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5th U.S.-China Symposium on CO2 Control Science and Technology

Story by Chunshan Song

July 20, 2016

Chunshan Song attended the 5th U.S.-China Symposium on CO2 Control Science and Technology, which was co-sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy and held in Hangzhou, China, during June 4-7, 2016. Chunshan Song was invited by DOE to give a presentation on DOE NETL-supported CO2 capture and conversion research at Penn State. He presented an invited lecture entitled “Solid Molecular Basket Sorbent with High Capacity for Selective CO2 Capture and Catalytic Conversion.” Chunshan Song also took this opportunity to introduce UCFER at this meeting to the researchers in the U.S. and China. He presented one slide as an outline of UCFER at this meeting. Several U.S. DOE officials attended this meeting and these include:

NETL and member universities kick off new Coalition on Clean Energy

Story shared from Penn State News by A'ndrea Elyse Messer

July 6, 2016

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.

Grace Bochenek, director, NETL, U.S. Department of Energy answers questions from the university representatives in University Coalition for Fossil Energy Research.

DOE’s National Energy Technology Lab (NETL) launched the University Coalition for Fossil Energy Research (UCFER) on May 11, 2016

Story shared from the National Coal Council - June 2016

June 1, 2016

The Pennsylvania State University official sealPennsylvania 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.

Penn State to lead University Coalition for Fossil Energy Research

Story shared from Penn State News

May 11, 2016

UCFER Director Dr. Chunshan SongUNIVERSITY 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.

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