In addition to the support of the public CAER Web site which disseminates a wealth of information on all aspects of the laboratory, the CAER also supports several other web sites. These sites include those dedicated to CAER sponsored conferences, other Centers or consortiums affiliated with the lab, and an internal web page for conveying information to the staff.


Other CAER Center Sites

Catalysis Research and Testing Center

The Catalysis Research and Testing Center, created in 1998, is the direct result of a strong basic and applied catalysis research program at the Center for Applied Energy Research (CAER), University of Kentucky for over 20 years. The focal point of the Center, housed within the CAER, continues to be defining scientific principles involved in catalysis as well as applying these scientific principles to the many applications of catalysts in industry.

CAER Internal Web site: StaffNet

This Intranet site is for dissemination to CAER staff only. It contains both static and event-oriented pieces.


Conference Sites supported by CAER

World of Coal Ash (WOCA) Conference

WOCA 2013 Conference, a continuation of the successful 2011, 2009, 2007 and 2005 events, will be held in Lexington, Kentucky in April 2013. It is organized by the American Coal Ash Association (ACAA) and the University of Kentucky's Center for Applied Energy Research (CAER).   The World of Coal Ash was a new conference focusing on the science, applications, and sustainability of coal ash worldwide. The first WOCA was held in Lexington, Kentucky, USA in April 2005. A wide-range of coal combustion products/byproducts (CCP)/(CCB)/(CUB) related topics including mining applications, research, sustainability, FGD (flue gas desulfurization) material, synthetic gypsum, fly ash, bottom ash, fluidized bed combustion and gasfication were covered. This event incorporated the symposia of the American Coal Ash Association (ACAA) and the University of Kentucky's Center for Applied Energy Research (CAER).

International Ash Utilization Symposium

The International Ash Utilization Symposia (IAUS) which were held from 1995 - 2003, were organized by the Center for Applied Energy Research at the University of Kentucky, with support from the journal FUEL, and the US Department of Energy. It covered all aspects of coal combustion by-product utilization. Attendance included worldwide representation from academia, industry, and government. As such, it provided a forum for the transfer of information and new ideas to benefit the innovative utilization, handling, storage and disposal of CCBs. The web site includes information on: agendas and abstracts; registration; call for papers; instructions for presenters, exhibitors, sponsors; and miscellaneous information on the venue. This conference was incorporated into the new WOCA 2005 Conference.

Energizing Kentucky

This conference was created in order to recognize the increasingly important role of energy in Kentucky, four colleges and universities (Berea College, Centre College, University of Kentucky, University of Louisville) have joined forces in an innovative partnership between the public and private institutions to stimulate the efforts of government, business and education leaders in creating a far-reaching and collaborative statewide energy policy. Organized and hosted by UK CAER. Co-chaired by Rodney Andrews, UK CAER Director). (2009-2008)


Publication Sites supported by CAER

Ash Library

In order to learn to use CCBs more efficiently and effectively, research results must be disseminated in a way that makes them readilly available to everyone in the field - industries, academia, governments. Information leads to innovation in industry, but it also leads to questions and ideas that can be answered only with further research.     As a forum for the gathering and dissemination of information, the International Ash Utilization Symposia series has biennially brought together experts from around the world. The papers at this website were presented at that symposia series as well as the 2005+ WOCA meetings. Papers are from the 1999 - current symposia/conferences for which authors have given permission for placement on this website.

Coal Combustion and Gasification Products Journal

The CCGP Journal is a unique peer-reviewed journal designed specifically to communicate coal ash research and emerging new technologies. CCGP is a joint venture between the University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research (UK CAER) and the American Coal Ash Association (ACAA). The organizations' primary goal is to bring together research that currently is published in disparate sources. CCGP is an international on-line journal encompassing the science and technology of the production, sustainable utilization, and environmentally-sound handling of the byproducts of coal combustion and gasification. This includes fly ash, bottom ash, boiler slag, gasification residue, and byproducts from coal-fuel blends, flue-gas desulfurization products, and related materials.


Other Web sites supported by CAER

The American Carbon Society

This web site is hosted and maintained by the CAER. The Society promotes interdisciplinary research and technology in the field of carbon science. Moreover, the Society sponsors a Triennial Conference on Carbon, a major international conference encompassing all areas of carbon science. In the intervening years, the society sponsors workshops which provide a forum for reporting and discussing single topic carbon research in a more focussed manner than that afforded by the triennial conferences.

The Kentucky-Argonne Battery Manufacturing and Development Center

This web site is hosted and maintained by the CAER. The center was established by the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development, the University of Kentucky, the University of Louisville, and the Argonne National Laboratory and Argonne National Laboratory in 2010. It is housed at the Spindletop Research Complex in Lexington, Kentucky.


Historical/Non-Active Web sites

EPSCoR: An Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research

This site was supported by the UK CAER until 2007 when it was transferred to the University of Kentucky's College of Engineering. Kentucky DOE/EPSCoR networks universities with government, industries and DOE national laboratories to build excellence and sustainability in research, education, and statewide infrastructure. This program has established the baseline of systemic improvements in fundamental and applied research in fossil energy, environmental sciences, high energy and nuclear physics, and material sciences. Progressive economic development in the Commonwealth is a cornerstone of the overall program goals. The site includes descriptions of funded research and human resource develop projects, traineeships, conference descriptions and information on other EPSCoR agencies.

Materials, Research, Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC)

The CAER previously supported an independent research center on the synthesis and characterization and the application of advanced carbon materials, including carbon nanotubes, fibers, and nanotube and fullerene composites. Outreach activities included collaboration with industry and national laboratories, and development of educational materials as part of the outreach activities. The site was retired in 2006.

Nanomat Workshop (2004) and Conference (2005)
An International Workshop/Conference on Nanomaterials - Nanowires and Nanotubes

The scientific focus of this workshop and the following conference was to emphasize the latest advances in the synthesis, utilization and application of nanowires and nanotubes. Lectures were given by invited prominent national and international speakers and forums for discussion of issues concerning State-of-the-Art nanotechnology in the area of nanowires and nanotubes. The workshop and conference were held in Lexington, Kentucky, USA. The site was retired in 2006.

9th International Symposium on Catalyst Deactivation

Conference held at the Lexington Hyatt Regency in Lexington, Kentucky. Organized and hosted by UK CAER. (10/7-10/2001). (Chaired by Burt Davis, UK CAER Associate Director).

Biennial Carbon 2001 Conference

Ash by-products conference held at the Lexington Hyatt Regency in Lexington, Kentucky. Organized and hosted by UK CAER. (7/15-20/2001). (Chaired by Frank Derbyshire, UK CAER Director).