Universal Hydrogen, magniX, Plug Power, and AeroTEC set up hydrogen aviation center at Moses Lake, Washington

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Universal Hydrogen, magniX, Plug Power and AeroTEC have established a Hydrogen Aviation Test and Service Center at Grant County International Airport in Moses Lake, Washington. The center will focus on the test flight and certification of Universal Hydrogen’s retrofit conversion of a Dash-8 regional turboprop aircraft, scheduled for entry into commercial service in 2025.

Universal Hydrogen announces $20.5M in Series A funding to build and test full-scale hardware for hydrogen commercial aircraft

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Founded in 2020 by aviation industry veterans Paul Eremenko, John-Paul Clarke, Jason Chua, and Jon Gordon, Universal Hydrogen is stitching together the end-to-end hydrogen value chain for aviation, both for hydrogen fuel and hydrogen-powered airplanes. Universal Hydrogen modular capsule.

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Japan NEDO launches major $90M solid-state Li-ion battery project targeting EVs; 23 companies, 15 universities/research institutes

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The ¥10-billion (US$90-million) project, which involves 23 automobile, battery, and material manufacturers as well as 15 universities / public research institutes, will tackle technologies that are currently bottlenecks for mass production of solid-state Li-ion batteries (SSLIB) such as the solid electrolyte; electrolyte coating with active material, and the sheet formation of the electrolyte-electrode layer. Maxell Corporation; Murata Manufacturing Co.,

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Toyota establishes joint research institute with Tsinghua University; hydrogen and advanced mobility

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Toyota Motor Corporation and Tsinghua University are establishing the Tsinghua - Toyota Joint Research Institute (Joint Research Institute). Toyota and Tsinghua University have engaged in research projects together since 1998, conducting technology courses and pursuing other related activities. The two plan to conduct various research together over the next five years through the institute.

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Chinese university develops new material to increase solid-state battery production

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Chinese university develops new material to increase solid-state battery production. Hitachi Zosen a major Japanese industrial and engineering corporation has developed a solid-state battery.

Enel, Nissan and IIT launch pilot corporate EV car charging project with V2G chargers

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Enel Energia, Nissan Italia and the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT) are partnering in a pilot corporate electric car sharing project with V2G chargers at the IIT headquarters in Genoa. Similar activities are already existing in the UK, where nine V2G chargers have been already installed at Nissan Technical Centre Europe in Cranfield and one in Newcastle University.

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Auburn University leads $2M DOE Co-Optima project to evaluate renewable butyl acetate as diesel fuel additive

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Auburn University researchers are leading a $2-million US Department of Energy Co-Optima project ( earlier post ) that will evaluate renewable butyl acetate (BA) as a bio-based fuel additive that can be blended with diesel fuel to reduce soot and greenhouse gas emissions and yield cleaner engine operation in cold-weather conditions. Joining as collaborators in the research are Cornell University, the University of Alabama, Virginia Tech and corporate partners Microvi Biotech Inc.

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Danish Parker project developing universal definition for EV integration with electric grid for V2G services

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Nissan, Mitsubishi Corporation, Mitsubishi Motors Corporation, PSA Groupe, NUVVE, Frederiksberg Forsyning, Enel, Insero and DTU (Technical University of Denmark) Electrical Engineering (PowerLabDK) are partnering in the Danish project Parker to develop a universal definition for grid integration for electric vehicles. The platform, initially developed by the University of Delaware is now supported and commercialized by Nuvve.

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Titanium Corporation receives patent for improved solvent recovery from oil sands tailings

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Titanium Corporation Inc. Titanium Corporation’s process will intercept forth treatment plant (FTP) tailings near their discharge into the tailings pond. Titanium Corporation is developing unique technologies to recover heavy minerals, primarily zircon, and a significant portion of bitumen from this tailings stream. Peng of the University of Saskatchewan.

Volvo Car Corporation developing new safety systems with autonomous driving support

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A research project within Volvo Car Corporation in collaboration with the Department of Signals and Systems at Chalmers University of Technology is developing Intersection Support, a system which alerts and automatically brakes for crossing traffic when necessary. Mattias Brännström, PhD Active Safety Functions, says Volvo Car Corporation’s safety approach is about getting cars to behave like people.

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University of Tennessee to head $250M advanced composites manufacturing institute; Ford, Honda and Volkswagen members

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The Department of Energy and a consortium of 122 companies, nonprofits, and universities led by the University of Tennessee-Knoxville will invest more than $250 million—$70 million in federal funds and more than $180 million in non-federal funds—to launch a Manufacturing Innovation Institute for Advanced Composites—the fifth institute to be awarded of the eight national institute competitions launched earlier ( earlier post ).

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University College Dublin Study finds Prius IV hybrids drive >60% of the time in zero-emissions mode under Irish conditions

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A new study carried out by University College Dublin (UCD) academics has found that under typical Irish commuting conditions, the Toyota Prius IV (fourth-generation) hybrid ( earlier post ) drives in zero emissions mode (ZEV) for significantly more than half (62%) of the time and more than 40% (40.4%) of the distance covered. The research consisted of recording and analyzing commuting data from seven volunteers—all of whom are employees of University College Dublin.

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Cellulosic BioButanol Company Cobalt Technologies Signs Agreement With Fluor Corporation

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Cobalt Technologies has signed an agreement with Fluor Corporation for engineering consulting services as Cobalt gears up to commercialize its cellulosic biobutanol production technology. The company recently demonstrated the conversion of beetle-killed lodgepole pine into a low-carbon, sustainable biofuel and chemical, which is currently being tested in engines by Colorado State University’s Engines and Energy Conversion Laboratory.

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Ford, University of Michigan open $8M battery lab focused on test production of advanced technologies

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Ford and the University of Michigan opened a new $8-million battery lab, housed at the U-M Energy Institute, which will serve as a battery manufacturing facility designed to support pilot projects. The lab is the result of collaboration between Ford, battery suppliers, the University of Michigan, and the state and federal governments, and is targeting advancements in extending battery life and durability.

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Honda begins joint research with Boston University in information security for AI; secure MPC

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Honda Research Institute (HRI), a Honda R&D subsidiary, and Boston University have agreed to begin joint research in the area of data security and privacy for artificial intelligence (AI) research. Hariri Institute for Computing and Computational Science & Engineering of Boston University as one strategic partner for joint research collaboration.

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Volkswagen Group expands research partnership with Stanford University

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million to Stanford University. Dr. Winterkorn will offer perspective from the vantage point of a leading global corporation on broad strategic issues facing the school, its programs, and resources. Volkswagen Group of America (VWGoA) has expanded its automotive research initiatives with the contribution of $1.7 The latest investment broadens an existing partnership.

2013 170

NEC, NEC TOKIN and Tohoku University develop spin-Seebeck thermoelectric device w/ 10x better conversion efficiency

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NEC Corporation, NEC TOKIN Corporation and TOHOKU UNIVERSITY have jointly created a thermoelectric (TE) device using the spin Seebeck effect (SSE) with conversion efficiency 10 times higher than a test module that was produced based on a multi-layered SSE technology published by the Tohoku University group in 2015. Ken-ichi Uchida of Tohoku University (Keio University at that time).

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Mazda and Hiroshima University sign comprehensive cooperation agreement

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Mazda Motor Corporation and Hiroshima University signed a comprehensive cooperation agreement to expand the scope of their collaborative activities. Mazda and Hiroshima University have conducted numerous joint research projects since the 1980s. In April 2005, Mazda’s Technology Research Center and Hiroshima University’s Graduate School of Engineering began a comprehensive joint research program for advanced vehicle technologies.

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University of Michigan launches new program to accelerate advanced transportation technologies

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A new program at the University of Michigan will award funds for researchers to accelerate advanced transportation technologies. M-TRAC (Michigan Translational Research and Commercialization) is modeled after U-M’s successful Coulter biomedical program and is jointly funded by the university and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation for a $330,000 pilot.

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SAKOR Technologies to work with Michigan State University on thermal transient anemometer

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SAKOR Technologies recently won a competitive Small Company Innovation Program (SCIP) grant awarded by the Michigan Corporate Relations Network (MCRN), and will use the grant for research necessary to develop a thermal transient anemometer (TTA), a device used to measure airflow moving through a running vehicle. The research will be conducted in collaboration with Michigan State University’s Turbulent Shear Flows Laboratory.

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ExxonMobil invests $15M in University of Texas at Austin Energy Institute; renewable energy, battery technologies and power grid modeling

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ExxonMobil will invest $15 million as a leadership member of the University of Texas at Austin Energy Institute to pursue technologies to help meet growing energy demand while reducing environmental impacts and the risk of climate change. Research projects are expected to cover a range of emerging technologies, and will take advantage of the university’s capabilities in renewable energy, battery technologies and power grid modeling.

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Balqon’s battery storage system powers up University of California, Riverside building

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Balqon Corporation, a developer of heavy-duty electric vehicles, drive systems and lithium-ion battery storage devices, has installed a one MWh lithium-ion battery storage system at the University of California, Riverside (UCR); the system has gone operational, providing electric power to the Bourns College of Engineering building. —Balwinder Samra, CEO of Balqon Corporation.

2012 216

Toyota and Tsinghua University extend joint research agreement for 5 years

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Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) and Tsinghua University have extended their joint research conducted through the Tsinghua University-Toyota Research Center for five more years. Tsinghua University and TMC have been conducting joint research in four fields—environmental science, energy, automobile safety technologies and materials science—since the establishment of the center in March 2006.

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Nissan and Tsinghua University’s Suzhou Automotive Research Institute sign MOU on cooperative research

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and Suzhou Automobile Research Institute at Tsinghua University have signed a Memorandum of Understanding, in which the two parties have agreed to promote a cooperative effort regarding the research of future automotive technology. Aiming to solidify the strategic joint research efforts between Nissan and Tsinghua University, the agreement includes a mutual personnel exchange program designed to take advantage of both parties’ strengths. Nissan Motor Co.,

2012 200

Delphi and University of Luxembourg SnT partner on joint research on electronic control systems for automotive

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Leading global automotive supplier Delphi and the Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust ( SnT ) of the University of Luxembourg have signed a four-year agreement to cooperate on a joint research program involving electronic control systems for automotive applications. This program enables SnT and its corporate partners to develop research collaborations and new technologies.

NEDO Selects Joint Nitto Denko, Kobe University Bioethanol RD Project

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Japan’s NEDO (New Energy and Industrial Technology Organization) has selected a joint R&D project on materials for bioethanol production being pursued by Nitto Denko Corporation, a leading diversified materials company, and Kobe University as one of the four themes in its FY 2009 “Development of Elemental Technology for Biomass Energy Conversion” project lasting until FY2011.

2009 179

Energy Conversion Devices files Chapter 11, seeks sale of businesses; Ovonic Battery Company sold to BASF Corporation

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OBC), to BASF Corporation for the gross purchase price of $58 million in cash before transaction fees, minority participations, and working capital and other adjustments. Ovonyx holds the patents in, and is pursuing the commercialization of, phase-change random access memory (PCM or PRAM), also known as Ovonic Universal Memory (OUM). Ovonyx is a joint venture with its co-founder Tyler Lowrey and its shareholders include Intel Corporation.

2012 185

Plugless Power wireless electric vehicle charging systems installed With Hertz, Clemson University, and other Apollo partners

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Evatran has successfully completed the first three installations of its Plugless Power wireless electric vehicle (EV) charging technology with Apollo Launch partners The Hertz Corporation, Duke Energy, and the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR).

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Volkswagen & BASF “Science Award Electrochemistry” to Dr. William Chueh from Stanford; special prize to Dr. Martin Ebner from ETH University Zurich

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The Volkswagen and BASF international “Science Award Electrochemistry 2016” goes to Dr. William Chueh from Stanford University. Also, on the occasion of the 5 th ceremony of the science award, a special prize for applied research goes to Dr. Martin Ebner from the ETH University Zurich, Switzerland for his excellent research in the area of fast charging of lithium-ion batteries. Dr. Martin Ebner received his PhD in Material Science at the ETH University Zurich.

2016 200

DLR team develops demonstrator of free-piston linear generator as range extender for EVs; technology transfer to Universal Motor Corp.

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As one example, GM Global Technology Operations LLC and the Regents of the University of Michigan recently were recently awarded a US patent (Nº 8,261,860) for a plug-in series hybrid or range-extended electric vehicle powertrain using multiple free piston linear alternator (FPLA) engines. As another, researcher at the Nanjing University of Science & Technology has proposed a novel opposed-piston free-piston linear generator for use in series hybrid electric vehicles.

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University of Texas at Austin study measuring methane emissions released from natural gas production

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A research team led by The University of Texas at Austin, and including engineering and environmental testing firms URS and Aerodyne Research, is conducting a major field study to measure methane emissions from natural gas production, about which little empirical data exist. He has submitted a disclosure of outside interest to The University of Texas at Austin in accordance with its conflict of interest policies.).

2012 185

Air Products’ supplying hydrogen for Tongji University’s fuel cell bus fleet at 2010 Asian Games in Guangzhou

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Powered by Air Products’ hydrogen, the fuel cell buses of the Clean Energy Automotive Engineering Centre (CEAEC) of Tongji University will shuttle athletes and government officials between facilities during the Games. Air Products was one of the first multinational gas corporations to enter Shenzhen and built a plant in the Shekou Industrial Zone that produces and distributes a full range of high purity gases and liquefied gases, mixed gases and specialty gases in cylinder packaging.

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DOE Awarding More Than $3.3M to 7 Universities To Conduct Advanced Turbine Technology Studies for Advanced Coal-Based Power Generation

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million to 7 universities to conduct advanced turbine technology studies under the Office of Fossil Energy’s (FE) University Turbine Systems Research (UTSR) Program. The UTSR program uses university research to advance fundamental turbine technology development, support industry by providing cutting edge experimental research and modeling tools that address important technical challenges, and provide US students with practical training in gas turbine technologies.

2010 185

Ford Teams with University of Detroit Mercy to Retrain Its Engineers for Electric Vehicle Era

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Ford Motor Company is teaming with the University of Detroit Mercy (UDM) to retrain its traditional automotive engineers, providing them with the skills and expertise to develop the next generation of advanced electric and hybrid vehicles. As vehicle electrification plans expand, the automotive industry’s need for electric vehicle-savvy engineers also is growing, creating increased demand for electrical, mechatronics, systems and controls engineering education.

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Failed Local Paper Put Out Of Its Misery - By Creative Greenius!

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Facts like this from his blog Climate Progress: The University of Illinois’ Arctic Climate Research Center — has become weary of having their data misreported by global warming deniers like Will. They just posted a reply on their website : “ In an opinion piece by George Will published on February 15, 2009 in the Washington Post, George Will states “According to the University of Illinois’ Arctic Climate Research Center, global sea ice levels now equal those of 1979.”.

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AFC and University of Witwatersrand Sign Exclusive Agreement to Commercialize Fischer-Tropsch Fuels and Chemical Feedstocks in the Americas

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Alternative Fuels Corporation (AFC), a wholly-owned subsidiary of G4G Resources Ltd. and the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa (Wits) signed an exclusive representation agreement to commercialize the Fischer-Tropsch-based fuel and chemical production process developed by the Centre of Materials and Process Synthesis (COMPS) located at The University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

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Buying an electric car can increase fuel use allowed by CAFE rules

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Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University say incentives to sell alternative-fuel vehicle in federal laws could potentially create a short-term rise in fuel consumption and emissions from major automakers' new vehicles. Professors Jeremy Michalek, Ines Azevedo, and Alan Jenn studied Corporate Average Fuel Economy policies and greenhouse emissions. emissions CAFE plug-in cars regulation Corporate Average Fuel Economy

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Lightning eMotors repowers Van Hool TD925 double-deck coach; 640 kWh battery, 200+ miles range

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With the elimination of emissions and the quiet ride, both single-deck and double decker motor coaches are an ideal solution for transporting employees to and from large corporate campuses.

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DOE awarding $71M to 20 RD&D projects to cut GHG emissions, expand EV infrastructure; $5M to Achates for opposed-piston 2-stroke hybrid

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Tennessee Technological University. Eaton Corporation. North Carolina State University. Eaton Corporation. Marquette University. University of Minnesota – Twin Cities. University of Minnesota - Twin Cities. University of Wisconsin- Madison.

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DOE awarding more than $50M to 15 projects to advance critical material innovations

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American Battery Metals Corporation; Field Demonstration of Selective Leaching, Targeted Purification, and Electro-Chemical Production of Battery Grade Lithium Hydroxide Precursor from Domestic Claystone Resources. Partners: American Lithium Corporation, DuPont Water Solutions. CalEnergy Operating Corp, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, Imperial Valley Economic Development Corporation, Momentum DOE share: $14,894,540; Cost share: $14,894,541; Total costs: $29,789,081.

New waste-to-hydrogen plant in Tokyo to convert wastewater sludge into H2 for vehicles and power generation

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TODA Corporation, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, TOKYU Construction, CHIYODA Kenko and researchers at Tokyo University of Science. With construction, led by TODA Corporation, now complete, the companies plan to start ramping up operations by mid-2021.

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Autonomous driving visionary Dr. Lawrence Burns joining Neural Propulsion Systems as Executive Advisor; L4/L5 autonomous driving

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Dr. Burns is the former Corporate Vice President of Research & Development and Planning at General Motors ( earlier post ). in Mechanical Engineering from General Motors Institute (now Kettering University), an M.S. in Civil Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley.

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DOE awards $19M to 13 initiatives in fossil-fuel areas to produce rare earth elements and critical minerals

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Appalachian Basin — North (Kentucky, Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia): Pennsylvania State University aims to assess and catalog Northern Appalachian Basin rare earth elements and critical minerals resources and waste streams, develop strategies to recover minerals from these streams, and assess the infrastructure, industries and businesses in the Northern Appalachian Basin to determine supply chain gaps. Other: University of Kansas Center for Research Inc.