The Goal

Our goal is to improve the way we extract, transform, and use conventional and alternative energy resources in order to reduce global reliance on fossil fuels. We strive to promote innovative solutions to the energy challenges of today and the alternative energy sources of tomorrow.

The focus of our university-wide integrated research endeavor is on the technological development and deployment of new sustainable energy and fuel resources. We facilitate a dialogue among researchers that enables research teams to inform stakeholders and decision-makers in both the government and the private sector concerning conventional and alternative fuels, energy efficiency, the impacts of climate change and pollution, and the economic and policy implications of the transition to a new energy paradigm over the next decade.

The USCEI integrates R&D across the energy spectrum- From fossil fuels to renewables, energy efficiency change, water, and societal interactions.