“Even as we are doing everything that we can to protect the ones we love during the coronavirus, these grants will enable Kentuckians to make better choices that will save them money and lead to a more sustainable energy future,” Gov. Beshear said.
The award is given in support of early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in the mission of their department or organization.
Cement production is the world’s second largest source of carbon dioxide emissions. CAER received a two-year, $1.3 million grant to develop extremely durable belite-based cement that is low-energy consuming and low-carbon dioxide releasing.
The Kentucky Geological Survey (KGS) at UK recently began work on a major research project to investigate the unconventional oil and gas potential of the Rogersville Shale formation in Eastern Kentucky and other related formations.
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.
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.