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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Representatives of nine universities and the National Energy Technology Laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy met at Penn State to kick off the University Coalition for Fossil Energy Research (UCFER), a six-year program funded by NETL for $20 million that will explore a broad range of research in coal, natural gas and oil including carbon dioxide capture, storage and use.
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Pennsylvania State University was selected as the lead institution for the Coalition which will bring together a multi-disciplinary team of researchers from participating universities to address the fundamental research challenges that impede advancement of fossil energy-based technologies.
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The FAA’s Centers of Excellence program has long leveraged the innovation and insight of college and university programs to supplement the agency’s important aviation research, as well as stimulate interest among higher-education students to consider careers in the field.
Dr. Russell Johns and his research team have secured a $1.4 million grant with the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company to revolutionize modeling of alkali-surfactant-polymer (ASP) flooding. This research will be conducted at Penn State and will include the purchase of a $610,000 high pressure PVT cell for phase behavior experiments with surfactants.
At the last Energy Exchange Seminar, Geo Richards, Senior Fellow for Energy Conversion Engineering at the National Energy Technology Laboratory, gave a presentation on “Advanced Energy Systems.” Richards opened his seminar joking about how the presentation’s name alluded to a boring seminar. “I don’t want to disappoint any of you who did come expecting a boring talk,” Richards quipped. “I tried to make it boring, but every time I worked on it, it got more interesting.”
Luis Ayala, professor of petroleum and natural gas engineering, has been named the inaugural William A. Fustos Family Professor in Energy and Mineral Engineering. The endowed professorship was established with a $1 million gift from William and Lindsey Fustos, both Penn State graduates.