Fracking Research

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Dear University of Sunderland,

I would like to formally request the following information regarding Hydraulic fracturing (also hydrofracturing, hydrofracking, fracking, or fraccing); a well-stimulation technique in which rock is fractured by a hydraulically pressurized liquid:

1) The total value of successful research grants received by the university in the area
of Hydraulic fracturing, between Jan 1st 2001 and 2nd Dec 2014, broken down by each year?

2) The value of each individual research grant received in the area of Hydraulic fracturing, between Jan 1st 2001 and 2nd Dec 2014, as well as. the year they were received and who funded the grant?

3) The value of any donations or partnerships received for research in the area of Hydraulic fracturing, between Jan 1st 2001 and 2nd Dec 2014, as well as. the year they were received and who funded the grant?

Yours faithfully,

Andrew Taylor

Sunfoi sunfoi, University of Sunderland

Dear Andrew,

Thank you for your request for information, which was received at the University on 15/02/2015 and is being handled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.  The University is currently researching your queries and will respond in due course.

Many Thanks

Sarah Preece
Administrative Support Officer / PA to Helen Cutting
Legal, Governance and Business Assurance
University of Sunderland
4th Floor
Edinburgh Building
City Campus
Chester Road
Sunderland
SR1 3SD
Tel: 0191 5152418

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Sunfoi sunfoi, University of Sunderland

Dear Andrew,

 

Freedom of Information Request FOI385

 

I refer to your Freedom of Information Request received on 15th February
2015.  You requested the following information:

 

Your Request

  

I would like to formally request the following information regarding
Hydraulic fracturing (also hydrofracturing, hydrofracking, fracking, or
fraccing); a well-stimulation technique in which rock is fractured by a
hydraulically pressurized liquid:

 

1) The total value of successful research grants received by the
university in the area

of Hydraulic fracturing, between Jan 1st 2001 and 2nd Dec 2014, broken
down by each year?

 

2) The value of each individual research grant received in the area of
Hydraulic fracturing, between Jan 1st 2001 and 2nd Dec 2014, as well as.
the year they were received and who funded the grant?

 

3) The value of any donations or partnerships received for research in the
area of Hydraulic fracturing, between Jan 1st 2001 and 2nd Dec 2014, as
well as. the year they were received and who funded the grant?

 

University’s Response

 

Further to Section 1 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the “Act”) we
confirm that the information requested is held by the University of
Sunderland (the “University”).

 

The University of Sunderland has not been in receipt of any research grant
funding between 1^st January 2001 and 2^nd December 2014 in the area of
hydraulic fracking.

 

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University of Sunderland,

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Sunderland,

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