The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and Gas Technology Institute (GTI) are embarking on a five-year initiative to accelerate the development and demonstration of low-carbon energy technologies in the USA. With increasingly ambitious decarbonisation goals from private companies and governments alike, existing technology is not enough to achieve those targets.

The Low-Carbon Resources Initiative (LCRI) is an international collaboration spanning the electric and gas sectors that is intended to help advance global, economy-wide deep decarbonisation. With 18 anchor sponsors, the LCRI uses 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 spectrum of the energy industry and include American Electric Power, Con Edison, Dominion Energy, Duke Energy, and Exelon Corporation, Mitsubishi, New York Power Authority, Southern California Edison and the Tennessee Valley Authority 

The LCRI is targeting advancements in low-carbon electric generation technologies and low-carbon energy carriers, such as hydrogen, ammonia, synthetic fuels, and biofuels. This worldwide collaborative will identify and accelerate fundamental development of promising technologies, demonstrate and assess the performance of key technologies and processes and inform key stakeholders and the public about technology options and potential pathways to a low-carbon future.