The Virginia Center for Coal and Energy Research was created by an Act of the Virginia General Assembly on March 30, 1977, as an interdisciplinary study, research, information and resource facility for the Commonwealth of Virginia. In July of that year, a directive approved by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors placed the VCCER under the University Provost because of its intercollegiate character, and because the Center’s mandate encompasses the three missions of the University: instruction, research and extension.
The Virginia Center for Coal and Energy Research has offices in the main Virginia Tech campus in Blacksburg, the National Capital Region Office in Alexandria, and the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center in Abingdon. With the diversity offered by these strategic locations, as well as a staff representing a range of academic disciplines, the VCCER is poised to respond to state, national, and international energy research needs.
For information on Carbon Sequestration research at the VCCER go to the SECARB section of the website.