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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

ESUP

Field Laboratory for Emerging Stacked Unconventional Plays

ARIES

Appalachian Research Initiative for Environmental Science

Carbon Management

VCCER Carbon Management Initiatives

Research

VCCER Research Current Research Interests, Projects and Proposals

Renewable Energy

VCCER Research Renewable Energy Initiatives

Research News

Recent article in Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration by the VCCER

Publications

VCCER Publications from 1990-2019

VEPT

Virginia Energy Patterns and Trends - Archives

VIRGINIA CLEAN ENERGY SUMMIT

October 20-21, 2020

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Appalachian Energy Summit 2020 Webinar Series


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NETL’S COMMITMENT TO CENTRAL APPALACHIA RUNS DEEP


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NETL_news

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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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New Holden Hall

Karmis-appointed

Michael Karmis, VCCER Director, appointed to the newly formed Southwest Virginia Energy Research and Development Authority.


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Society of Mining Professors Establishes the Michael Karmis PhD Fellowship Award.


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Karmis

Coal-fired power generation plants world wide from 2000 to the future

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