Decarbonizing complex industries and processes

MIT Faculty and Researchers

Audun Botterud (lead), Dharik Mallapragada (lead), Robert Stoner (lead), Saurabh Amin, Anuradha Annaswamy, Clare Balboni, Kirkor Bozdogan, Antje Danielson, Pablo Duenas-Martinez, Kerry Emanuel, Betar Gallant, Emre Gencer, T. Alan Hatton, Marija Ilic, Christopher Knittel, Donald Lessard, Jennifer Morris, Elsa Olivetti, Sergey Paltsev, Ignacio Perez-Arriaga, Christoph Reinhart, Angeliki Diane Rigos, Sanjay Sarma, Richard Schmalensee, Andy Sun, Yogesh Surendranath, Jessika Trancik

External Collaborators

Kelly Sims Gallagher (Tufts University)

Research summary

We propose to create a new, multidisciplinary center at MIT, called the Low-Carbon Co-Design Institute (LC-CDI). The ultimate success of efforts to limit the pace and extent of global warming depends on the widespread adoption of fast-moving improvements in clean energy technology to enable climate-friendly economic development around the world — especially in countries that have large unmet energy needs, and which are particularly vulnerable to the disruptive effects of climate change. The LC-CDI will leverage MIT’s expertise and resources — in climate science, emerging energy technologies, energy-system design and modeling, techno-economic analysis, and energy-system regulation and policy — to enable emerging market and developing economy (EMDE) countries to address the critical, multidimensional challenge of meeting rapidly growing energy demand while simultaneously electrifying and decarbonizing their energy systems.

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