The Powell River Project conducts research and education programs to enhance restoration of mined lands and to benefit communities and businesses in southwestern Virginias coalfield region.
Administers several of the research projects that the VCCER conducts:
The Virginia Energy Patterns and Trends
And through the U.S. Department of Energy's State Energy Partnership:
The Virginia Mining Industry: Making the Technological Transition to the 21st Century and the
Devolopment and Application of Virtual Reality Technologies for the Minerals Industry.