09/03/2010 Archived Entry: "CAER Part of U.S.-China Energy Research Consortium"

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Yesterday U.S. Dept. of Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced that two consortia will receive $25M over the next five years under the U.S. - China Clean Energy Research Center (CERC). One group is led by West Virginia University (of which we are a participant) and the other by the University of Michigan. The funding will be matched by the grantees to provide $50M in U.S. funding, with combined funding from both countries totaling $100M.

The Center's consortia will focus on the next generation of clean coal technologies, including carbon capture and storage. The other group will research clean vehicles.

Kunlei Liu, Associate Director for Power Generation and Utility Fuels, and Don Challman, Associate Director for Administration, were the leaders in drafting the CAER's portion of the proposal.

Other members in the West Virginia Group include: University of Wyoming, Indiana University, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Los Alamos National Laboratory, National Energy Technology Laboratory, World Resources Institute, U.S.-China Clean Energy Forum, General Electric, Duke Energy, LP Amina, Babcock & Wilcox and American Electric Power. The consortium will develop and test new technologies for carbon capture and sequestration.

Chinese partners will be announced in the coming months by the Chinese government.

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