Share Your Input on Abandoned and Dilapidated Properties

Morgantown, W.Va. - WVU BAD Buildings and the WV Community Development Hub are looking for your input on available and needed resources to address abandoned and dilapidated properties in WV communities. 

The Survey on Resources to Address Abandoned and Dilapidated Properties will help WVU BAD Buildings and our partners working on abandoned and dilapidated properties to identify opportunities for resources and outreach to address blight across the state.

Take just 10 minutes to share your input and experience with blight in your community!

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WVU to conduct commercial-scale research of clean tech for coal-fired power plants

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – West Virginia University researchers are leading commercial-scale research and development of two new innovations at the country’s most efficient coal-fired power plant in Maidsville, West Virginia. The devices, a corrosion sensor invented at WVU and a gas sensor invented at Los Alamos National Laboratory, could make coal combustion more efficient with fewer emissions and fewer unplanned outages saving millions of dollars.

The WVU Electrochemical Systems Research Center, directed by Xingbo Liu, plans to conduct experiments of the sensors at Longview Power, LLC’s 700 net megawatt power plant under two projects that total $1.8 million. The projects are funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory with matching contributions from the participating organizations. Researchers from WVU, Los Alamos and two private-sector firms are collaborating on the efforts.

Jan.18 webinar on underground storage of natural gas liquids in the Appalachian Basin features Patchen and Anderson

 Douglas Patchen and Brian Anderson


STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- For the petrochemical industry to grow in the Appalachian Basin, it is important for the natural gas liquids found in the Utica and Marcellus shale gas plays in eastern Ohio, western Pennsylvania and northern West Virginia to be immediately available.  Creating a strong infrastructure for the industry is important, including NGL storage, trading and pipeline infrastructure.

Brian Anderson: Regional natural gas infrastructure-- the opportunities for West Virginia and its neighbors

Recorded live, this approximately 12-minute presentation by WVU Energy Institute Director Brian Anderson was delivered on October 19, 2017 at the 2017 West Virginia Governor’s Energy Summit held at the Stonewall Resort Conference Center in Roanoke, West Virginia. Dr. Anderson describes regional efforts to capitalize on the opportunities presented by the world-leading abundance of natural gas liquids being produced in the Appalachian basin. Listen to the presentation.

WVU Energy Institute Director Brian Anderson at WV Gov Energy Summit

WVU hosts major U.S.- China clean coal forum

Brian Anderson, director of the WVU Energy Institute  (Photo: Mark Shepard)

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - West Virginia University provided the state, region and nation the opportunity to broaden relationships with China’s energy industries as it hosted the 2017 U.S.- China Clean Coal Industry Forum in Morgantown on Nov. 29-Dec. 1.

WVU awarded grant to develop critical mineral reserves

With a national reputation as a leader in rare earth extraction research, West Virginia University is poised to take another step in developing a domestic supply of rare earth minerals that are critical to national defense and U.S. economic security.

The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory has announced a $644,000 research grant to WVU to continue its research supporting DOE’s ongoing program to recover rare earth elements from coal and coal by-products. Since February 2016, the West Virginia Water Research Institute at WVU has led $5.6 million in research across four projects under that program, including $4.46 million in federal and $1.13 million in industry funds. The team’s research includes a current project to build a pilot scale processing plant on the WVU Evansdale campus