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UK's "At the Half"

With the national debate over new alternative fuels increasing the issue of coal's place in supplying America's energy and fuel needs has taken on added importance in recent months. UK CAER ... is playing an important role ... by exploring ... the efficiency of converting coal to liquid fuels well in advance of national discussions of the process. The University of Kentucky's "At the Half" TV spot called "UK in the News" featured Center for Applied Energy Research's scientist, Dr. Burt Davis discussing this topic (October 2007).


First TV Broadcast featuring CAER

WYMT Newscast*

WYMT, of Hazard, Kentucky recently ran a four-part series on coal's potential as a transportation fuel. Dr. Burt Davis of CAER was extensively interviewed and consulted as an expert on coal-to-liquids research.

Rocky Adkins, Majority Floor Leader, Kentucky House of Representatives (and a CAER Advisory Board member) was also featured in a separate half hour interview on "Issues and Answers --- The Mountain Edition." These news stories may be viewed by clicking on the links below.

WYMT Newscast* - Four part series

  • Newscast - 39 MB size; good quality; Windows Media (wmv) format
  • Newscast - 20 MB size; medium quality; Windows Media (wmv) format
  • Newscast - 10 MB size; less quality; Windows Media (wmv) format

Issues and Answers* interview with Representative Rocky Adkins

*Courtesy of WYMT-TV Mountain News (Channel 57) - Web Story and transcript of newscasts at: http://www.wkyt.com/wymtnews/headlines/4647411.html

Second TV Broadcast featuring CAER

WKYT - TV Newscast**

Dr. Burt Davis was again featured on one of the state's television newscasts - WKYT Channel 27 TV News, Lexington, Kentucky. The feature was on coal-to-liquids technology and its impact on Kentucky. The story was broadcast by WKYT on February 16, 2007.

  • Newscast - 1.5 MB size; good quality; Windows Media (wmv) format
  • Newscast - 43 MB size; good quality; AVI format

**Courtesy of WKYT News (Channel 27).

Newswise Internet Article and Video

Coal to Liquids (CTL) research is the topical focus of interviews with both Dr. Burt Davis and Dr. Rodney Andrews, Center for Applied Energy Research (CAER) scientists, made available via video in this Newswise article. Newswise is a service that is sent to and utilized by journalists across the country.

"As the national debate over energy independence intensifies, researchers at the University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research are refining methods to convert coal into liquid fuel ..... A research institute at the University of Kentucky (the CAER), has been exploring ways to increase the efficiency of converting coal to liquid fuel well in advance of national discussions of the process."