LSU-led Team Wins Largest Grant Ever Awarded by U.S. National Science Foundation

January 29, 2024

Dow Unit Operations Laboratory in Patrick F. Taylor Hall at LSU

A statewide effort led by LSU has won the largest grant ever awarded by the U.S. National Science Foundation, providing up to $160 million to support Louisiana’s energy industry, create jobs, and develop the energy workforce.

The NSF Engines grant, announced earlier today in Washington, D.C., focuses on energy transition and decarbonization of Louisiana’s industrial corridor.

Louisiana’s team, called Future Use of Energy in Louisiana, or FUEL, includes private energy companies, universities, community and technical colleges, and state agencies that will work together to drive technology and workforce development in support of Louisiana’s energy industry.

“Leading the FUEL team and being selected for this transformational grant affirms what we already knew – that LSU is one of the nation’s premier research universities, poised to change the lives of the people of Louisiana and the world,” LSU President William F. Tate IV said. “By teaming up with our partners across the state in education, industry and government, we are leveraging the intellectual capital of our state’s best and brightest to make a difference for the energy industry and for the people of every parish in Louisiana.”

Learn more about the NSF grant and FUEL