EPRI and GTI launch initiative to accelerate low-carbon energy technologies

August 16, 2020 |

In California, the Electric Power Research Institute and Gas Technology Institute are embarking on a five-year Low-Carbon Resources Initiative to accelerate the development and demonstration of low-carbon energy technologies. The LCRI is targeting advancements in low-carbon electric generation technologies and low-carbon energy carriers, such as hydrogen, ammonia, synthetic fuels, and biofuels.

Seeded with $10 million from the EPRI collaborative, funding for the initiative is expected to be leveraged many times over its $100 million target through public and private collaboration.

The Low-Carbon Resources Initiative (LCRI) is a unique, international collaborative spanning the electric and gas sectors that will help advance global, economy-wide deep decarbonization. With 18 anchor sponsors, the LCRI leverages the collaborative research model employed by both EPRI and GTI, bringing industry stakeholders together to conduct clean energy R&D for society’s benefit.

Sponsors of the initiative represent a wide swath of the energy industry, bringing exceptional knowledge and depth to the LCRI. These entities include:

American Electric Power, Con Edison, Dominion Energy, Duke Energy, Exelon Corporation, Lincoln Electric System, Los Angeles Department of Water & Power, Missouri River Energy Services, Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Americas, National Fuel, New York Power Authority, Portland General Electric, PPL Corporation, Salt River Project, SoCalGas, Southern California Edison, Southern Company, and the Tennessee Valley Authority

This worldwide collaborative will:

  • Identify and accelerate fundamental development of promising technologies
  • Demonstrate and assess the performance of key technologies and processes
  • Inform key stakeholders and the public about technology options and potential pathways to a low-carbon future

For LCRI’s anchor sponsors, the initiative represents a key step toward achieving decarbonization goals over the next thirty years.

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