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University Coalition for Fossil Energy Research Announces Round 6 RFP

April 15, 2020

UNIVERSITY PARK, PA.  –  On April 15, 2020, UCFER released its sixth request for proposals (RFP) to the member Coalition. The RFP will close on June 10, 2020 at 5 p.m. EST. The proposals received will be reviewed by the Technical Advisory Council, Core Competency Board, external reviewers, and the Executive Council.

The four research topic areas with roughly $3.77M in funding from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) are as follows:

  • Crosscutting Research and Development ($790,793)
  • Carbon Utilization ($850,916)
  • Advanced Coal Processing ($527,618)
  • Carbon Capture ($1,602,500)

For more information, contact your university TAC or CCAB member to obtain the RFP.

UCFER Round 06 Q&A Period-EXTENDED

April 27, 2020

NETL has launched a landing page through which UCFER RFP 06 applicants can ask questions about the RFP language and NETL collaboration capabilities. All questions will be forwarded to the Technology Manager/Core Competency Leader upon receipt. The Q&A period has been extended until May 18, 2020 at 4:59pm EST. To ensure the integrity of the application process, NETL cannot tell applicants what to propose. NETL can only clarify RFP language and research capabilities. To access the portal, please click here (https://netl.doe.gov/form/ucfer-applicant-questions)*. NETL will provide the answers to UCFER's OMT at least twice during this two-week period and OMT will post the questions and answers on UCFER's website upon receipt.

*Note: NETL portal works best with Chrome browser.

The 44th International Technical Conference on Clean Energy

June 3, 2019 to June 8, 2019

Penn State’s Bruce Miller and Chunshan Song prepared a poster highlighting the UCFER project for the 44th International Technical Conference on Clean Energy that was held in Clearwater, Florida June 16-21, 2019.

Below is a presentation that was presented:

Kennedy, James*, Aditi Khadilkar*, Sarma Pisupati*, and Ronald Breault**, (*The Pennsylvania State University, **National Energy Technology Laboratory, U.S. Department of Energy). "Thermo-dynamic Evaluation of Bed Agglomeration Potential in Advanced Chemical Looping Combustion of Solid Fuels", 44th International Technical Conference on Clean Energy , 6/20/2019.

University Coalition for Fossil Energy Research Commits Funding for Round 05 Projects

August 14, 2019

UNIVERSITY PARK, PA.  –  On August 12, 2019, UCFER released its fifth request for proposals (RFP) to the member Coalition. The RFP closed on October 9, 2019. A total of 37 proposals were received and reviewed by the Technical Advisory Council, Core Competency Board, external reviewers, and the Executive Council.

University Coalition for Fossil Energy Research Commits Funding for Round 04 Projects

August 7, 2019

UNIVERSITY PARK, PA.  –  On December 12, 2018, UCFER released its fourth request for proposals (RFP) to the member Coalition. The RFP closed on February 6, 2019. A total of 41 proposals were received and reviewed by the Technical Advisory Council, Core Competency Board, external reviewers, and the Executive Council. A total of $1.9 million was approved to support the following six projects:

Upscaling Experimental Measurements to the Field Scale Using a Machine-Learning-Based, Scale-Bridging Data Assimilation Approach
Virginia Tech, 24-month project, $480,000

The proposed project aims to combine physics with data analytics to address this fundamental challenge by developing a novel machine-learning-based, scale-bridging data assimilation framework.

Penn State Energy Days 2019

May 30, 2019 to May 31, 2019

Energy Days was held on May 29 and 30, 2019, at The Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center. Energy Days is a two-day conference that brings together professionals working in all areas of energy, including members of industry, government, non-profits, and academia. The goal is to create an opportunity for a diverse range of stakeholders to collaborate.

The purpose is to identify and discuss critical regional, national, and global energy challenges and opportunities for society. Ultimately, the conference looks to create new partnerships to address key research needs and provide innovative solutions to energy challenges.

 

Dr. Brian J. Anderson to head DOE’s National Energy Technology Laboratory

- Story shared from the Office of Fossil Energy

November 9, 2018

Today, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy Steven Winberg announced that Brian J. Anderson, Ph.D. will be the new director of DOE’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), effective November 11, 2018. Anderson comes to NETL from West Virginia University (WVU) where he served as director of the WVU Energy Institute. With Anderson’s arrival, NETL’s Acting Director Sean Plasynski, Ph.D., will transition into his new role as the lab’s deputy director and chief operating officer.

Penn State Energy Days 2018

May 30, 2018 to May 31, 2018

 

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The third annual Energy Days conference was held on May 30 and 31 at The Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center. Energy Days was created in an effort to convene the energy expertise of Penn State and develop partnerships to help improve the affordability, sustainability and security of energy in the future. The conference was open to the public and is free for Penn State students, faculty and staff. 

This interdisciplinary event brought together leaders from across the energy spectrum, including members of industry, government, non-profits and academia. Energy Days’ ultimate goal is to create new partnerships that provide results and innovative solutions to energy challenges.

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