Welcome to the second edition of the University Coalition for Fossil Energy Research (UCFER) newsletter. We have just completed the third round of proposal solicitations, about $4 million in funding was available, which was issued to the 16 member universities including the seven new members who joined the coalition in 2017. Eleven projects have been awarded funding and subcontracts are being finalized with Penn State. The selected projects are briefly discussed in this issue.
In April, we held the First UCFER Technical Review Meeting at the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) in Morgantown, West Virginia. All 16 member universities were represented at this meeting and PI or Co-PIs for projects from the first and second round presented on their research and project status. Highlights from the presentations and outside contributions to the projects are included in the newsletter.