President Tate's Scholarship First Agenda

Energy  

Opportunity

LSU is uniquely positioned to partner with industry to find new ways to fuel our nation. By building a research platform for energy resilience, aimed at reducing carbon emissions and reusing and recycling carbon, we will translate existing resources and expertise into new opportunities and jobs to power Louisiana and protect the vitality of Louisiana’s energy industry. Our researchers are working toward cleaner, safer, and more sustainable energy production and use, including more efficient oil and gas recovery that is better for the environment. We can serve as a national model for energy-related collaboration at the intersection of science and engineering through carbon capture, reuse, and storage. LSU will play a pivotal role in meeting our nation’s future energy needs. 

Importance

Louisiana’s considerable natural resources are facing serious challenges that put the state’s and nation's energy resilience at risk. Energy is central to Louisiana’s economy, and Louisiana is central to the nation’s energy supply. Through innovation and discovery, LSU will help Louisiana fuel our future.

Vision

LSU is uniquely positioned to pioneer the path forward to protect and preserve our state’s energy economy. We will:

  • Build a collaborative research platform for resilience within Louisiana’s energy industry
  • Create a national energy hub focused on safe and sustained energy sources
  • Partner with industry to cultivate and prepare talent for the evolution of energy-related jobs in Louisiana for the next 50 years and beyond

Impact 

Energy Innovation in Action

LSU’s Craft & Hawkins Department of Petroleum Engineering is the first in the country to offer a formal CCUS concentration. While other institutions are adding courses, tracks, or certificates related to this topic, Louisiana’s position at or near the epicenter of carbon capture and storage activity adds to the opportunities available to LSU students.

The LSU Provost’s Fund for Innovation in Research has announced $1.1 million in faculty research grants to 33 projects, including several spanning multiple priority areas.

The LSU Provost’s Fund for Innovation in Research has announced $1.1 million in faculty research grants to 33 projects, including several focusing in the area of energy research.

Explore All Five Priorities

LSU has aligned core areas of strength and potential strength with Louisiana’s most important challenges and opportunities.