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Louisiana Energy Transition Engine

Louisiana Energy Transition Engine (Louisiana), led by Louisiana State University, aims to enable a clean energy transition for the state by advancing research and commercialization efforts in the areas of carbon capture, the use of hydrogen as an alternative fuel, carbon dioxide as a feedstock, and sustainable water and sustainable manufacturing for clean energy to promote pathways to decarbonization across the state of Louisiana.

Map of the region of service for the Louisiana Energy Transition Engine: Louisiana (entire state).
Lead organization: Louisiana State University.

Region of service: Louisiana (entire state).

Competitive advantage: Louisiana is currently the global leader in carbon dioxide emissions per capita due to the strong presence of the hydrocarbon industry in the state, emitting 50 tons of CO2 per year per capita. Because of this challenge, researchers, industry partners and public sector partners in the state are driving some of the most transformative efforts to enable a clean energy transition for the state as the nation and world work to meet aggressive goals to decarbonize. This NSF Engine has identified critical research and development topic areas that must be advanced to drive clean energy innovations and get closer to a net-zero carbon future. It will pursue those goals while cultivating an innovation ecosystem of tech companies that support the nation's transition to clean energy, while also driving economic growth through job creation and training opportunities in the clean energy sector.

NSF award: NSF-2315727

Key technology areas
Advanced energy and industrial efficiency technologies, advanced materials, artificial intelligence, disaster prevention and mitigation, robotics and advanced manufacturing.