MONTGOMERY - The West Virginia University Institute of Technology will receive a $25,000 grant from PPG Industries, which will allow students to continue groundbreaking research in the area of renewable energy.

Natrium plant manager and Tech alumnus Jim Rock presented the award
recently on the WVU Tech campus.

"PPG is pleased to make a significant donation to the West Virginia University Institute of Technology's new Biochemical Teaching and Laboratory initiative to provide hands-on chemistry experiences for students," Rock said.

The funding is part of a $1.7 million campaign supporting the biochemistry lab. These grants will continue the institution's research into coal as a cleaner energy resource.

"PPG has hired many exceptional WVU Tech graduates who continue to make important contributions to our business," Rock said. "Today's $25,000 donation is the first installment of a total $50,000 contribution to the University program over the next two years."

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