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
  • 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
  • Assisting the Commonwealth of Virginia in implementing the Commonwealth’s energy plan

The Virginia Center for Coal and Energy Research has offices on the main Virginia Tech campus in Blacksburg and at the National Capital Region Office in Alexandria. With the diversity offered by these strategic locations, as well as a staff representing a range of academic disciplines, the VCCER is poised to respond to state, national, and international energy research needs.

For information on Carbon Sequestration research at the VCCER go to the Carbon Management section of the website.