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The Energy Institute is home to a variety of research, training and outreach initiatives focused on energy, water and economic development. We invite you to learn more at the links below and contact us if you are interested in collaborating in any of these areas.


Doug Furr teaching in the AVESTAR classroom

AVESTAR® - Advanced Virtual Energy Simulation Training and Research

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WVU workshop on the geologic survey report for natural gas liquids storage in the region.

Appalachian Oil and Natural Gas Research Consortium

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Drilling site of the Marcellus Shale Energy and Environment Lab

Marcellus Shale Energy and Environment Laboratory

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Electric vehicle fire training outside with NAFTC's cutaway training Prius car

National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium

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Energy Institute Division Manager Richard Bajura networking at DOE's University Coalition for Fossil  Energy Research

University Coalition for Fossil Energy Research

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advanced coal conversion plant in China

US-China Clean Energy Research Center - Advanced Coal Technology Consortium

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Energy training at WVU for China energy managers

US-China Energy Center

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National Environmental Services Center

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West Virginia Water Research Institute

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National Mine Lands Reclamation Center

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Three Rivers QUEST

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West Virginia Outdoor Learning Lab

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Economic Development


Northern West Virginia Brownfields Assistance Center

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WVU BAD Buildings Program

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Tygart Hotel in Elkins West Virginia

Technical Assistance for Brownfields

Learn More about TAB