August 19, 2011
WVU announced today that it is entering into a partnership with China to develop clean coal technologies. A total of $50 million will be invested by the U.S. and Chinese governments ($12.5 million each), and state and private sector donors. The “Advanced Coal Technology Consortium,” comprising 17 U.S. partners including universities, national laboratories, non-governmental organizations and private industry, will help create technologies that allow coal to be used to produce power while reducing its environmental impact. This is a strategic partnership for WVU, as China has the capability to test and implement clean coal technologies without the administrative delays and regulatory burdens commonly associated with such projects when pursued in the U.S.