Coal is important for our electricity generationREEs are vital for national security and economic growthNatural gas is used for heating, manufacturing, as a chemical feedstock and power productionOil is vital to our transportation sector

Coal

is important for our electricity generation

Rare Earth Elements

are vital for national security and economic growth

Natural Gas

is used for heating, manufacturing, as a chemical feedstock and power production

Oil

is vital to our transportation sector

Become a Member

In September 2018, NETL has directed Penn State to stop the review of new member applications and move forward with the current 16 member universities in the UCFER program due to the limited budget. Therefore, no new member applications will be accepted.

Overview

A University Coalition for Basic and Applied Fossil Energy Research and Development (UCFER) has been established to advance basic and applied fossil energy research through mechanisms that promote collaboration among the Department of Energy (DOE) and the universities that are members of the Coalition by the coordination of research and the sharing of data. Its collaborative research will focus on coal, natural gas, and oil and on five core competencies: