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Collaborating Organizations

The Energy Institute networks with a variety of institutions to advance energy and environmental research and outreach.  

  • Carbon Utilization Research Council  (CURC) is an industry coalition focused on technology solutions for the responsible use of our fossil energy resources to support the nation’s need for reliable and affordable energy.  
  • Marcellus Shale Coalition's Research Collaborative Technology Screening Working Group  (MSC) was founded in 2008, to work with exploration and production, midstream and supply chain partners in the Appalachian Basin and across the country to address issues regarding the production of natural gas from the Marcellus and Utica Shale plays. MSC provides in-depth information to policymakers, regulators, media and other public stakeholders.
  • National Coal Council  (NCC) Established in 1984, the NCC was a federal advisory committee to the U.S. Secretary of Energy and provided advice and recommendations on general policy matters relating to coal and the coal industry. In late 2021, the U.S. Department of Energy elected not to renew its charter.  The NCC worked with the Energy Institute to archive all of its reports in the WVU Research Repository at the following link.       
  • National Energy Technology Laboratories  (NETL) is part of the U.S. Department of Energy's national laboratory system.  NETL supports the DOE mission to advance the energy security of the United States.
  • Oak Ridge Associated Universities  (ORAU) provides innovative scientific and technical opportunities to advance national priorities in science, education, security and health.
  • Petroleum Technology Transfer Council  (PTTC) provides the oil and gas industry with access to the latest research and technology. PTTC’s regional approach connects independent operators with access to emerging technology specific to their needs in their own back yards.
  • Pittsburgh Coal Conference  (PCC) is hosted by the University of Pittsburgh, Swanson School of Engineering. It is an outgrowth of a series of conferences spanning more than three decades, and dealing with coal utilization both in the United States and internationally.
  • Research Partnership to Secure Energy for America  (RPSEA) managed a 10-year, $375 million program designed to enable the development of new technologies necessary to produce more secure, abundant and affordable domestic energy supplies. Under contract with the U.S. Department of Energy, the program was established to help meet the nation's growing need for hydrocarbon resources produced from reservoirs in America.
  • University Coalition for Fossil Energy Research  (UCFER) advances basic and applied fossil energy research through mechanisms that promote collaboration among the U.S. Department of Energy and the universities that are members of the coalition by the coordination of research and the sharing of data. Its collaborative research focuses on coal, natural gas and oil.
  • West Virginia Brownfields Assistance Centers  (WVBAC) were created in 2005 by the West Virginia Legislature to empower communities to plan and implement brownfields redevelopment projects. 
  • West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection Special Reclamation Fund Advisory Council   ensures the effective, efficient, and financially stable operation of the Special Reclamation Fund and the Special Reclamation Water Trust Fund.