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Partnering

Partnering with industry, government labs and other universities to move results from the laboratory bench to practical applications

Industry Partners

Industry may work with Energy Institute's NRCCE through collaborations on a variety of research and education programs. Examples include the  Appalachian Oil and Natural Gas Research ConsortiumTransTech Energy Research and Business Development Program, the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium and the West Virginia Water Research Institute.

Typically participation is through the coordination of research in response to federal funding agency opportunities. EI/NRCCE may work as a prime contractor or as a subcontractor on federally funded research. EI/NRCCE may also conduct specific research on behalf of an industry sponsor. Industry representatives may contact program managers in their area of interest or may schedule an appointment with the EI/NRCCE director to learn more.

WVU Faculty Partners

Faculty may work with EI/NRCCE on large, team-oriented proposals in response to federal opportunities, or faculty may request support for small, exploratory research projects that offer promise of growing into work that could compete for national funding. Faculty may contact EI/NRCCE program managers in their area of interest or may schedule an appointment with the EI/NRCCE director to learn more.

Marcellus Shale Energy and Environmental Lab
First of its kind -- An  environmental field lab monitors produced water and air quality at a shale gas well near Morgantown.  WVU partnered with the U.S. Department of Energy, Northeast Natural Energy and Ohio State University on this project. A second well lab near Blacksville has been funded. The goal is to advance technology and transparency in shale gas development.
Rare Earth Extraction Facility Commissioning Ceremony
Government and industry partners take part in commissioning ceremony of the WVU pilot plant to extract rare earth elements from acid mine drainage.

Dr. Xingbo Liu with corrosion sensor
A high temperature corrosion sensor invented by WVU researchers is being tested at a coal-fired power plant.