Shale Gas to Materials and Products

Shale Gas to Materials and Products will focus on the petrochemical value chain for downstream applications of natural gas extracted from shale formations. The rationale for this research initiative is the vast potential to create a sustainable competitive advantage for the Chemical Industry in the state and region through the development, scaling and commercialization of key enabling technologies to create intermediate and end-use chemicals. The program will promote research and partnership opportunities for WVU, support creation of new business opportunities and jobs, and increase the demand for domestically extracted shale gas.


Ed Crowe
IOF-WV Program
WVU National Research Center for Coal & Energy
(304) 293-6449