Dr. Douglas Patchen, director, Resource Extraction Division, National Research Center for Coal and Energy at West Virginia University will discuss the research involved in determining possible underground storage potential in a webinar conducted by Penn State Extension’s Marcellus Education Team. Patchen will be joined by Dr. Brian Anderson, director of WVU’s Energy Institute, to discuss the economic and business potential of creating a storage and trading hub in the Appalachian region.
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 - 7:30 p.m., at the Erickson Alumni Center.
The WVU community and research colleagues throughout the greater Morgantown area are invited to join the Energy Institute/National Research Center for Coal and Energy for a holiday open house, Dec. 8 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Media Innovation Center in the Evansdale Crossing.
West Virginia University provided the state, region and nation the opportunity to broaden relationships with China’s energy industries as it hosted the 2017 U.S.- China Clean Coal Industry Forum in Morgantown on Nov. 29-Dec. 1.
Charleston Gazette Mail op-ed by Brian Anderson: A history of collaboration will lead to a bright future
The potential to turn around the state’s fortunes by leveraging our resources has never been clearer, particularly as we enter into a long-term agreement with the largest coal and power company in the world that could bring up to $83.7 billion of investment in manufacturing to the state.
West Virginia’s presence on the world energy stage jumped significantly Thursday (Nov. 9) as China Energy Investment Corp. Ltd., one of the world’s largest energy companies and a long-time research and development partner of West Virginia University, announced an agreement that will bring $83.7 billion to the state.
WVU will work closely with the state Department of Commerce and other state officials to help coordinate the investment, with funding focused on developing an Appalachia Storage and Trading Hub, itself a key piece of reinvigorating the state’s and region’s petrochemical industry.
Every possible energy source exists within 100 miles of West Virginia University’s Morgantown campus, so it only makes sense that the University explores a variety of sustainable ways to heat and cool some 250 buildings on nearly 2,000 acres.
And in keeping with its “Go First” motto, WVU could become home to the first geothermal direct-use heating and cooling system in the eastern United States.
“WVU’s Morgantown campus is uniquely positioned to host the first geothermal direct-use district heating and cooling system on the east coast, which could open doors to more widespread use of this technology,” said Brian Anderson, director of WVU’s Energy Institute.
Anderson honored with endowed engineering chair as part of $5 million gift to WVU by Verl and Sandra Purdy
West Virginia University graduate Verl O. Purdy attributes much of his success to the education and opportunities he received as a student at WVU in the 1960s. The Poca native, who founded the largest agricultural data analysis and marketing company in the world, and his wife, Sandra, are now giving back to WVU with a $5 million donation, announced Friday (Nov. 3). The largest part of the gift, $4 million, will go to the Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources to fund endowed scholarships, faculty fellowships and an endowed faculty chair. Brian Anderson, director of the Energy Institute, has been named the first holder of the endowed chair.
In a Charleston Daily Mail editorial, the editors want West Virginians to listen carefully to Brian Anderson.
"Appalachia is poised for a renaissance of the petrochemical industry due to the availability of natural gas liquids," said WVU Energy Institute Director Brian Anderson. A critical path for this rebirth is through the development of infrastructure to support the industry. The Appalachian Storage Hub study by West Virginia University is a first step for realizing that necessary infrastructure. A natural gas liquids storage hub in the region could create $36 billion in regional investment and more than 100,000 permanent jobs, plus bring in billions of revenue over the years.
Brian Anderson: Regional natural gas infrastructure-- the opportunities for West Virginia and its neighbors
Recorded live, this approximately 12-minute presentation by WVU Energy Institute Director Brian Anderson was delivered on October 19, 2017 at the 2017 West Virginia Governor’s Energy Summit held at the Stonewall Resort Conference Center in Roanoke, West Virginia.