Ohio State University, West Virginia University Create Partnership for Shale Energy Research, Outreach, and Education
The idea for the collaboration began with conversations between Ohio State and WVU officials attending the “2012 Public and Land-Grant University Conference on Energy Challenges,” held at Ohio State in April 2012 and co-sponsored by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities and Colorado State University.
The conversations and subsequent MOU centered on a potential collaboration between the research universities, recognizing that combining efforts on shale energy research, education, and outreach would be of great benefit to the respective universities and states, the Appalachian Region, our nation and the world.
"Energy from shale is a huge resource of vast regional importance that will be tapped and how we do it will have lasting effects," Peter McPherson, APLU president, said. "I am pleased that these two premier land grant universities are available to take a leadership role in increasing our knowledge of the correct way to harvest this resource.
Read more about environmental research around shale energy happening at Ohio State.