Fuel Technology Research and Development

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), U.S Department of Defense (DOD) and U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) all provide funding for natural gas research and development (R&D) programs. AGA supports R&D in the following key areas:

  • Natural Gas Infrastructure: work on operations and security issues, which will help ensure the reliability of gas transmission and distribution systems and will lead to technology advancements in inspection, controls, advanced sensors and pipe replacements
  • Distributed Energy Resources (DER): the strategic placement of small-scale power generation units at or near the site where the electric power will be consumed. The units are economical, efficient, and environmentally friendly because most distributed energy resource technologies use natural gas, thus reducing greenhouse gas emissions. In addition, increased energy efficiency equals fuel savings, which reduces emissions of pollution
  • Combined Heat and Power (CHP): CHP technologies produce electricity or mechanical power and recycle the exhaust heat for other uses such as steam, space-heating and cooling, water-heating or dehumidification

AGA Contact: Christina Sames, (202) 824-7214, csames@aga.org