For over 100 years, West Virginia has been behind the energy curve. In a state which has been molded by the extraction industry like no other, much of the wealth that was mined and drilled from the depths was contained and shipped out, much like the wealth of individuals who have left the state since the first rumblings of trouble in the coal industry began in the 1950s.
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.
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.
WVU receives $4 million to commercialize work in vaccines, artificial intelligence and shale gas energy
From protecting us from dangerous infections to redefining the future of artificial intelligence to advancing the use of natural gas to bring economic benefit to the state, the depth and breadth of West Virginia University’s research and its potential to improve the lives of the citizens of the state is being recognized.
West Virginia University, a leader in technology and economic development around gas utilization, today announced that WVU’s Center for Innovation in Gas Research and Utilization will showcase its achievements at an open house on Tues., Dec. 12, from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at the Erickson Alumni Center.
WVU, NETL to collaborate with Pitt, Shell to develop process to transform stranded natural gas into marketable products
Researchers at West Virginia University have had a long and successful working relationship with their colleagues from the National Energy Technology Laboratory. Thanks to a four-year award from the Rapid Advancement in Process Intensification Deployment Manufacturing Institute, that relationship will continue.
The United States Department of Energy has marked an engineering research project at West Virginia University as a high potential opportunity to make a demonstrable impact on the country’s energy portfolio and to do it quickly.