Located at the National Research Center for Coal and Energy
The US-CEC is recognized as a formal participant under the formal energy agreement between the U.S. and China, Annex II-A to the Protocol on Cooperation between the US Department of Energy and the People's Republic of China Ministry of Science and Technology in the Area of Clean Fuels.
The US-CEC offers the opportunity for Chinese scholars to work with the center. For more information contact:
Dr. Qingyun Sun
US-China Clean Energy Workshop held in 2004.
2006 China-US Coal Gasification & Liquefaction Technology Workshop held in Beijing.
2011 US-China Coal Conversion and CCUS Workshop in Beijing
The US-CEC sponsors official delegations from China to the U.S., and assists in coordinating official delegations from the U.S. to China. For more information contact:
Dr. Qingyun Sun
Professor Fletcher's research interests include natural resource and environmental economics; quantitative methods; production economics, GIS and other computer applications in applied economic analysis. He is the founder and director of the Natural Resource Analysis Center in the Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design at West Virginia University. He has served as a consultant to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and been a member of the board of directors and chair of the Council of Professional Association on Federal Statistics.
Dr. Sun's research interests include coal mining, coal conversion, CCUS, environmental quality analysis, GIS and remote sensing, industrial planning and land reclamation, applied resources econometrics, and international energy and environmental programs. He serves as a consultant to the energy and mining industries in the U.S. and China and works as the Governor's Assistant for China Affairs for State of West Virginia.
Supporting programs to prove, by 2016, the feasibility of a near-zero emissions, coal-fueled hydrogen and power co-production facility.
Building the world's first commercial-scale direct coal liquefaction plant as China's largest producer of coal.
Yuzhuo Zhang , President of the Shenhua Group Corp. Ltd.
Advancing innovations for energy and the environment through research partnerships in the U.S. and China.
Richard A. Bajura , Director and Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Providing geo-spatial and economic analysis for environmental planning, recreation, wildlife management, forest ecology, and land and water reclamation.
Jerald J. Fletcher , Director and Professor of Resource Economics
West Virginia University's Natural Resource Analysis Center and National Research Center for Coal and Energy initiate a collaborative effort with the China Shenhua Coal Liquefaction Corporation (Shenhua) on the economic and environmental impacts of implementing direct coal liquefaction technologies as a clean energy liquid fuel resource. The project has been supported by the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) in China and the U.S. Department of Energy (USDOE). See more about the project at the Sheia Project site
The WVU-Shenhua collaborative research activities were formally recognized as components of Annex II of the US-China Clean Energy Protocol.
President Barack Obama and President Hu Jintao announce the establishment of the $150 million U.S.-China Clean Energy Research Center focusing on technologies for building energy efficiency, advanced coal, and clean vehicles. West Virginia University is selected by the U.S. Department of Energy to lead the U.S.'s $25 million program for advanced coal technology research under the Advanced Coal Technology Consortium. At WVU, the work is coordinated by the US-CEC in affiliation with the NRCCE under WVU's Advanced Energy Initiative .