The Appalachian Energy Center (AEC) supports the research enterprise at Appalachian State University by:

  • SUPPORTING - We provide seed funding, dedicated post-award grant management services, and research development support.

  • CONNECTING - The AEC can help you find and build relationships with collaborators and partners, internal and external to the University.

  • LEADING - We facilitate engaged learning opportunities through our Energy Extension Program and can lead larger, more complex proposals.

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Featured Facility

Jeremy Ferrell with biofuel
Appalachian State University with partner Catawba County operates a modular biodiesel research and testing facility located at the NC EcoComplex, an eco-industrial park centered on the Blackburn landfill in Newton, NC.