Non-Renewable Energy Innovation: Research to Support the Appalachian Energy Initiative

Fundamental changes in the energy market imply a future characterized by a sustained higher level of oil and natural gas prices. Based on this expected market outlook, Appalachia may have significant non-renewable opportunities. The larger opportunities appear to be coal-related, including clean-coal generation and coal conversion to liquids, gases, and chemicals. Appalachia has the ability to participate in each and every one of these future non-renewable opportunities.