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FALL 2015

Carbon capture and storage essential for coal's future, IEA chief says

Maria van der Hoeven, the International Energy Agency's executive director, recently presented “The Gateway to a New Energy Future” at WashU and visited the Department of Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering labs.



CCCU holds open house to celebrate continued support

The Consortium for Clean Coal Utilization has received generous funding from its sponsors, Peabody Energy and Arch Coal, to continue its mission for five more years through 2020.



New instrument helps evolution of coal research at Washington University

Construction was recently completed on a new state-of-the-art facility that will allow researchers to study new methods of coal combustion.



CCCU awards new seed research grants to support high-risk/high-reward concepts

The CCCU has awarded seed funding for two new projects to be used to develop promising fledgling technologies.



Ramesh Agarwal, PhD

The professor of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science finds boundless enthusiasm for emerging clean coal technology.


CCCU Director Rich Axelbaum, PhD, was awarded funding from the U.S. Department of Energy for his Advanced Combustion Systems project.

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A collaboration of researchers at WashU and Korea University find less expensive way to convert carbon dioxide.

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Melissa Holtmeyer, PhD, a former CCCU-supported student, was featured on the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) website for her contributions as a congressional fellow in U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders' office.

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During construction of the Great Anthracite Coal Mine Exhibit for the 1904 World’s Fair, miners actually found a small coal seam underneath the park and mined the coal for the duration of the fair.

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