Our Research


Lenfest Center for Sustainable Energy currently is leading several initiatives advancing research and technology for carbon capture, utilization, and sequestration. As the need to reduce emissions grows around the globe, we are building the foundation for the next generation of carbon management.

Research Themes

In order to meet the challenge of climate change while still allowing for continued economic development, the world will ultimately have to reduce emissions of climate-altering carbon dioxide into the atmosphere and adopt a carbon neutral energy infrastructure. At LCSE, we focus on developing the next generation of carbon capture and storage technologies, as well as technologies that will improve energy efficiency and thus reduce carbon emissions.

To focus our research, we have identified six key interconnected, topical research areas that fall under the overall theme of sustainable energy conversion and utilization pathways: