EPRI, GTI Research Vision Identifies R&D Priorities to Accelerate Energy System Decarbonization
PALO ALTO, Calif., April 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and Gas Technology Institute (GTI) released the Research Vision for the Low-Carbon Resources Initiative (LCRI), a joint project backed by more than $111 million in funding from 39 sponsors including the latest sponsor, NiSource. The Research Vision outlines preliminary research, development, and demonstration priorities for the next five years as part of the LCRI's mission to support a clean energy transition.
The Research Vision focuses on the importance of a value chain approach, highlighting eight focus areas: renewable fuels, hydrocarbon-based processes, electrolytic processes, delivery and storage, power generation, end-use of low-carbon resources, safety and environmental aspects, and integrated energy system analysis. These research areas represent the greatest opportunities for electric and gas industry to commercialize and deploy low-carbon energy carriers and fuels, as well as the cross-cutting technologies needed to support their production, transport, storage and utilization. The Research Vision is a living document that will incorporate lessons learned through project execution, global participation, and collaboration.
"Our Research Vision is a culmination of more than a year of work and engagement with hundreds of advisors across the energy industry," said Neva Espinoza, EPRI Vice President of Energy Supply and Low-Carbon Resources. "It reflects global participation and collaboration and identifies the areas where this initiative can be most impactful. The LCRI's value chain approach acknowledges the importance of understanding the integration of new technologies, interdependencies of a complex energy ecosystem, and various pathways that support the transition to a decarbonized future."
"The LCRI Research Vision represents the collective involvement from leading companies across the integrated energy value chain," said Mike Rutkowski, GTI Senior Vice President of Research and Technology Development. "Continued collaboration and leverage will advance the technologies needed at scale to transition our energy system to low-carbon by midcentury in a safe, resilient, affordable, and customer-focused manner."
The 39 LCRI sponsors represent a broad spectrum of the energy industry. They are leaders demonstrating commitment to meeting emissions reductions goals and advancing the innovative technologies needed to get there.
EPRI and GTI are hosting two virtual events to highlight the Research Vision April 21 and 22:
Low-Carbon Resources Initiative: Research Vision for Deep Decarbonization
Industry Collaboration Panel
Global R&D Perspectives Panel
Low-Carbon Resources Initiative: Unpacking the Research Vision
Demonstrations to Scale Technologies Panel
Register and find more information here.
GTI research initiatives solve important global energy challenges across the industry's value chain—supply, conversion, delivery, and end use. From concept to commercialization, GTI offers an integrated systems perspective to expand the supply of clean and affordable natural gas and renewable energy; ensure a safe and reliable infrastructure; deliver solutions for efficient and environmentally responsible use of energy; reduce and manage carbon emissions; and advance energy systems innovations that protect air, land, water and communities while enhancing economic growth. www.gti.energy
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