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Director's Welcome

The University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy (CAER) investigates energy technologies to improve the environment; contributes to technically sound policies related to coal, energy and the environment; adds to the teaching and instruction aim of UK by educating students from pre-college to postgraduate levels and being involved in labor force development for Kentucky; promotes UK's objective of developing and benefiting from its Intellectual Property with a balance between the publication of scientific results and patenting; and provides public service through scientific education and its energy-related competencies.

The Center for Applied Energy Research (CAER) is one of the University of Kentucky's multidisciplinary research centers. Its energy research provides a focal point for coal and environmental research in Kentucky. Research efforts are directed to: coal cleaning, beneficiation, utilization, and conversion process technologies. Environmental issues relating to fuel use and coal combustion by-products constitute a major effort, along with the derivation of high added-value materials and chemicals from energy resources. The CAER is an university interdisciplinary research institute that is staffed by professional scientists and engineers, has extensive interactions with faculty members and students, and provides analytical services for outside organizations.

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Rodney Andrews
  • Director Rodney Andrews Describes CAER's Place in Energy Issues
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  • Director Rodney Andrews's Commentaries in UK CAER's Energeia
    2011 - "The Best the 1800s had to Offer"
  • 2010 - "Sitting on the SIDELINES?"
  • 2009 - "No One Under Thirty Thinks ..."
  • 2008 - Indiana Jones and the Cornstarch of Doom
  • 2007 - "Why is Mr. Burns being so Nice to Me?"