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

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March 15, 2016 – NRCCE News

Brian Anderson, director of WVU’s Energy Institute

Brian Anderson, director of WVU’s Energy Institute

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 Virginia University, will speak at 2 p.m. on Wednesday March 23. His talk is entitled, “Appalachian Storage Hub: What is needed to store and maximize the regional development and use of ethane?”

Anderson received his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering at WVU and his M.S. and Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His research interests include molecular, reservoir, and multiscale modeling applied to energy and biomedical systems.

Now in its fifth year, the Marcellus and Manufacturing Development Conference, plays host to companies interested in locating new facilities or expanding existing operations in the state, and provides companies and industry leaders the opportunity to gain an expanded understanding of the potential for ethane and ethylene related product development in West Virginia.

Attendees will learn about West Virginia’s advantages, including tax incentives, environmental permitting, workforce development, availability of employees and site options, and have the opportunity to network with West Virginia leaders, manufacturers, and suppliers.

The conference will be held in connection with the West Virginia Construction Design Expo and the West Virginia Department of Commerce.

The conference is free of charge, but registration is required. Visit to register for the conference and events and to view the program agenda.



Contact:  Tracy Novak, NRCCE