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Secretary of Energy Spotlights Penn State-Industry Rare-Earth-Elements Project

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- October 17, 2017

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry highlighted the national importance of a new Penn State–industry collaboration during a recent visit to a Jeddo Coal Company mine in Ebervale, Pennsylvania. Along with Rep. Lou Barletta, of Pennsylvania's 11th district, Perry spoke at a press conference about the collaboration, which aims to extract rare resources from coal. The project is funded by the Department of Energy through the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL).

Wang Wins Outstanding Young Researcher Award at carbon Doxide Conference

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- October 13, 2017

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Xiaoxing Wang, an associate research professor in Penn State’s Earth and Mineral Sciences Energy Institute, received the Outstanding Young Researcher Award at the 15th International Conference on Carbon Dioxide Utilization (ICCDU), held July 17-21 in Shanghai, China.

Shaver’s Creek Receives Grant to Install Sustainable Technologie

Grant is one of several efforts made to include eco-friendly elements during construction

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- September 25, 2017

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Shaver’s Creek’s commitment to include eco-friendly features while it undergoes major renovations and expansion has been helped with a grant from a local nonprofit organization.

Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center was awarded a $35,000 grant from the West Penn Power Sustainable Energy Fund to install sustainable energy technologies in the center’s new construction. The grant will be used for variant refrigerant flow HVAC systems that will help Shaver’s Creek achieve LEED certification.

New EME Head: Department Best Positioned to Lead ‘Energy University’ Push

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- August 16, 2017

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Sanjay Srinivasan, the newly appointed head of the John and Willie Leone Family Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering (EME), said he’s looking forward to helping “world-class” faculty further extend Penn State’s reputation as “the energy university.”

President Eric Barron in 2015 announced a University-wide effort to be at the forefront of energy security and independence, and Srinivasan said his department is well-suited to address these global issues and lead the University’s efforts.

NSF Funds Research to Help Predict Structure for Electric Power Transmission

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- August 4, 2017

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State researchers have received funding from the National Science Foundation to develop a system that will assist the power industry in siting new transmission lines to accommodate a broad range of possible future evolutions of the power grid.

Institutes of Energy and the Environment Seed Grant Recipients Announced

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- August 4, 2017

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The 2017 Institutes for Energy and the Environment (IEE) seed grants have been awarded to a pool of interdisciplinary researchers at Penn State. Thirteen grants totaling more than $312,000 have been awarded to 42 researchers that addressed four of IEE's five research themes: Climate and Ecosystem Change, Future Energy Supply, Smart Energy Systems, and Water and Biogeochemical Cycles.

The fifth theme — Health and the Environment — had a separate call for proposals, the recipients of which were recently announced.

Recipients of 2017 Human Health and the Environment Seed Grants Announced

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- July 5, 2017

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Human Health and the Environment seed grants for 2017 have been awarded to a pool of interdisciplinary researchers at Penn State. These seed grants were funded by eight separate Penn State research entities and institutes which collectively contributed over $500,000.

The principal investigators — along with their affiliated colleges and project titles — who were awarded Human Health and the Environment seed grants for 2017 are:

DOE Grant Continues Research into Rare-Earth Elements Extraction from Coal

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- June 26, 2017

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