Jonathan Mathews, associate professor of energy and mineral engineering, was named a 2016 Fellow by the American Chemical Society (ACS) for his outstanding contributions to science and the profession, and service to the ACS community.
In the U.S., approximately 60 percent of oil underground is inaccessible through conventional recovery methods, but through a new $1.3 million grant from Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), Russell Johns, professor of petroleum and natural gas engineering, is developing improved methods to free the once-trapped fossil fuel.
Representatives of nine universities and the National Energy Technology Laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy met at Penn State to kick off the University Coalition for Fossil Energy Research (UCFER), a six-year program funded by NETL for $20 million that will explore a broad range of research in coal, natural gas and oil including carbon dioxide capture, storage and use.
Penn State will lead a University Coalition for Fossil Energy Research (UCFER) that will identify, select, execute, review and disseminate knowledge from research that will advance basic and applied research for clean energy in support of the U.S. Department of Energy mission. UCFER will identify, select, execute, review and disseminate knowledge from research that will improve the efficiency of production and use of fossil energy resources while minimizing the environmental impacts and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Seeing carbon dioxide as a raw material rather than a waste produce could lead to a more sustainable future for the energy sector and chemical industry. Penn State researcher Chunshan Song is pursuing this goal and has seen results that indicate carbon dioxide conversion could be the best long-term solution to reduce excess carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.
A proposed recovery technique for oil extraction developed by a Penn State-led research team not only outperforms existing drilling and recovery techniques, but also has the potential to sequester more carbon dioxide in the process.
Today’s power systems are going through a significant transition to move toward a more sustainable framework. This can be seen by the increasing integration of renewable resources, the growth of distributed generation, the burgeoning need for dispatchable grid storage and heightened levels of demand by companies around the world.
The Gas Flooding Joint Industry Project held its ninth annual meeting in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Oct. 29-30. The meeting was organized by the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences Energy Institute at Penn State in collaboration with the University of Texas at Austin.
The EMS Energy Institute has finalized its list of Fall speakers for the Energy Exchange seminar series. All seminars are from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. in C213 Coal Utilization Laboratory at the EMS Energy Institute, University Park. Seminars are open to everyone.
Joseph Hirschi of the Illinois Clean Coal Institute will be presenting "The Role of Research in the Coal Mining Industry: Reflecting Back and Looking Ahead" on Wednesday, Feb. 5, at the EMS Energy Institute.
The EMS Energy Institute is hosting the International Conference on Coal Science and Technology (ICCS&T) at Sept. 29 to Oct. 3 at The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel. On-site and one-day registrations are welcome.
EMS Energy Institute Energy Exchange Seminar Series kicks off the Fall 2013 schedule with a presentation by Tom Richard, director, Penn State Institutes of Energy and the Environment, titled "Diet, Land Use, and the Biofuel Nexus."
Theoretically, hydropower can step in when wind turbines go still, but barriers to this non-polluting resource serving as a backup are largely policy- and regulation-based, according to Penn State researchers.