Pitt Center for Energy at forefront of energy challenges
"Western Pennsylvania sits atop one of the largest reserves of natural gas in the country. The nation's oil industry was born here. The region's vast coal deposits, which led to an industrial revolution that largely began here, continue to feed the region's electricity needs. Companies such as Westinghouse Electric Company have ensured that nuclear energy research remains firmly entrenched in the Pittsburgh area. And the U.S. Department of Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) resides squarely within the region.
"So it should come as little surprise that, today, University of Pittsburgh researchers embrace the enduring, pioneering spirit of the Pittsburgh region's historic energy legacy with a growing diversity of collaborative, multidisciplinary research that spans the energy disciplines."
Contact: Paul Kovach