The Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment has announced that its Princeton E-ffiliates Partnership will support two projects this year, both focused on optimizing the capture and storage of carbon, which would otherwise contribute to climate change as atmospheric carbon dioxide.
Princeton E-ffiliates Partnership is a membership-based program that offers corporations a unique opportunity to engage in big-picture thinking and to find innovative solutions in energy and the environment. Member companies engage in close collaborations with academic experts to pursue transformational innovations.
Each year a request for research proposals is released and faculty can apply for an award supported by E-ffiliates. This year's awards, granted last month, provide one year of funding for the projects and total over $250,000.
- Claire White, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering and the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, will lead a project to develop a more energy-efficient material to capture carbon from complex industrial emissions.
- Lars Hedin, the George M. Moffett Professor of Biology, and professor of ecology and evolutionary biology and the Princeton Environmental Institute, will head a project focused on identifying conditions and areas across the globe that are best suited for carbon storage by applying intelligent land management.
Mark Zondlo, associate director for external partnerships at the Andlinger Center, said the projects highlight Princeton’s unique ability to bring together experts from a range of disciplines.
“These projects bring expertise across materials science, biology, geosciences, and computational engineering to the challenge of removing carbon from the atmosphere,” said Zondlo, an associate professor of civil and environmental engineering. “E-ffiliates identifies critical areas where innovations are needed in energy and the environment, and supports research on the topics through these awards.”
Adapted from the Andlinger Center: Read the full article on the E-ffiliates awards.
To learn more about E-ffiliates, contact Spencer Reynolds in Corporate Engagement.