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Media Alert: WVU, China Shenhua Energy partnering on clean energy technologies

Agreement make world’s largest coal company strategic partner with WVU

MEDIA ADVISORY: 

WHAT: Officials from West Virginia University and a delegation from the China Shenhua Energy Company will gather in Morgantown to sign a memorandum of understanding to partner on the development of clean energy technologies. The partnership will promote collaboration on technology innovation, education exchange and joint energy business development and will position WVU as Shenhua’s strategic partner in the United States.
WHEN: The partnership program meeting and signing of the memorandum of understanding will be held on Thursday, Oct. 27, from 9:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. The agenda follows:

  • 9:30 a.m. Arrivals
  • 9:45 a.m. Call to Order and Introduction of Participants
  • 9:55 a.m. Welcoming Presentation by Fred King, WVU Vice President for Research
  • 10:10 a.m. Remarks by Wang Shumin, Senior Vice President, China Shenhua Energy Company
  • 10:40 a.m. Overview of Energy Programs at WVU by Brian Anderson, Director, WVU Energy Institute
  • 11 a.m. Remarks by Grace Bochenek, Director, National Energy Technology Laboratory, U.S. Department of Energy (invited)
  • 11:10 a.m. Session Break
  • 11:15 a.m. Signing of Memorandum of Understanding and Group Photo – Provost Joyce McConnell and Wang Shumin
  • 11:30 a.m. Open Discussion – Congressman David McKinley, Provost McConnell, Shumin Wang and meeting participants
  • 11:55 a.m. Participants’ Lunch
  • 12:45 p.m. Meeting Ends

WHERE: Morgantown Event Center at Waterfront Place, Salon B, Three Waterfront Place, Morgantown, WV.

WHO: The reception will feature discussion and remarks from the following:

  • David McKinley, P.E., U.S. Congressional Representative, WV District 1
  • Fred King, WVU Vice President for Research
  • Brian Anderson, Director, WVU Energy Institute
  • Wang Shumin, Senior Vice President, China Shenhua Energy Company
  • Grace Bohenek, Director, National Energy Technology Laboratory, U.S. Department of Energy

CONTACT: University Relations/Communications
304.293.6997

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