New Venture Converts Acid Mine Drainage to Shale Drilling Water

Battelle, the world’s largest nonprofit research and development organization (based in Columbus, OH), and Winner Global LLC, a privately-held energy and environmental technology company (based in Sharon, PA), formed a joint venture in January called Winner Water Services that will purify acid mine drainage from abandoned coal mines into water that can be used for drilling and fracking operations in the Marcellus and Utica Shale.

Winner has not finalized the site of its first plant, but expects to soon. The first of seven plants should be operational by this fall…

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