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