Researchers from West Virginia University (WVU), the University of Pittsburgh (Pitt), the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) and Shell are developing a technology platform to turn stranded natural gas directly into aromatics, C2-C4 olefins and hydrogen – all key chemical intermediates for manufacturing polymers and specialty chemicals.
At the WVU Center for Innovation in Gas Research and Utilization, we conduct transformative, fundamental, research directed at innovative pathways for shale gas utilization and upgrading.Learn About Our Process!
The WVU Center for Innovation in Gas Research and Utilization, located in the Benajmin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources, conducts research in the gas, oil and chemical fields. Our research includes broad areas that cover catalysis, reaction engineering, material science, power generation and gas turbines. We aim to stimulate the economic well-being in both West Virginia and across the globe through technical innovation, knowledge creation and educational excellence.
- Process Intensified Modularity
- Plasma Catalysis
- Catalytic Membrane
- Oxidative Dehydrogenation
- Chemical Looping
- Combustion Engine
- Advanced Turbine
Unique Shale Gas Services
Diverse Natural Gas Products
- C4 Olefins and Butadiene
- Fuel Cell
- Transportation Fuels
Researchers from West Virginia University will partner with colleagues from Southern California Gas Company and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory on technology that converts natural gas to hydrogen and value-added forms of carbon.
West Virginia University has partnered with the National Energy Technology Laboratory, the University of Pittsburgh and Shell to develop technologies to take advantage of shale gas reserves.
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