For Pete's sake:
"WVU Experts Meet with Chinese Coal to Liquids Leaders".
Couldn't find a publication date, but, some excerpts:
"Morgantown, W.Va.—Seven officials from China's leading research and corporate energy organizations met today with West Virginia University faculty and U.S. Department of Energy and National Energy Technology Laboratory leaders to discuss advances in converting coal to transportation fuels while capturing and storing carbon dioxide emissions."
"The meeting was organized by the U.S. China Energy Center, a program of the National Research Center for Coal and Energy (NRCCE) at WVU. The Shenhua Group in China is developing the world's first commercial direct coal liquefaction (DCL) plant in northwestern China at a cost of about $1.5 billion. With support from the U.S. Department of Energy, WVU and Shenhua Group have been evaluating the economic and environmental impacts of the DCL technology."
"WVU participants included:
- Richard Bajura, director, National Research Center for Coal and Energy
- Jerald Fletcher, professor, Div. of Resource Management and director, U.S. China Energy Center
- Tim Carr, Marshall Miller Professor, Dept. of Geology and Geography
- Elliot Kennel, research professor and John Zondlo, professor, Dept. of Chemical Engineering"
And, hey!, it's Morgantown - where WV's Senator Jennings Randolph took off in a coal-powered airplane, in the early 1940's !, to fly to Washington and promote coal-to-oil.