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John and Willie Leone Family Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering

The John and Willie Leone Family Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering helps solve the world’s energy problems through high-quality, innovative teaching, research, and service. From mineral recovery to its use, the department plays a major role in the "power of life." Its mission is to help supply society with an affordable supply of energy and minerals; work to ensure human health and safety; and protect and maintain the quality of the environment. View the information below to learn more.

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Carbon dioxide-to-methanol process improved by catalyst
06/28/2018

Dramatic improvements have been made to the process of converting carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas, to methanol, a fuel and building block for a wide range of everyday materials, according to Penn State researchers.


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Penn State announces fixed-term faculty promotions, effective July 1, 2018
06/25/2018

The following is a list of fixed-term faculty promotions at Penn State, effective July 1.


The more new generation capacity that enters the market, the larger the reduction in wholesale energy costs
Nuclear power shutdowns won't spike power prices
06/19/2018

Despite economic woes that could shutter two of Pennsylvania's nuclear power plants -- which generate 6 percent of the state's power -- power prices will remain steady due to low natural gas prices, according to Seth Blumsack, associate professor of energy policy and economics, Penn State.


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EMS academic and alumni leaders create Open Doors Scholarships
06/07/2018

The Kump, Bryja and Schlosser families have stepped up for Penn State students through philanthropy.


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EcoCoin: New program aims to decrease plastic bag use on campus
05/30/2018

A new program aims to reduce the number of plastic bags used at the Penn State Bookstore. The program, called EcoCoin, will launch initially on the University Park campus this summer. Sam Anawalt, the director of the EcoCoin program, is a Penn State junior studying energy and sustainability policy.