Analytical lab for coal, oil, water, and air pollution

CONSOL Research and Development, part of CONSOL Energy Inc. has provided energy and environmental research and technical services at our 80-acre facility for over 50 years. We are located approximately 9 miles south of Pittsburgh in South Park, Pennsylvania. Our mission includes energy development, energy efficiency enhancements, fossil fuel emissions reduction, development of emerging energy-related technologies, and integration of existing technologies for the production and consumption of coal and natural gas. CONSOL R&D's staff of experienced chemists, engineers and scientists provide a wide range of analytical services, source sampling services, metallurgical coal characterization services, pilot plant design and operation, and coal pulverizing services.

Take a tour of our R&D facility with VP Steve Winberg

Our people in the Spotlight

Dan Connell and Mark Dunkerley talk about CONSOL Energy?s efforts in R&D.
Deborah Kosmack discusses her work on PFBC-EET.

The Advanced Energy Initiative at West Virginia University coordinates and promotes University-wide research in science, technology and public policy. AEI brings together a network of more than 100 energy researchers from four colleges and more than twenty centers or institutes to promote both discipline-specific and multi-disciplinary energy research. Because West Virginia is a leading energy producing state, AEI seeks, through its emphasis on science and technology research, to enable West Virginia's industries to address emerging energy production and consumption issues as well as to create new energy opportunities though discovery and the development of new technologies.

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CONSOL R&D provides a wide array of services to both government and private clients

Research Services conducts and coordinates numerous government and privately funded projects that develop and demonstrate emissions control technologies for new and existing power plants, greenhouse gas reduction technologies, and carbon sequestration technologies.
Analytical Services provides sampling, analytical measurements, and consulting services for fuels, geological samples, water quality, air and water emissions, oil analysis, preventive maintenance, and mercury emissions. The analytical services group maintains a modern 20,000 sq. ft. facility equipped with a wide variety of analytical instruments and experienced staff to meet your sampling, analytical and consulting needs.
Air Sampling Services provides EPA Title V compliance testing and consulting, specializing in quantification and speciation of mercury emissions, and mercury mass balance testing. CONSOL R&D has provided emissions testing and optimization of emissions control equipment at large electric power generators for more than 20 years.
Metallurgical Coal Services operates a coal carbonization testing and research facility that determines the coking characteristics of coals and coal blends for the metallurgical coal customers. The facility features and capabilities include a pilot scale coke oven, sole heated oven, coal and coke petrography, coke reactivity and physical and chemical characterization.
Pilot Plant Services has the infrastructure and experienced engineers to offer design, construction and operation services associated with pilot plants used in the research field. These services are provided to clients that require a pilot plant to demonstrate the commercial viability of their technology or to provide a test platform for technology enhancement and testing.
Pulverizing Services has a two ton per hour pulverizing facility available to pulverize coal and prepare for bulk shipment in 'super sacks" or bulk transport by truck.