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Energy Centers of Excellence

National Center for Hydrogen Technology
University of North Dakota - Energy & Environmental Research Center

15 North 23rd Street, Stop 9018
Grand Forks, ND 58202-9018
701-777-5000

Launch Date: February 2006
Award: $2.5 million
Matching and Leveraged Funds: $58.606 million

The National Center for Hydrogen Technology (NCHT) conducts research, development, demonstration, and commercialization projects for the production and use of hydrogen as a practical fuel. Hydrogen has the potential to decrease U.S. dependence on foreign oil while at the same time decreasing the environmental impact of energy technologies. In conjunction with a large array of private sector partners, the NCHT is leading the way in developing and demonstrating hydrogen production and utilization technologies such as the hydrogen on-demand gas station, production of hydrogen from fossil and renewable fuels, and the use of hydrogen in fuel cells, combustion engines, and turbines.
 
National Energy Center of Excellence
Bismarck State College

1200 Schafer Street
P.O. Box 5587
Bismarck, ND 58506
800-852-5685

Launch Date: February 2006
Award: $3 million
Matching and Leveraged Funds: $7.292 million

The National Energy Center of Excellence (NECE) is a worldwide leader in energy education and training for the energy industry. Partnerships with the North Dakota energy industry allow the NECE to build a pipeline of multi-skilled workers to meet the 21st century demands of this industry. The efforts of this center enable students and energy companies to succeed in a competitive, ever-changing industry.
 
Petroleum Safety and Technology Center
Williston State College

1410 University Avenue
Williston, ND 58801
866-938-6963

Launch Date: May 2006
Award: $400,000
Matching and Leveraged Funds: $1.183 million

The Petroleum Safety and Technology Center trains workers for the oil and gas industry. The center works closely with its industry partners to develop and maintain state-of-the-art training programs. The hands-on training sessions are designed to help oil and gas production workers work safely and efficiently.
 
Petroleum Research, Education, and Entrepreneurship Center of Excellence
University of North Dakota

81 Cornell Street Stop 8358
Grand Forks, ND 58202-8358
701-777-4449

Launch Date: June 2009
Award: $3 million
Matching and Leveraged Funds: $6.604 million

The Petroleum Research, Education, and Entrepreneurship Center of Excellence focuses on improving our understanding of the Williston Basin oil deposits with special attention to the Bakken Formation. The center aims to develop enhanced oil recovery techniques as well as address other challenges and opportunities relating to petroleum exploration and production such as CO2 sequestration and geothermal energy.
 
SUNRISE BioProducts: A Center of Excellence for Chemicals, Polymers, and Composites from Crop Oils
University of North Dakota

241 Centennial Drive, Stop 7101
Grand Forks, ND 58202-7101
701-777-2958

Launch Date: June 2009
Award: $2.95 million
Matching and Leveraged Funds: $3.854 million

The purpose of the SUNRISE BioProducts Center of Excellence is to invent, develop, and commercialize green industrial chemicals, polymers, and fiber composites using crop oils as the primary raw material. This Center is administered by the North Dakota Sustainable Energy Research Initiative and Supporting Education (ND SUNRISE) program. The mission of ND SURNISE includes conducting research that contributes to solving energy-related problems and leads to economic development in North Dakota.

 
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