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UK Center for Applied Energy research partners with Hazard in effort to improve rural power generation

By Dave Melanson Special to KyForward The University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research (CAER) has received a $1.6 million U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) grant to develop an innovative partnership in Hazard, Kentucky, that could serve as a model for future energy projects in rural Eastern Kentucky communities. DOE’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) funded the project, which...

UK Biofuels Group receives $2 million grant to develop novel fuel emissions technology

The University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research’s (CAER) Biofuels and Environmental Catalysis Group has received a $2 million U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) grant to develop new emissions technology for low-temperature gasoline. The project is titled “Research and Development of Novel Adsorber Technology to Address Hydrocarbon and Nitrogen Oxide Emissions for Low Temperature Gasoline...

Save Money, Fix Stuff: Energy workshop for city, county officials set for March 22 in Hazard

To help Kentucky’s city and county governments save money by reducing energy, the Energy and Environment Cabinet (EEC) and the University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research (UK CAER), in cooperation with the Kentucky Department for Local Government (DLG), are hosting a High Performance Public Facilities Workshop, March 22 in Hazard, Kentucky. Local government officials and others responsible...

UK researchers partner with Kentucky Bourbon distillery to convert waste into useful products

By Jenny Wells Special to KyForward In Kentucky, bourbon production is both a rich tradition and a booming industry. And as the state’s flagship research institution, the University of Kentucky has discovered an inventive way to work with a local bourbon distillery. Steve Lipka, associate director at UK’s Center for Applied Energy Research (CAER), and his Electrochemical Power Sources team are...

Rebuilding West Liberty representatives
plead town’s case at Clinton Global Initiative

Representatives of Rebuilding West Liberty, an initiative aimed at reconstructing the small rural town nearly destroyed last year by devastating tornadoes, attended the Clinton Global Initiative America annual meeting in Chicago.   Tim Conley, the Morgan County judge executive, told members of the CGI America Residential Energy Efficiency Working Group that affordable and energy efficient housing...