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CAER News Archive: July 2012

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Energeia Newsletter Volume 23-2 now published

New Volume 23, issue 2 2012 Energeia Newsletter now published, including:
-Getting Your Coal Mine Permit(s) in Kentucky
-CAER/Minova/DHS Press Conference Shows Off New Product
-The Trials, Frustrations, and Issues Related to Getting a Permit for Mining
-CAER Director joins UK President and Top UK Administrators in China
-Associate Director Don Challman Makes Two Trips to China

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The newest issue of The Lane Report contains an article "Dimmer Outlook for Energy Sector," which mentions CAER's research and quotes Director Rodney Andrews.

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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

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The energy performance of the Whitley County Houseboat-to-Energy-Efficient Residences (HBEER) is better than predicted. The 3-person household owning the HBEER unit paid just over $32.00 in May for power and $36.65 for power (428 KWH) in June which included several days near 100 degrees. The total June bill was $56.54 incorporating surcharges, taxes, customer fees and a security light.

The modular home was built by workers from the houseboat industry. The initiative directly responds to the impact the economic downturn has had on the houseboat manufacturing industry in the Commonwealth. The project was created to help design and build energy efficient, low-income residences.

The work was done by the UK College of Design team, Stardust and Southern Tier Housing Corp. and all the many other development partners, including the CAER.

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Monday, July 9, 2012

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Please welcome Veronica Rico-Perez to the CAER. She has a masterís degree in materials science and is currently earning her Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry at the University of Alicante in Spain. She will be working as a visiting scientist in the Biofuels and Environmental Catalysis Group until November.

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Friday, July 6, 2012

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A story in Business Lexington, Energy beets for the future of Kentucky farms and fuel, includes the work CAER is doing to study the crop.

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Monday, July 2, 2012

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Associate Director Don Challman participated in the US-China Intellectual Property Workshop in Hainan, China this spring. The workshop was organized by the US-China Clean Energy Research Center of which the United States and the Peopleís Republic of China are signatories. UK-CAER is a charter member of the US-China CERC and a performing research organization in the Advanced Coal Technology thrust area. The IP workshop celebrated the achievement of landmark intellectual property agreements signed between the nations. Other charter members of the US-China CERC include West Virginia University, the University of Wyoming, Wyoming State Geological Survey, Indiana Geological Survey, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Los Alamos National Laboratory, National Energy Technology Laboratory, World Resources Institute, and the US-China Clean Energy Forum. Corporate sponsors include Babcock & Wilcox, General Electric, Duke Energy and LP Amina.

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