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

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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 China’s Inner Mongolia region. The Center coordinates the efforts of researchers across WVU and at federal research agencies for the project. The work is part of Annex II of the US-China Protocol on Cooperation in the Field of Fossil Energy Technology Development and Utilization signed by the U.S. Department of Energy. The US-China Energy Center’s leadership includes Jerald J. Fletcher, professor and director of the Natural Resource Analysis Center in the Davis College, Qinyung Sun, assistant director of the US China Energy Center and the Governor’s Assistant for China Affairs for the State of West Virginia, and Richard A. Bajura, director of the National Research Center for Coal and Energy. The plant, which is near-operational, will include management of carbon emissions. See the story by Emily Corio of West Virginia Public Broadcasting at http://www.wvpubcast.org/newsarticle.aspx?id=11924