement between the US Advanced Coal Technology Consortium and its counterpart in China. WVU VP of Research and Economic Development Curt Peterson, US ACTC Director and Resource Economics Professor Jerald Fletcher, US DOE CERC Director Robert Marlay, China ACTC Director and HUST Professor Zheng Chuguang, and China ACTC Communications Lead and HUST Professor Tianhua Wu participated in the ceremony.

August 23, 2011 by Trina Wafle, National Research Center for Coal and Energy Morgantown, W.Va. – A consortium of researchers from the U.S. and China is taking the approach that providing clear and strong intellectual property protection and sharing is the best way to stimulate the creation of new technologies for using energy to power … Continue reading

Chemical Engineering professor Richard Turton talks about the AVESTAR™ Center from the simulator classroom at NRCCE. The advanced virtual reality energy simulation training and research cener was developed under the NETL-Regional University Alliance.

WVU researchers team with NETL on novel simulator to promote clean coal power

Chemical Engineering professor Richard Turton talks about the AVESTAR™ Center from the simulator classroom at NRCCE. The advanced virtual reality energy simulation training and research cener was developed under the NETL-Regional University Alliance.

August 22, 2011 by Trina Wafle, National Research Center for Coal and Energy, and Mary Dillon, Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources Morgantown, W.Va.–West Virginia University Chemical Engineering Professor Richard Turton has been at the forefront of the development of a new facility to promote the adoption of clean-coal power plant technology. He and … Continue reading

WVU energy efficiency program focused on industry improvements nets national recognition

August 15, 2011 by University Relations/News Morgantown, W.Va. — A West Virginia University initiative focused on helping businesses become more energy efficient is one of only four organizations in the U.S. to receive a Champion of Energy Efficiency award from the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy. Industries of the Future – West Virginia, … Continue reading

WVU-based NAFTC acquires Chevy Volt extended-range electric vehicle delivered to Morgantown facility

August 11, 2011 by Judy Moore, National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium, and Trina Wafle, National Research Center for Coal and Energy Morgantown, W.Va. – The National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium of West Virginia University recently added a high-tech vehicle to its collection of tools used to train and enlighten first responders, public decision makers and … Continue reading

WVU expands alliance with Oak Ridge Associated Universities organization

August 3, 2011 by Gerrill Griffith, WVU Research Corp. and Trina Wafle, National Research Center for Coal and Energy Morgantown, W.Va. — On Tuesday, West Virginia University celebrated its 54-year affiliation with Oak Ridge Associated Universities by signing two agreements to pave the way for additional joint research with the 98-member organization. ORAU provided more … Continue reading

Paul Ziemkiewicz and Jeff Skousen (rear L) applaud as WVU Vice President for Research Curt Peterson (seated L) shakes hands with officials from the Korea Mine Reclamation Corporation.

Skousen and Ziemkiewicz take mine reclamation expertise to South Korea

Paul Ziemkiewicz and Jeff Skousen (rear L) applaud as WVU Vice President for Research Curt Peterson (seated L) shakes hands with officials from the Korea Mine Reclamation Corporation.

July 11, 2011 by WVU News and Information Services Morgantown, W.Va. — West Virginia University’s Jeff Skousen is widely known for his expertise in the area of mine reclamation. The professor of soil science in WVU’s Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design and land reclamation specialist with the WVU Extension Service, has broken … Continue reading

WBOY News interviews Ziemkiewicz on WV gas drilling order

July 14, 2011 by West Virginia Water Research Institute Morgantown, W.Va. — The regulatory program coming together in West Virginia could be the standard for shale development regulation across the United States.   WBOY Channel 12 News interviewed Paul Ziemkiewicz, director of the West Virginia Water Research Institute at West Virginia University, on how the governor’s executive order could … Continue reading

PTTC helps sell-out audience take ‘deeper look at shales’

June 22, 2011 by Trina Wafle, National Research Center for Coal and Energy Morgantown, W.Va. — Building upon its growing reputation as a trusted source of information about the Marcellus shale, a West Virginia University petroleum program is helping energy experts tackle a whole new learning curve of discovery focusing on another natural gas deposit … Continue reading

Emergency personnel listen to instruction during a First Responder Safety Training workshop at Yuba College, an NAFTC national training center. Photo credit: NAFTC

NAFTC prepares first responders for alternative fuel vehicle emergencies

Emergency personnel listen to instruction during a First Responder Safety Training workshop at Yuba College, an NAFTC national training center. Photo credit: NAFTC

June 6, 2011 by Judy Moore, National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium Morgantown, W.Va.– The number of alternative fuel and electric drive vehicles on America’s highways is increasing rapidly. Because this new breed of vehicle presents a whole new set of challenges when they are involved in accidents, there is a great need for emergency first responders … Continue reading

Nicolas Zegre (third from L) received a $5000 award from ORAU to continue his studies of flooding in southern WV by collecting and analyzing rain. Zegre received an additional $5000 from the WVU Office of Research and the NRCCE. Pictured in the rain outside the NRCCE are (L to R): Joseph McNeel, chair of Davis College Division of Forestry where Zegre is an assistant professor; Curt Peterson, WVU vice president of research and economic development; Zegre; and Richard Bajura, director of the NRCCE and WVU's ORAU concilor.

WVU professor wins national award to study flooding in West Virginia

Nicolas Zegre (third from L) received a $5000 award from ORAU to continue his studies of flooding in southern WV by collecting and analyzing rain. Zegre received an additional $5000 from the WVU Office of Research and the NRCCE. Pictured in the rain outside the NRCCE are (L to R): Joseph McNeel, chair of Davis College Division of Forestry where Zegre is an assistant professor; Curt Peterson, WVU vice president of research and economic development; Zegre; and Richard Bajura, director of the NRCCE and WVU's ORAU concilor.

May 18, 2011 by Trina Wafle, National Research Center for Coal and Energy Morgantown, W.Va. — A West Virginia University assistant professor’s curiosity about the causes for damaging floods has attracted a key research award from a major national consortium of research universities. Nicolas Zegre is a second-year assistant professor in the Davis College of … Continue reading

Electrical Engineering student and WVU Solar Decathlon Team member Alex Roberts demonstrates how to cook smores with the power of the sun by using a solar-powered oven.

WVU students celebrate the earth

Electrical Engineering student and WVU Solar Decathlon Team member Alex Roberts demonstrates how to cook smores with the power of the sun by using a solar-powered oven.

April 21, 2011 by David Perry, Industries of the Future–West Virginia Student Intern Morgantown, W.Va. — The Green on the Green Eco Jamboree was held on Apr. 21 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. as a part of West Virginia University’s Earth Month. The Jamboree featured presentations by several organizations, including ones on energy efficiency … Continue reading

Elliot Kennel, Gabriela Perhinschi, and Olafemi Olajide (front row) and Deepanker Sharma and Liviu Magean stand in front of the Fischer-Tropsch Chemical Reactor that they are installing in the WVU NRCCE for their research to convert coal and biomass to transportation fuels. 'The reactor was built and donated by the Lu'an Group and represents an investment by China in West Virginia energy research,' said team leader Elliot Kennel.

China’s search for clean fuel leads to WVU US-China Energy Center at NRCCE

Elliot Kennel, Gabriela Perhinschi, and Olafemi Olajide (front row) and Deepanker Sharma and Liviu Magean stand in front of the Fischer-Tropsch Chemical Reactor that they are installing in the WVU NRCCE for their research to convert coal and biomass to transportation fuels. 'The reactor was built and donated by the Lu'an Group and represents an investment by China in West Virginia energy research,' said team leader Elliot Kennel.

March 22, 2011 by Trina Wafle, National Research Center for Coal and Energy Morgantown, W.Va — In its worldwide search for transportation fuel, China is turning to West Virginia University for cleaner, affordable, domestic options. A team led by WVU Chemical Engineer Elliot Kennel will be conducting experiments to convert biomass and coal to transportation … Continue reading

MTEC opportunities will expand with new NAFTC partnership

February 25, 2011 by Judy Moore, National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium Morgantown, W.Va. — In celebration of February as National Career and Technical Education Month, the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium and the Monongalia County Technical Education Center formalized their long-time collaboration with a signing ceremony of a partnership resolution. The signing took place during … Continue reading

College of Engineering and Mineral Resources professor studies removal of toxins from coal

February 22, 2011 by NRCCE News Morgantown, W.Va. — Chemical Engineering Emeritus Professor Eung Ha Cho is researching the removal of arsenic, selenium, and mercury from coal using a combination of coal pre-treatment and froth flotation. His $97,000 project is funded under an award to the Center for Advances Separations Technology from the US Department of Energy. NRCCE coordinates … Continue reading

Brownfields center awards $5,000 FOCUS grants to help towns improve blighted sites

January 25, 2011 by Luke Elsner, Northern West Virginia Brownfields Assistance Center Morgantown, W.Va. — West Virginia communities, from Chester in the northern panhandle to Itmann in the southern coalfields, will be creating plans to redevelop dilapidated and abandoned former industrial locations known as “brownfield sites” thanks to each winning $5,000 grants from the 2011 … Continue reading

Davis College and NRCCE scientists’ new tool can remedy environmental impacts of mountaintop mining and other human activities

January 24, 2011 by Trina Wafle, NRCCE Morgantown, W.Va. — Todd Petty, an associate professor of wildlife and fisheries resources in West Virginia University’s Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design, is keenly aware of what some might see as competing concerns. “Coal mining is incredibly important to West Virginia’s economy, and the health … Continue reading

WVU professor Jerald J. Fletcher (L) signed a US-China agreement for a joint researched effort of the US Advanced Coal Technology Consortium which he directs for the US-China Clean Energy Research Center

WVU signs on to US-China energy research agenda

WVU professor Jerald J. Fletcher (L) signed a US-China agreement for a joint researched effort of the US Advanced Coal Technology Consortium which he directs for the US-China Clean Energy Research Center

January 18, 2011 by Trina Wafle, National Research Center for Coal and energy Morgantown, W.Va. — Officials representing the U.S. and China agreed to a joint work plan officially launching a five-year research agenda for the U.S. China Clean Energy Research Center that includes an advanced coal research component coordinated by West Virginia University. The … Continue reading

WVU Industries of the Future-West Virginia Day held January 18 at state capitol

January 19, 2011 by Kathleen Cullen, NRCCE Energy Efficiency Division Charleston, W.Va. — Steel of West Virginia is cashing in on energy efficiency by partnering with WVU’s Industries of the Future-West Virginia program for the past decade and achieving energy cost savings of more than $2 million per year. The company was honored at the … Continue reading

WVU and coal industry show ‘a little science goes a long way’ in improving Mon River water quality

January 18, 2011 by Trina Wafle, National Research Center for Coal and Energy Morgantown, W.Va. — West Virginia University, through research, reason, and a great deal of cooperation from coal companies along the Monongahela River, recently demonstrated how “a little science goes a long way” in correcting a potential water quality issue that could have threatened local jobs … Continue reading

Energy efficiency expert Carl Irwin promotes “TransTech” concept for new energy technologies

January 15, 2011 by Trina Wafle, NRCCE Morgantown, W.Va. — Ben Adducchio, reporter for West Virginia Public Broadcasting, interviewed NRCCE’s Carl Irwin about the coming changes in energy. Excerpts of his interview follow: A research team is looking at technologies to help reduce CO2 emissions and protect the environment. One specific “trans technology” is gaining … Continue reading

CFFS-funded scientists featured in BioRefining magazine

8 December 2010 – Morgantown, W.Va. – Kaushlendra Singh and Jinxing Wang, Davis College Wood Science & Technology faculty members, and John Zondlo, professor in the College of Engineering and Mineral Resources Department of Chemical Engineering, are developing a fuel blend of coal and biomass to capitalize on each fuel’s individual strengths while minimizing each … Continue reading

Jimmy Ludovici, a senior mechanical engineering student, is part of WVU's EcoCAR NeXt Challenge Team. The team is converting a GM SUV to a hybird electric vehicle powered by B20 biodiesel

Alternative Fuel Vehicle Day Odyssey held on WVU campus

Jimmy Ludovici, a senior mechanical engineering student, is part of WVU's EcoCAR NeXt Challenge Team. The team is converting a GM SUV to a hybird electric vehicle powered by B20 biodiesel

October 22, 2010 by Tracy Novak, National Research Center for Coal and Energy Morgantown, W.Va. – Gold and blue made green on October 15th as WVU celebrated National AFV Day Odyssey, a nationwide campaign to increase public awareness about clean alternatives to regular gasoline-powered vehicles. Odyssey is spearheaded by the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium … Continue reading

NRCCE energy expert says W.Va. can sequester more than 17.6 billion metric tons of carbon in its oil and natural gas fields and deep coal seams

1 October 2010 – by Walt Williams, West Virginia State Journal Huntington, W.Va. – West Virginia is like a computer hard drive when it comes to burying carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants: It has plenty of storage capacity. At least that’s the view of Richard Bajura, director of the National Research Center for Coal … Continue reading

Odyssey kick-off in New York City

1 October 2010 – Morgantown, W.Va. – Hosted by New York City Lower Hudson Valley Clean Communities (NYCLHVCC) and the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, the occasion will serve as the official kickoff for the more than 100 Odyssey events taking place across the country on October 15. Link to this event: … Continue reading

Davis College professor Kaushlendra Singh demonstrates a process by which cleaner coal is produced through biomass.

Cleaner coal through biomass is focus of WVU research team

Davis College professor Kaushlendra Singh demonstrates a process by which cleaner coal is produced through biomass.

August 15, 2010 by Trina Wafle, National Research Center for Coal and Energy Morgantown, W.Va — While biomass is touted as a renewable fuel of the future, the reality is there are significant logistical challenges with supplying enough biomass to bio-refining facilities to meet 100 percent of the demand for fuel, said Kaushlendra Singh at … Continue reading

RPSEA membership is coordinated by NRCCE

8 June 2010 – Morgantown, W.Va. – West Virginia University experts have been chosen to participate in investigations leading to more effective and safer ways to recover natural gas as part of America’s drive to secure additional energy sources. WVU researchers will lead a team investigating ways to predict whether fracturing in horizontal wells in … Continue reading

Brownfields Assistance Centers receive environmental partnership award

1 June 2010 – Charlestown, W.Va. – The Brownfields Assistance Centers at West Virginia University and Marshall University were recipients of the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s Environmental Partnership Award. The award recognizes the collaborative approach the centers use to help communities identify, clean up and redevelop brownfields sites throughout the state, as well … Continue reading

WVU researchers seek to recycle water from gas drilling operations

May 26, 2010 by West Virginia Water Research Institute Morgantown, W.Va. — Prosperity may be lying just under the feet of many West Virginians, but getting it out of the ground also brings environmental hurdles. However research being conducted at West Virginia University may provide a solution to the dilemma, benefiting both providers and users. … Continue reading

Stimulus grant enables NRCCE to help plan for energy disruptions

May 21, 2010 by NRCCE News Morgantown, W.Va. — As long as the fuel is flowing, you don’t really pay much attention to where it comes from or how it gets there. But such things as extreme weather or a natural disaster can interrupt that supply, and it’s the job of the West Virginia Division … Continue reading

Ziemkiewicz’s work with South Korea helps lead to cooperative agreement

April 30, 2010 by West Virginia Water Research Institute Morgantown, W.Va. – A shared history of searching for environmentally responsible methods of coal mine reclamation has led to a new cooperative agreement between South Korea and West Virginia researchers. Curt M. Peterson, president of WVU Research Corporation, and Jin-soo Lee, president of the Mine Reclamation Corporation … Continue reading

WVU program can help rural enterprises save $$$$ by saving energy

7 April 2010 – Morgantown, W.Va. – Agricultural producers and other rural businesses can suffer the most during an economic downturn. And when the going gets tough, that’s the time for the tough to get efficient—energy efficient, that is—and save tens of thousands of dollars. Enterprises with fewer than 500 employees located in rural areas … Continue reading

E3 program at WVU

16 March 2010 – Charleston, W.Va. – Gov. Joe Manchin today announced a new program, E3-WV, designed to help West Virginia businesses save energy and reduce their impact on the environment. With funding from the W.Va. Division of Energy, the program will help the state’s manufacturers adapt and thrive in a new business era focused … Continue reading

WVU researchers seek to recycle water from gas drilling operations

10 March 2010 – MORGANTOWN, W.Va. Reduce-reuse-recycle, that is the concept behind research being conducted at West Virginia University to help limit the environmental impact of the development of one of the nation’s largest-ever natural gas reservoirs, the Marcellus Shale. Paul Ziemkiewicz and Jen Fulton of the West Virginia Water Research Institute at the National … Continue reading

Brownfields Grant to Provide Momentum for 11 Projects Statewide

04 February 2010 – MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Eleven West Virginia communities, from Weirton in the northern panhandle to the Upper Guyandotte in the southern coalfields, will be creating plans to redevelop dilapidated industrial sites thanks to winning $5,000 grants each from the 2010 FOCUS WV Brownfields program. “The FOCUS WV program allows the West Virginia … Continue reading

WVU receives grant to study water efficiency

05 February 2010 – MORGANTOWN, W.Va. The National Environmental Services Center (NESC) at West Virginia University (WVU), in partnership with the school’s College of Business and Economics (B&E), has received a $600,000 grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to develop a social marketing campaign to raise awareness about water-efficient products–including low-flow faucets, toilets and … Continue reading

NRCCE’s PTTC to host geology colloquium featuring managing partner of Ammonite Resources

8 December 2009 – G. Warfield “Skip” Hobbs will present “The Future of the Global Oil Industry: Resources, Challenges and the Geoscience Workforce,” Wednesday at 1:45 p.m., 324 Brooks Hall. All are invited. Hobbs is Managing Partner of Ammonite Resources Company, an international petroleum geotechnical and business consulting firm which he founded in 1982 in … Continue reading

“Smart About Water” program ends

19 November 2009 – In 2008, the National Environmental Services Center (NESC) launched Smart About Water, a project in partnership with the Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP) designed to assist small communities in their efforts to protect drinking water quality. Funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the project helped develop and provide training … Continue reading

NRCCE’s NAFTC program welcomes new consortium member

13 November 2009 – Georgia Technical College recently became a National Training Center member of the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC), headquartered at the West Virginia University National Research Center for Coal and Energy. Dr. Flora Tydings, president of CGTC, accepted a commemorative plaque, presented by Dr. Linda Smyth, chair of the Board of … Continue reading

WVU-State partnership to receive $500,000 stimulus funding to save energy and jobs

6 November 2009 – Morgantown, W.Va.—An action team spearheaded by the West Virginia Division of Energy and featuring West Virginia University expertise has been selected to receive a $500,000 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to work on ways to help businesses in a multi-state region save energy, … Continue reading

The US-China Energy Center has been identified to receive $1.25 million in the federal 2010 Energy and Water Appropriations Bill

5 November 2009 – The US-China Energy Center, a joint program of WVU NRCCE and WVU Davis College, has been identified to receive $1.25 million in the federal 2010 Energy and Water Appropriations Bill to conduct an ongoing project about the economic and environmental effects of the world’s first commercial scale “direct” coal-to-liquids plant in … Continue reading

Green design, green energy, and sustainability presentation given

4 November 2009 – presented by: Urmila Diwekar, Vishwamitra Research Institute Center for Uncertain Systems: Tools for Optimization & Management. This talk presents a systems analysis perspective that extends the traditional design framework to green design, green energy and industrial ecology leading to sustainability. For green design this involves starting the design decisions as early … Continue reading

Brownfields assistance program goes statewide

3 November 2009 – MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – West Virginia University and Marshall University are joining forces to help communities throughout the Mountain State redevelop blighted former industrial sites known as brownfields. The two universities are seeking communities that would like to apply for up to $5,000 in assistance to redevelop their brownfield sites under a … Continue reading

New website about drinking water issues available to small communities

2 November 2009 – MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — A new website featuring free articles and educational resources designed to increase awareness about crucial water and wastewater issues is now available. The website, located at www.nesc.wvu.edu/waterwedrink, is part of “The Water We Drink: Small Community Outreach Campaign,” which offers information about maintaining safe, sustainable, and secure water … Continue reading

IOGCC selects HARC program for stewardship award

13 October 2009, by NRCCE News Morgantown, W.Va. – The Environmentally Friendly Drilling Systems (EFD) Program, a collaborative project led by the Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC), has been selected by the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission’s Stewardship Award Subcommittee as the winner in the Environmental Partnership category. The IOGCC award was presented at … Continue reading

NRCCE participates in green jobs for girls event

13 October 2009 – Morgantown, W.Va. – NRCCE Deputy Director Trina Wafle, WV Water Research Institute Program Coordinator and researcher Jen Fulton, and WVU students Erica Sladky and Anne Mallow spoke to 7th and 8th grade girls from Wood County schools about pursuing science and math careers at the recent Expand Your Horizons Green Jobs … Continue reading

Webinar: EPA’s Proposed Rule for Geologic Sequestration of Carbon Dioxide

13 October 2009, NRCCE News Morgantown, W.Va. – Webinar: EPA’s Proposed Rule for Geologic Sequestration of Carbon Dioxide An information-sharing session (presentations encouraged, see below) Thursday, October 8, 2009 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm Hosted by WVU National Research Center for Coal and Energy Sharon.Belmaggio@mail.wvu.edu updated October 13, 2009

Smart grid of tomorrow on drawing boards today

4 September 2009 – Morgantown, W.Va. – The lines that carry power to homes are destined to get smarter and more efficient say researchers from Allegheny Power and WVU. Recently, the West Virginia University Advanced Power and Electricity Research Center (APERC) hosted Harley Mayfield, Allegheny Power Distribution Engineer for West Virginia, who presented a briefing … Continue reading

WVU gets $1 million to research Marcellus natural gas field waste water treatment process

29 August 2009 – Morgantown, W.Va. – West Virginia University’s Water Research Institute (WVWRI) received $1 million from the U.S. Department of Energy/National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) to study ways to cleanse salty water that is produced when gas fields are developed in the Marcellus Shale formation. “The Marcellus Shale has enormous economic potential for … Continue reading

WVU-based alternative fuel training consortium nets $6.9 million ARRA grant

10 August 2009 – Morgantown, W.Va. – The National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC), headquartered at West Virginia University’s National Research Center for Coal and Energy, has been awarded a $6.9 million grant through the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA) to spearhead educational outreach initiatives related to the manufacture and deployment of electric vehicles, … Continue reading

RPSEA fellowship/scholarship program spotlight on WVU

29 July 2009 – Morgantown, W.Va. – NRCCE coordinates WVU’s participation in the Research Partnership to Secure Energy for America or RPSEA. RPSEA, whose members are from industry and academia, is a non-profit corporation established to help meet the nation’s growing need for hydrocarbon resources, especially oil and gas produced from reservoirs in America. One … Continue reading

Paul Ziemkiewicz, WVWRI Director

Washington Coal Club welcomes WVU expert to discuss renewable energy production on mined lands in Appalachia

Paul Ziemkiewicz, WVWRI Director

16 June 2009 – Morgantown, WV – Paul Ziemkiewicz, director of the West Virginia Water Research Institute (WVWRI) of the WVU National Research Center for Coal and Energy, spoke to the Washington Coal Club about the work the WVWRI is doing that would help keep energy production a viable part of the Appalachian economy after … Continue reading

WVU-based consortium implements cutting edge hybrid vehicle training

14 June 2009 – Morgantown, W.Va. – Program leads to certification for hybrid and electric vehicle propulsion system instructors.   The National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC), headquartered at West Virginia University, is playing a key role in preparing Americans for increased use of hybrid and electric vehicles by offering certification training for propulsion systems … Continue reading

Spring issue of West Virginia Brownfields Post now online

June 10, 2009 by The Northern West Virginia Brownfields Assistance Inside this issue: WE WON! 2009 EPA Grant Announcement Project Profile: Vision to Action Sustainable Energy Parks Grant Award Staff Spotlight – Sera Janson Staff Spotlight – Dave Saville 2009 State Conference Announcement FOCUS Showcase Event Brownfields Inventory Grant Information Shepherdstown Library Design Challenge Important Dates … Continue reading

NAFTC offers hybrid electric vehicle train-the-trainer course in June and July

June 10, 2009 by NAFTC eNews Morgantown, W.Va. — Become a Leader in the Industry and Train the Future Now Are you up-to-date on automotive technology? With the rapid advancements of the industry, it is easy to feel left behind and overwhelmed. The National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC) provides education and training programs that … Continue reading

NRCCE’s Brownfields program helps WV communities win $1 million in Recovery Act funding

21 May 2009 – Morgantown, W.Va. – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded a total of $1 million to four communities in northern West Virginia to assess, clean up and revitalize former industrial and commercial sites. The Northern West Virginia Brownfields Assistance Center (NBAC) at West Virginia University (WVU) was instrumental in helping … Continue reading

Richard Bajura, NRCCE Director

WVU energy center director among experts offering carbon dioxide recommendations to members of Congress today and tomorrow

Richard Bajura, NRCCE Director

18 May 2009 – Morgantown, W.Va. – Richard Bajura, director of the West Virginia University National Research Center for Coal and Energy, is among a group energy experts meeting today and tomorrow with members of Congress and their staffs to present technology and policy recommendations and goals for reducing carbon dioxide emissions in the energy … Continue reading

NRCCE hosting “EPA CO2 Endangerment Findings” webinar

22 April 2009 – Morgantown, W.Va. – The National Research Center for Coal and Energy has paid the registration fee to show a webinar produced by InfoCast entitled “EPA CO2 Endangerment Finding” on Thursday, April 30, 1-2:30 pm in NRCCE Conference Room 125. The US Environmental Protection Agency has forwarded to the Whitehouse an “endangerment … Continue reading

WVU NRCCE receives $733,000 DOE grant

April 09, 2009 by NRCCE News Morgantown, W.Va. — Industries of the Future-WV Creates Energy Efficiency Partnership to Help Regional Industries in WV, PA, OH Industries of the Future-West Virginia (IOF-WV) of the West Virginia University National Research Center for Coal and Energy recently formed an energy efficiency partnership that is the recipient of a … Continue reading

NAFTC offers spring training

April 8, 2009 by NAFTC eNews Morgantown, W.Va. — The National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC) is the only nationwide training organization dedicated to improving air quality and decreasing U.S. dependence on foreign oil by promoting, supporting, and expanding the use of alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles. This spring, NAFTC offers a variety of … Continue reading

New educational materials for drinking water professionals

April 8, 2009 by The National Environmental Services Center Morgantown, W.Va. — The National Environmental Services Center (NESC) is pleased to offer these new educational materials, mostly dedicated the wellhead protection. Shipping charges apply to all orders. To place an order, please note the product number then call (800) 624-8301 or (304) 293-4191. Orders also may … Continue reading

Watershed groups seek to share information

19 March 2009 – Morgantown, W.Va.—Water data everywhere and not a byte to share was the lament of organizers of the West Virginia Watershed Network who met on March 17 at West Virginia University National Research Center for Coal and Energy to do something about sharing access to data. “It takes time and money to … Continue reading

Working with watershed groups?

March 11, 2009 by NRCCE News Take advantage of the good ideas in this booklet: Watershed Planning – from Start to Finish Morgantown, W.Va. — In 2007, the National Environmental Services Center (NESC) published a four-part series in On Tap magazine about watershed approaches to water quality problems. The series covered: (1) how to start … Continue reading

NESC Develops Free PSAs to Aid Community Water Protection

February 20, 2009 by NRCC News Morgantown, W.Va. — The National Environmental Services Center (NESC) at WVU announces the availability of three video public service announcements (PSAs) about the importance of septic system maintenance to the homeowner, the environment and water quality. Funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the PSAs reflect NESC’s ongoing commitment … Continue reading

WVU-WVGES geologist receives honor

February 18, 2009 by NRCCE News Morgantown, W.Va. — Douglas G. Patchen, an internationally respected geologist with West Virginia University and the West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey, was recognized by the Appalachian Geological Society and inducted as an honorary member at its February 11 meeting at the Waterfront Place Hotel. “Doug has had a … Continue reading

WVU Industries of the Future-West Virginia Day set for Feb. 19 at state capitol

February 18, 2009 by Industries of the Future-West Virginia Morgantown, W.Va.—Spend a day at the state Capitol during the Industries of the Future-West Virginia (IOF-WV) Day on February 19 and discover how companies around the state are becoming more energy efficient. “The IOF-WV Day at the State Capitol allows businesses to learn about the services and … Continue reading

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WVU technology center to co-host workshop on advanced techniques for gas well logging

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February 6, 2009 by NRCCE News Morgantown, W.Va. — The Appalachian Basin Petroleum Technology Transfer Council (PTTC) located at West Virginia University’s National Research Center for Coal and Energy is co-hosting a one-day advanced well logging workshop with the Appalachian Geological Society on February 12, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Waterfront Place Hotel … Continue reading

Wheeling Nisshin, Inc. presented the “Governor’s Award for Excellence in Industrial Energy Efficiency”

30 January 2009 by Industries of the Future-West Virginia Morgantown, W.Va. — One West Virginia steelmaker discovered that saving energy brings its own rewards. Wheeling Nisshin, Inc. of Follansbee, W.Va. received the “Governor’s Award for Excellence in Industrial Energy Efficiency” at West Virginia University’s Industries of the Future—West Virginia Day luncheon in Charleston, on Tuesday, January … Continue reading

WVU Industries of the Future-West Virginia Day set for Jan. 26 at Capitol

25 January 2009 by Industries of the Future-West Virginia Morgantown, W.Va. — Saving energy, reducing greenhouse gases, saving and creating jobs will top the agenda Tuesday (Jan. 26) as several West Virginia University faculty members and industry colleagues head to Charleston for the 10th Annual Industries of the Future-West Virginia Day in the Capitol. Whether it’s … Continue reading

WVU experts meet with Chinese coal-to-liquids leaders

January 15, 2009 by WVUToday Morgantown, W.Va.—Seven officials from China’s leading research and corporate energy organizations met today with West Virginia University faculty and U.S. Department of Energy and National Energy Technology Laboratory leaders to discuss advances in converting coal to transportation fuels while capturing and storing carbon dioxide emissions. The meeting was organized by … Continue reading

NESC helps expand national partnership

December 3, 2008 by NRCCE News Morgantown, W.Va .— In 2005, West Virginia University’s National Environmental Services Center (NESC) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), along with seven other national organizations, launched an initiative to improve septic systems across the country and reduce pollution in the nation’s waterways. At a November 19, 2008 signing … Continue reading

NESC joins national collaborative

December 3, 2008 by NRCCE News Invited to Participate in the Source Water Collaborative Morgantown, W.Va. — West Virginia University’s National Environmental Services Center (NESC) was recently invited to join the Source Water Collaborative, a national effort committed to protecting America’s drinking water at the source—in the lakes, rivers, streams, and aquifers we tap for … Continue reading

NESC to help West Virginia Bureau of Public Health

October 30, 2008 by NRCEE News State Grant Will Develop Online Assessment Tool, Training Program Morgantown, W.Va. — A West Virginia University environmental program was recently awarded nearly $400,000 from the West Virginia Bureau for Public Health to help drinking water systems assess their financial and managerial status. The National Environmental Services Center (NESC), a … Continue reading

WVU program offers information to protect small community drinking water

October 29, 2008 by NRCCE News Morgantown, W.Va. — The National Environmental Services Center (NESC) at West Virginia University (WVU) is offering a collection of new, free or low-cost products and publications about how small communities can protect their sources of drinking water. These items are a result of NESC’s ongoing project with the Rural … Continue reading

WVU-WVGES geologist receives highest honor

October 22, 2008 by NRCCE News Morgantown, W.Va. — Research geologist Douglas Patchen received the John T. Galey Memorial Award of the Eastern Section American Association of Petroleum Geologists, its highest honor, at the organization’s conference held last week in Pittsburgh. The award recognizes Patchen’s dedication to providing educational opportunities and increasing understanding of the … Continue reading

WVU expert: Coal-based liquid fuels can still compete with oil

October 22, 2008 by NRCCE News Morgantown, W.Va. — Even with oil at around $70 per barrel, coal-based liquid transportation fuels are still economical. “Coal liquefaction can compete with a selling price of oil in the $45 to $70 per barrel,” Richard Bajura told an audience at the American Coal Council’s 2008 Coal Market Strategies … Continue reading

WV coal forum presentations available online

October 16, 2008 by NRCCE News Morgantown, W.Va. — PowerPoint presentations by Jeff Herholdt, director of the West Virginia Division of Energy, Pat Getty and Rick Remish of Imagine West Virginia, and Curt Peterson, vice president for research at WVU, are available online. The presentations were part of the West Virginia Coal Forum focusing on … Continue reading

WVU’s energy R&D advances policy recommendations by a WV policy think tank

October 16, 2008 by NRCCE News Morgantown, W.Va. — West Virginia University’s vice president of research and economic development said today that the university’s energy research agenda is on target with recommendations made by Imagine West Virginia’s first policy report, Coal: Energy, the Environment and West Virginia. His comments came at a seminar co-sponsored by … Continue reading

Training available: “Basic Understanding of Battery-Electric and Hybrid-Electric Vehicles Course” October 28-29

October 14, 2008 by NAFTC eNews Morgantown, W.Va. — Presented by the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC), the A Basic Understanding of Battery-Electric and Hybrid-Electric Vehicles course is taught by certified instructors at the NAFTC’s National Training Centers around the country.   How You Will Learn – Gain valuable knowledge from classroom instruction – … Continue reading

Alternative fuel vehicles featured at NRCCE for AFV Day Odyssey

October 3, 2008 – Worried about gasoline prices? Students and others who attended the National AFV Day Odyssey celebration on the lawn of the NRCCE saw plenty of other, non-gasoline-powered options to consider. “Odyssey is a national education campaign for consumers who are looking for options in the face of soaring fuel prices,” explained Judy … Continue reading

WVWRI to hold regional water conference Nov. 17-19, 2008

September 25, 2008 West Virginia Water Research Institute Morgantown, W.Va. — WVWRI to hold regional water conference in November The WVU community is invited to the 2008 Mid-Atlantic Regional Water Resources Research Institutes Regional Water (WRRI) Conference Nov. 17-19 at the National Conservation Training Center, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Shepherdstown. With the increasing … Continue reading

NRCCE to co-host coal forum event about the “Imagine West Virginia Report — Coal: Energy, the Environment and West Virginia”

September 25, 2008 by NRCCE News Morgantown, W.Va. — NRCCE along with the West Virginia Coal Forum will be holding a half-day seminar featuring the Imagine West Virginia report, “Coal: Energy, the Environment and West Virginia,” Wednesday, October 15, 1:30 to 5:00 pm at the WVU National Research Center for Coal and Energy Assembly Room. … Continue reading

National Alternative Fuel Vehicle Day Odyssey hosted in Fairmont

September 24, 2008 by National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium NASA IV&V Center in Fairmont to host free event highlighting alternative fuel vehicles Worried about gasoline prices? NASA’s IV&V center in the I-79 Technology Park in Fairmont, W.Va. will showcase alternatives to standard gasoline-powered cars and trucks as a host for National Alternative Fuel Vehicle Day … Continue reading

WVU receives $550,000 EPA award for sustainable energy parks project

  September 11, 2008 by WVUToday Morgantown, W.Va. – West Virginia University (WVU) researchers have a plan to turn abandoned mine property into fields capable of growing switchgrass and other biofuels. A team from WVU’s West Virginia Water Research Institute has received a $550,000 award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for its project to … Continue reading

$1 million for NESC’s Drinking Water Clearinghouse

September 05, 2008 by The National Environmental Services Center Morgantown, W.Va. —  Grant Continues Service to America’s Small Communities Thanks to a million dollar grant provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development Utilities Service, the National Environmental Services Center’s (NESC) National Drinking Water Clearinghouse (NDWC) will continue to offer free and low-cost information … Continue reading

NAFTC’s Odyssey in “Fuel Advantage” magazine

September 2, 2008 Morgantown, W.Va. – National Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Day Odyssey is the cover story for Fuel Advantage magazine, a Cygnus Business Media publication. The magazine serves the aviation and transportation industry. Odyssey is a one-day nationwide campaign to raise awareness about alternatives to standard gasoline vehicles coordinated by the National Alternative Fuels … Continue reading

State conference provides communities with “A Path to Progress”

August 29, 2008 Huntington, W.Va. — The 2008 West Virginia State Brownfields Conference “A Path to Progress” will take place September 10-11, 2008, at the Pullman Plaza Hotel in Huntington, West Virginia with the keynote by West Virginia Secretary of the Environment Randy Huffman. Diverse stakeholders from community, government, and the private sector across West … Continue reading

“SMART Solutions for West Virginia” – workshop for watershed groups

August 29, 2008 by National Environmental Services Center Morgantown, W.Va. — This workshop, held September 18-19, 2008, will focus on fecal coliform reduction through better management of onsite/decentralized wastewater treatment systems within the watershed context. Workshop participants will receive all the necessary tools and materials needed to establish management programs. To register download the registration form/agenda … Continue reading

WVU student designs games the old fashion way

August 26, 2008 by NRCCE News Morgantown, W.Va. — While many college students are hooked on Halo3, World of Warcraft and other video games, one West Virginia University (WVU) student helped the National Research Center for Coal and Energy (NRCCE) by improving some old fashioned table games. Catlin Buckley, a sophomore in landscape architecture and … Continue reading

Someday your car may burn coal

August 21, 2008 by NRCCE News Morgantown, W.Va. — NRCCE Director quoted in a USA Today story about converting coal to liquid fuels that appears as a sidebar to “Coal king Peabody cleans up” by reporter Paul Davidson. “…Coal-to-liquid fuel would sell today for about $70 a barrel, says Richard Bajura, head of the National Research … Continue reading

NRCCE site for unveiling WVU Office of Research Advanced Energy Initiative strategic plan

August 21, 2008 by NRCCE News Morgantown, W.Va. — West Virginia University (WVU) Vice President for Research Curt Peterson presented the new Advanced Energy Initiative (AEI) to WVU faculty on Tuesday, August 19, 2008. The Office of Research strategic planning initiative focuses on fossil energy, sustainability, and energy policy research. The AEI strategic planning committee … Continue reading

WVU Research Corp. to unveil Advanced Energy Initiative plan

August 12, 2008 by NRCCE News Morgantown, W.Va.—The strategic plan for the WVU Advanced Energy Initiative is now complete. The WVU Research Corp. will present the plan to WVU faculty and administration August 19 from 4-6 p.m. at the National Research Center for Coal and Energy. Over the past several months, an ad hoc Energy … Continue reading

WVU’s NESC trains source water specialists

August 07, 2008 by WVU National Environmental Services Center Morgantown, W.Va.—On August 5, 6, and 7, 2008, West Virginia University’s National Environmental Services Center ( NESC) hosted a national training seminar about developing source water protection plans in America’s small communities. The seminar—a key activity in the SMART About Water program, a $3 million, 18-month grant … Continue reading

Alternative fuel training available August 2008

July 31, 2008 by National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium Morgantown, W.Va. — With the growing interest in vehicles powered by electricity, this two-day course offered in August is for experienced automotive technicians, fleet managers, and students provides a basic understanding of the history, technology, and application of battery-electric and hybrid-electric vehicles. The course is presented … Continue reading

Call for papers extended – abstracts due August 15, 2008

July 31, 2008 by West Virginia Water Research Institute Morgantown, W.Va. — The Mid-Atlantic Regional Water Resources Research (WRRI) Conference sponsors invite you to submit papers for presentation at the 2008 Mid-Atlantic Regional Water Resources Research Conference, The Water-Energy Nexus: A Necessary Synergy for the 21st Century (http://wvwri.nrcce.wvu.edu/conferences/2008/WRRI/). Researchers from colleges and universities (faculty, graduate … Continue reading

WVU’s alternative fuels program educates public on “new generation vehicles” event in Asheville, NC

June 30, 2008 – MORGANTOWN, WV – The National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC), a program of West Virginia University, hosted its inaugural “Clean Air & Energy Independence” Conference on June 19-20, at the Crowne Plaza Resort in Asheville, NC, and the Conference was a huge success. With the theme of “Exploring Innovations in Next … Continue reading

WVU holds training day to learn more about billions worth of natural gas

April 12, 2008 by NRCCE News Morgantown, W.Va. — West Virginia University’s National Research Center for Coal and Energy is playing host to a packed house of geologists and engineers eager to learn more about how to tap the riches in Devonian Black Shale. The geological formation lays 4,000 to 8,000 feet below Appalachia spanning … Continue reading

Pitt, Carnegie Mellon, and WVU research group will receive up to $26 million to design cleaner, more efficient uses of fossil fuels

March 24, 2008 Three-University Consortium Receives Funding for Fossil Energy Research A consortium of three universities—Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Pittsburgh, and West Virginia University—will receive up to $26 million in funding over the next two years to develop clean and efficient technologies for the use of fossil fuels. The results of its work … Continue reading

NRCCE at the state fair

August 1, 2007 by NRCCE News Morgantown, W.Va. — NRCCE’s Paul Crumrine explains the Chocolate Chip Cookie Mining game to WVU President David Hardesty at the 2007 West Virginia State Fair. The game is much like Monopoly in that each player buys “property” with money to make a profit and win. But this game is … Continue reading

WVU environmental program wins $3 million EPA award

June 01, 2007 by NRCCE News Morgantown, W.Va. — Source Water Protection Project Will Help Small Communities Address Water Quality A West Virginia University environmental program won a $3 million, 18-month award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to help very small communities learn how to protect their sources of drinking water. The National … Continue reading

NRCCE to attend Teaming to Win

May 7, 2007 by NRCCE News Morgantown, W.Va. — Once again, the National Research Center for Coal and Energy will be a sponsor of Teaming to Win, the annual gathering of regional businesses and federal and state agencies looking to form partnerships. The May 29-31 event will be held at the Oglebay Conference Center and … Continue reading

A fuel they call coal-ahol

May 01, 2007 by NRCCE News Morgantown, W.Va. — The NRCCE and the WVU Department of Chemical Engineering exhibited at the Southern States Energy Board (www.sseb.org) American Energy Security Summit in Alexandria, VA. The Summit was lead by Gov. Joe Manchin (D-WV), current chair of the SSEB. (See the SSEB website for a FOX news … Continue reading

Chocolate chip cookies and cabbage teach kids about the environment at the West Virginia State Fair

August 28, 2006 by NRCCE News Morgantown, W.Va. — The National Research Center for Coal and Energy at West Virginia University completed another successful event at the WVU tent at the state fair this year with two environmental activities for kids. The chocolate chip cookie mining game simulated coal mining with kids digging chocolate chips out … Continue reading

West Virginia Executive publishes NRCCE energy articles

April 6, 2006 by NRCCE News Morgantown, W.Va. — The Spring 2006 Special Energy edition of the West Virginia Executive, published by COMAR, Inc., includes three articles about energy programs at West Virginia University’s National Research Center for Coal and Energy. Carl Irwin, director of the Industries of the Future–West Virginia program, writes about energy … Continue reading

Expert to discuss coal liquefaction in China

April 19, 2006 by NRCCE News Morgantown, W.Va.—The WVU National Research Center for Coal and Energy announces its next Energy Seminar, Tuesday April 25, 2006, 11:00 am to noon, NRCCE Assembly Rooms, featuring Xiangkun Ren on “Coal Liquefaction in China.” Mr. Ren is Vice President of China Shenhua Coal Liquefaction Corporation and Director of Shenhua … Continue reading

WVU coal-to-liquids cooperative funded

April 19, 2006 – International partnership could speed energy work at home Morgantown, W.Va. – Washington, D.C – A coal-to-liquids cooperative effort between the United States and China will be fueled by an international team of experts at West Virginia University (WVU), U.S. Senator Robert C. Byrd, D-W.Va., announced Wednesday. “China is one of the … Continue reading

At Dec. 15 holiday open house WVU’s NRCCE to unveil movie set panels used in Spider-Man 2

December 1, 2005 – Morgantown, W.Va. – The public is invited to the West Virginia University National Research Center for Coal and Energy’s holiday open house — and unveiling of Spider Man 2 movie set panels — at 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15. The panels, donated by Columbia Pictures to the NRCCE, depict West Virginia’s … Continue reading

WVU NRCCE offers ‘sweet’ rewards at state fair

August 10, 2005 – Morgantown, W.Va. — The West Virginia State Fair usually conjures up images of cotton candy, carnival rides and smiling families. This year, West Virginia University‘s National Research Center for Coal and Energy is adding cookies and feuding to the mix. NRCCE will host activities Wednesday, Aug. 17, and Thursday, Aug. 18, … Continue reading

Defense department seeks alternative fuels partners

August 9, 2005 – Morgantown, W.Va. – With oil prices topping $62 a barrel, an official with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) told a national audience of fuel researchers that the department is actively looking for partners to build a commercial plant to produce alternative liquid fuels from domestic resources such as coal. “If … Continue reading

WVU researchers seek hydrogen future

August 2, 2005 Roanoke, W.Va. – While our nation’s leaders may envision non-polluting hydrogen as the fuel of the future, researchers like West Virginia University‘s Dady Dadyburjor and Edwin Kugler will make that vision real. Chemical engineering professors Dadyburjor and Kugler are directing hydrogen studies through the Consortium for Fossil Fuel Science, a five-university group … Continue reading

U.S. DOE recognizes WVU center for industrial energy conservation as “Center of the Year”

August 1, 2005 Morgantown, W.Va. – A WVU center for industrial energy conservation was recently recognized as “Center of the Year” by the U.S. Department of Energy for helping small and medium-sized manufacturers find ways to cut their energy bills. The WVU Industrial Assessment Center, or IAC, ranked first among 26 such centers nationwide. Sandy … Continue reading

High-temperature materials project awarded $200,000

July 7, 2005 – Morgantown, W.Va. – Three West Virginia University faculty have won a $200,000, three-year research award from the U.S. Department of Energy University Coal Research Program to study high-temperature materials that could allow cleaner, more efficient electricity production from coal. This and other awards in the highly competitive coal research program were … Continue reading

Water research institute at WVU seeks donors for state water gaging network

May 1, 2005 – Morgantown, W.Va. – The West Virginia Water Research Institute (WVWRI) at West Virginia University announced that it is accepting donations on behalf of the newly created West Virginia Water Gaging Council to maintain and improve the state’s water gaging network. “Without water gages, we lose our ability to predict water events … Continue reading

Nirmal Santhosh

WVU team wins award for promoting alternative fuel vehicles

Nirmal Santhosh

April 21, 2005 – Morgantown, W.Va. – Frustrated by gasoline prices but feel like you don’t have any choices? Recognition of that frustration drove a team of experts at West Virginia University to tell people that options do exist. Now that team is being recognized for its efforts to promote the nation’s largest ever event … Continue reading

Doug Patchen, Resource Extraction Division Director

Patchen elected to national petroleum board

Doug Patchen, Resource Extraction Division Director

April 5, 2005 – Morgantown, W.Va. – Douglas G. Patchen has been elected to the national board of directors for the Petroleum Technology Transfer Council. Dr. Patchen is chief geologist with the West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey and director of the PTTC Appalachian Region Resource Center and Appalachian Oil and Natural Gas Research Consortium … Continue reading

Paul Ziemkiewicz, WVWRI Director

WVU’s Ziemkiewicz honored for conservation efforts

Paul Ziemkiewicz, WVWRI Director

March 7, 2005 – Morgantown, W.Va. – Paul F. Ziemkiewicz, director of the West Virginia Water Research Institute at West Virginia University‘s National Research Center for Coal and Energy, was awarded the Environmental Conservation Distinguished Service Award of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers in recognition of his outstanding service, foresight and … Continue reading

Fewer acid-polluted streams does not surprise WVU experts

February 2, 2005 – Morgantown, W.Va. -The recent news that there are fewer waterways on the state’s latest list of streams and rivers polluted by acid mine drainage came as no surprise to Paul Ziemkiewicz, director of the West Virginia Water Research Institute (WVWRI) at the West Virginia University National Research Center for Coal and … Continue reading

NESC helps create partnership

January 14, 2005 – WVU Center Joins EPA to Address Septic System Challenges – Morgantown, W.Va. – There are 25 million septic systems in the U.S. serving more than 70 million people. And, as many as one-third of all new housing developments in the country will be built with onsite waste disposal systems. Unless they … Continue reading

WVU instrumental in US-China joint venture

October 19, 2004 – Morgantown, W.Va. – With 1.3 billion people, China can be a huge new market for the U.S. energy industry. Given the country’s large coal reserves, Chinese energy experts predict that nearly 85% of the growing energy needs will be met by coal-based technologies within the next decade. “With China’s acceptance into … Continue reading

WVU NRCCE hosts US-China workshop

October 19, 2004 –  Morgantown, W.Va. – If those attending this week’s 3rd US-China Clean Energy Workshop had their way, the growing Chinese demand for energy will not necessarily lead to increases in air pollution. “We are happy that WVU’s National Research Center for Coal and Energy agreed to host this workshop,” said Judd Swift, … Continue reading