This week the Low-Carbon Resources Initiative (LCRI), a joint project led by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and Gas Technology Institute (GTI), said it surpassed a major milestone of $100 million in funding, adding its 33rdsponsor, Xcel Energy. This global collaboration is gaining momentum in delivering scientific credibility and objectivity to support international decarbonization, said the organization in a press release.
LCRI is a five-year initiative that brings together industry stakeholders to accelerate development and demonstration of low- and zero-carbon energy technologies through transformative, clean energy research and development.
“As industry and government take aggressive action to address climate change, LCRI is identifying and accelerating low-carbon options essential to a clean energy future,” said Neva Espinoza, Vice President of Energy Supply and Low-Carbon Resources. “Together EPRI and GTI are driving a historic effort, combining our unique technical expertise with deep experience from leading energy companies to make a net-zero future possible.”
“The strong interest in technology solutions for low carbon resources is indicative of the challenge to meeting mid-century decarbonization goals,” said Mike Rutkowski, GTI Senior Vice President of Research & Technology Development. “We feel the LCRI will provide its sponsors with a means for the scale, leverage, and collaboration needed to address this global challenge.”
Sponsors of the initiative represent a broad spectrum of energy industry leaders committed to decarbonization. In joining LCRI, these organizations are demonstrating their profound commitment to meeting emissions reductions goals and advancing the innovative technologies needed to get there.
|Alliant||Ameren||American Electric Power|
|Arizona Public Service||CenterPoint Energy||CPS Energy|
|ConEdison||Consumers Energy||Dominion Energy|
|Duke Energy||Exelon Corporation||GE|
|Intermountain Gas Company||Lincoln Electric System||Los Angeles Department of |
Water & Power
|Missouri River Energy |
|Mitsuibishi Hitachi Power |
|National Grid||Nebraska Public Power |
|New York Power Authority|
|NOMAC||Oglethorpe Power||Portland General Electric|
|PPL Corporation||Salt River Project||SoCalGas|
|Southern California Edison||Southern Company||Tennessee Valley Authority|
|Tri-State Generation and |
|WEC Energy Group||Xcel Energy|
The body of technical work around LCRI continues to grow. A public whitepaper, “An Introduction to Low-Carbon Fuels,” is available now for download, and a technology research plan will be unveiled in the second quarter of 2021 outlining the initiative’s research and development priorities.