Penn State to lead University Coalition for Fossil Energy Research
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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Penn State will lead a University Coalition for Fossil Energy Research (UCFER) that will advance basic and applied research for clean energy in support of the U.S. Department of Energy mission. UCFER will identify, select, execute, review and disseminate knowledge from research that will improve the efficiency of production and use of fossil energy resources while minimizing the environmental impacts and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Through a nationwide open competition, the six-year, $20 million project is awarded by the Department of Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory. Founding members in addition to Penn State are the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Princeton University, Texas A & M University, University of Kentucky, University of Southern California, University of Tulsa, University of Wyoming and Virginia Tech. Chunshan Song, director of Penn State's Energy Institute in the College of Earth and Mineral Science and distinguished professor...