Category Archives: MATRIC Matters Blog

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MATRIC Executive Participates in WV Marcellus to Manufacturing Conference

MATRIC | Mid-Atlantic Technology, Research & Innovation Center President & CEO, Steve Hedrick, participated in the West Virginia Marcellus to Manufacturing (M2M) Ethane Development Conference on March 26, 2014.  Hosted by the West Virginia Manufacturers Association, the conference drew hundreds of people from various upstream and downstream players from across the United States.

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MATRIC Supports the Development of the NETL’s Energy Data eXchange (EDX)

Energy Data eXchange (EDX) is the National Energy Technology Laboratory’s (NETL) online system for accessing reliable information and data relevant to fossil energy research within NETL portfolios. MATRIC joined the EDX team in October 2012 as the primary developer and implemented a customized solution utilizing the CKAN open-source data portal platform. The initial CKAN-based EDX …

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MATRIC Announces Gregory S. Babe to Replace Paul E. Arbogast as Chairman of the Board of Directors; New Directors Announced

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.VA, February 13, 2014 – Mid-Atlantic Technology, Research & Innovation Center (MATRIC) announced today that Gregory S. Babe has replaced Paul E. Arbogast as Chairman of the Board of Directors, effective February 1, 2014.

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Four Reasons You Need to Utilize a Pilot Plant

Four Reasons You Need to Utilize a Pilot Plant

Four Reasons You Need to Utilize a Pilot Plant

Worried about separations? Worried about yield?  Have recycle streams in your process? You’re in need of a pilot plant.

Pilot plants and are an extension of the early development work, and until you run an entire process from start …

MATRIC continues to serve customers during time of WV crisis

The Charleston, W.Va., water contamination issue continues to lead national and international media headlines. As a company based in the greater Charleston area, it’s easy to say that last week is one for the West Virginia record books. First, we experience unseasonably and dangerously low temperatures and wind chills, which subsided by mid-week. Then on Friday, more than …

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Education and Innovation: Two Keys to Success with a WV Ethane Cracker


The recent announcement by Odebrecht and Governor Tomblin was an exciting moment for the state of West Virginia.  But there is a long journey ahead.  The train has only left the station, and we need to work together to keep it both on track and moving ahead.  Both education and innovation are critical to maintaining this positive …

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Conversion of Renewable Raw Materials to Chemicals and Fuels

Sustainability is an issue of concern for many companies that plan to provide the chemicals, plastics and fuels of the future. The use of fossil resources needs to be managed to conserve the existing stocks and provide time to invest in research and the development of new technologies.

Renewable raw materials have been utilized for years as the building blocks for …

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Charleston Area Alliance Honors MATRIC with the “Forward to the Future” Award

MATRIC is on the move.

The Charleston Area Alliance announced earlier this month that MATRIC is the most recent recipient of its “Forward to the Future” award. The award is presented monthly to a business, individual or community group, whose innovative work is propelling the Alliance’s Vision 2030 plan forward. MATRIC was selected by the Alliance for its “continuing work …

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Natural Gas, U.S. Manufacturing and the Future…

The buzz around natural gas never seems to end. From the American Chemistry Council’s response in September to the IHS report to The Wall Street Journal’s story on October 25th.  Natural gas is poising American manufacturing for a renaissance. But how do we best prepare for this renaissance…for the future?

What Does It Take to Implement a Successful Chemical Process?

What Does It Take to Implement a Successful Chemical Process

What does it take to implement a successful chemical process?

Chemical processing – the simplest of terms – is a method or means of changing one or more chemicals or chemical compounds. This change can happen by itself or by force from the outside. Where the challenge lies is how …

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