University of Texas Permian Basin received a grant of $1 million from National Science Foundation for research and to support implementation of technologies in Permian Basin. The grant was issued to UTPB’s Texas Water and Energy Institute and College of Engineering for research and development on water and energy technologies, carbon and materials management, renewable power, produced water technologies, entrepreneurship and education. Partners in the program include eight universities in Texas and New Mexico and three national laboratories.
Dr. George Nnanna, professor and director of the UTPB institute, said, “This collaboration will advance research in next-generation energy technologies, translate innovation into practice, and support workforce development throughout the region.”
Other universities involved are Midland College, Odessa College, Texas-El Paso, Texas A&M, Texas-Austin, New Mexico Tech and New Mexico State, and other groups include Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation, GTI Energy, NREL Energy and Sandia National Laboratories.