V C C E R
V C C E R
The Virginia Center for Coal and Energy Research was created by an Act of the Virginia General Assembly on March 30, 1977, as an interdisciplinary study, research, information and resource facility for the Commonwealth of Virginia. In July of that year, a directive approved by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors placed the VCCER under the University Provost because of its intercollegiate character, and, because the Center's mandate encompasses the three missions of the University: instruction, research and extension.
VIRGINIA CENTER FOR COAL & ENERGY RESEARCH
Derived from its legislative mandate and years of experience, the mission of the VCCER involves five primary functions
Research in interdisciplinary energy and coal-related issues of interest to the Commonwealth
Coordination of coal and energy research at Virginia Tech and in the Commonwealth of Virginia
Dissemination of coal and energy research information and data to users in the Commonwealth
Examination of socio-economic implications related to energy and coal development and associated environmental impacts
Assistance to the Commonwealth of Virginia in implementing the Commonwealth’s energy plan
Field Laboratory for Emerging Stacked Unconventional Plays
Appalachian Research Initiative for Environmental Science
VCCER Carbon Management Initiatives
VCCER Research Current Research Interests, Projects and Proposals
VCCER Research Renewable Energy Initiatives
Recent article in Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration by the VCCER
VCCER Publications from 1990-2019
Virginia Energy Patterns and Trends - Archives
VCCER Field Laboratory at VT Takes First Steps in Developing New Energy Resources in Central Appalachia.
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VCCER will be housed in space designed for us on the third floor of the renovated Holden Hall.
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Michael Karmis, VCCER Director, appointed to the newly formed Southwest Virginia Energy Research and Development Authority.
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Coal-fired power generation plants world wide from 2000 to the future