LSU Engineering Departments Team Up to Create a Net-Zero Carbon Future in South Louisiana

LSU Engineering Departments Team Up to Create a Net-Zero Carbon Future in South Louisiana

LSU’s chemical and petroleum engineering departments are working with the Greater New Orleans Development Foundation on a federally funded project called H2TheFuture. The goal of the project is to shift the south Louisiana industrial corridor towards a net-zero carbon future. LSU is involved in the testbed workstream which focuses on capturing and transporting carbon dioxide. In addition, LSU is broadening outreach to K-12 institutions to educate students about hydrogen technologies and other STEM activities. Their research includes an on-campus power plant, CO2 capture system, sequestration loop, CO2 electrolyzers, and more.

Federally Funded Net-Zero Carbon Initiatives

In recent years, the federal government has invested heavily in initiatives to reduce carbon emissions and achieve net-zero carbon goals. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, over $7 billion in federal funding has been allocated for clean energy projects since 2009. This includes investments in renewable energy sources such as solar, wind, and geothermal power, as well as energy efficiency measures such as smart grid technology and building retrofits. Additionally, the federal government has provided more than $2 billion in grants to states and local governments for climate change mitigation efforts since 2010. These investments are helping to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and move the United States closer to achieving its goal of net-zero carbon by 2050.
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