Research Priorities - Energy
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  • Oct 3 2019

A multidisciplinary UK team will provide unique graduate educational opportunities in food, energy and water systems, thanks to a new grant.

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  • Sep 9 2019

The University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research (CAER) has received a $2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy to improve efficiency and reliability at existing and future coal-fired power plants.

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  • May 16 2019

The University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research (CAER) is one of eight entities to be selected by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to receive federal funds for research and development in "Novel and Enabling Carbon Capture Transformational Technologies" to address challenges and knowledge gaps associated with reducing the cost of carbon capture.

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  • Jan 14 2019

With funds from DOE, DOD and NSF, Jim Hower and Jack Groppo are locating and evaluating rare earth elements and processing coal-based materials, alongside industry and university partners.

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  • Nov 20 2018

Chemist Susan Odom leads UK's project as a partner in the $120 million Joint Center for Energy Storage Research, a U.S. DOE Innovation Hub focused on advancing battery science.

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  • Nov 14 2018

The project is part of DOE’s Carbon Capture Program, which is developing transformational, step-change, low-cost capture processes and enabling technologies that will maximize the efficiency of our nation's fossil-based power generation infrastructure.

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  • Oct 1 2018

Utilizing a gold-based catalytic system developed in the UK CAER Biofuels and Environmental Catalysis Laboratory, researchers have discovered a method to turn lignin into valuable aromatic compounds.

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  • Aug 22 2018

University of Kentucky researchers are working to determine how certain plant materials may help in the development of better batteries.

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  • May 25 2018

Researchers in UK's Center for Applied Energy Research (CAER) have received a $3.7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory to develop an intensified process to significantly reduce the capital and operational costs associated with CO2 capture.

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  • May 1 2018

UK will receive over $940,000 from the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Fossil Energy and the National Energy Technology Laboratory to advance its world-renowned carbon dioxide capture research and development.