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Purdue partners with Chinese university to explore clean coal technologies

Purdue is forming a joint research partnership with a Chinese university.

Officials with Purdue's Energy Center and the Center for Environment and Zhejiang University formalized creation of the Clean Energy Research Initiative this morning.

Energy Center director Maureen McCann says the effort will focus on advancing clean energy technologies, specifically biomass and coal.

She says the partnership will include student and faculty exchanges, workshops and other educational programs.

McCann says professors from Zhejiang University also spend part of their time working in power plants and other industrial settings.

She says this gives them a unique perspective on the real-world applications of clean energy research.