June 11, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $236K For Innovative Energy Sector Research At West Virginia University

Washington, DC – U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $236,903 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for an energy sector research project through the West Virginia University Research Corporation. This project studies the conversion of greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide, to value-added fuels and chemicals. This project also works directly with elementary and high schools through outreach activities to demonstrate innovative energy concepts.
“West Virginia plays a vital role in innovative energy sector research and manufacturing that will help lead the United States and the world in the changing energy market. This research project at West Virginia University is just the latest example that demonstrates the potential of West Virginia’s energy industry. I am thrilled the National Science Foundation is investing in this important research to study innovative energy conversion, and I look forward to seeing the results of this research. As Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee and member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, I will continue to advocate for funding that supports research projects in the Mountain State and innovative energy solutions,” said Senator Manchin.

“As an energy state, West Virginia continues to play a key role in advancing energy sector research, which is why programs like this are necessary to grow that aspect of our state in innovative ways and increase opportunities for students. I’m glad to see NSF providing support for initiatives within this field and their continued investments into the research capacities of West Virginia University. I will continue to be a strong advocate for additional projects that fortify the future of West Virginia,” Senator Capito said.