Hoeven Announces DOE Funding for UND's EERC to Research and Develop Coal Technologies

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Water Development Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy (FE) has selected the University of North Dakota (UND) to receive $744,064 in funding for a Laboratory-Scale Coal-Derived Graphene Process through the university’s Energy and Environmental Research Center (EERC). Non-DOE funding for this project includes $186,016. Improving the commercial viability of coal-derived graphene creates new market opportunities for domestic coal to be used as a feedstock for a wide variety of high-value products.

“We appreciate DOE’s support for these projects as they continue moving forward and implementing advancements in technology, maximizing the value of our abundant coal resources on a broad scale,” said Hoeven.