Global Climate and Energy Project at Stanford University

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The Global Climate and Energy Project (GCEP) at Stanford University seeks new solutions to one of the grand challenges of this century: supplying energy to meet the changing needs of a growing world population in a way that protects the environment.
Their  mission is to conduct fundamental research on technologies that will permit the development of global energy systems with significantly lower greenhouse gas emissions.
With the support and participation of four international companies—ExxonMobil, General Electric, Schlumberger, and Toyota—GCEP is a unique collaboration of the world’s energy experts from research institutions and private industry. The Project’s sponsors will invest a total of $225 million over a decade or more as GCEP explores energy technologies that are efficient, environmentally benign, and cost-effective when deployed on a large scale.
GCEP which was launched in December 2002, is well on its way to developing and managing a portfolio of innovative energy research programs. They currently have a number of exciting research projects taking place across disciplines throughout the Stanford campus and have started collaborating with leading institutions around the world.


GCEP’s primary objective is to build a diverse portfolio of research on technologies that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions, if successful in the marketplace.


Among GCEP’s specific goals:


1. Identify promising research opportunities for low-emissions, high-efficiency energy technologies.


2. Identify barriers to the large-scale application of these new technologies.


3. Conduct fundamental research into technologies that will help to overcome these barriers and provide the basis for large-scale applications.


4. Share research results with a wide audience, including the science and engineering community, media, business, governments, and potential end-users.

One Response to “Global Climate and Energy Project at Stanford University”

  1. Mark

    GCEP is undertaking an effort to collect data and map the exergy destruction and the associated carbon cycle of the natural and anthropogenic energy systems at a global level. Exergy is the useful portion of energy that allows us to do work and perform energy services. This effort is intended to illustrate the complexity, interconnectedness, and efficiency of our global energy system and its relationship to the global carbon cycle.

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