Energy Center

Partnering With the State of Indiana

CCTR Center for Coal Technology Research (CCTR) SUFG State Utility Forecasting Group (SUFG)

Misson Statement

The goal and purpose of the Center for Coal Technology Research (CCTR) is to address the vital issue of determining suitable coal technologies which will meet the economic and environmental priorities of Indiana. In the short run, the current decision processes of purchasers of Indiana coals, primarily the electric utilities, need to be better understood. Then in the long run, the technology factors that will control future coal use in Indiana, the Illinois Basin and Midwest region generally need to be assessed as they are more varied.


The State Utility Forecasting Group (SUFG) has been in existence since 1985 when Indiana Regulatory Commission (IURC) contracted with Purdue & Indiana Univeristies, to READ MORE

Marty Irwin
Marty Irwin, Director

Phone: (765) 494.7414
Douglas Gotham
Douglas Gotham, Director

Phone: (765) 494.0851

Paul PreckelPaul Preckel, Faculty Director

Phone: (765) 494.4240 or 494.5410

About the Energy Center

The Center’s mission is to grow the Purdue energy research and education enterprise. We engage researchers and students in a community that delivers new discoveries and develops disruptive technologies with national and global impact.

Current Events


Maureen McCann

Director, Energy Center,
Global Sustainability Institute

Pankaj Sharma

Managing Director, Energy Center,
Global Sustainability Institute

Mann Hall, Rm 105
203 South Martin Jischke Dr.
Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN 47907-1971