BOISE, ID – March 1, 2021 – Intermountain Gas Company has signed on to participate in a newly formed low-carbon joint venture by the Gas Technology Institute (GTI) and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI). The Low-Carbon Resources Initiative (LCRI) is a unique, international collaboration spanning the natural gas and electric sectors that will help advance global, deep decarbonization of all segments of the economy.
The goal of the five-year initiative is to accelerate the development and demonstration of low-carbon energy technologies. The LCRI is targeting advancements in low-carbon electric generation technologies and low-carbon energy carriers, such as hydrogen, ammonia, synthetic fuels, and biofuels.
“We are excited to be participating in this initiative. As we look to a clean energy future, natural gas, as well as our safe and reliable delivery system, has an important role to play,” said Nicole Kivisto, President and CEO of Intermountain Gas Company. “This follows our work over the past year to support the growing renewable natural gas (RNG) industry in Idaho by providing access to our delivery system, allowing producers to move RNG to their end-use customers. Our participation in LCRI will build on the success of our RNG efforts.”
LCRI underscores the collaborative research model employed by both GTI and EPRI, bringing industry stakeholders together to conduct clean energy research and development. The initial industry funding of $10 million is expected to be leveraged many times over its $100 million target through public and private collaboration.
Intermountain Gas Company is a natural gas distribution company serving approximately 381,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in 76 communities in southern Idaho. Intermountain is a subsidiary of MDU Resources Group, Inc., a member of the S&P MidCap 400 index and the S&P High-Yield Dividend Aristocrats index and is Building a Strong America® by providing essential products and services through its regulated energy delivery and construction materials and services businesses. For more information about MDU Resources, see the company’s website at www.mdu.com. For more information about Intermountain, visit www.intgas.com.
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