Gas Technology Institute opens at Stony Brook University

By Wendy Ladd

We just launched the country’s most comprehensive Institute of Gas Innovation and Technology (I-GIT), in a partnership with Stony Brook University, which will focus on finding clean, affordable energy solutions to meet the nation’s growing energy demands and diverse challenges.

National Grid’s NY President Ken Daly, SUNY Chancellor Kristina Johnson, Stony Brook President Samuel Stanley Jr., and leaders from the scientific and business community, kicked off the opening of I-GIT during a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Institute’s offices in the Advanced Energy Research & Development Center, located in Stony Brook’s Research and Development Park.

Academic and industry leaders working together, I-GIT will serve as an independent source of information and analysis on gas technology and related policies.

I-GIT will focus on several key technology areas:

  • Low greenhouse gas producing fuels and renewable energy
  • Environmental impacts of gas uses
  • Gas supply diversification
  • Safety resilient systems and advanced energy metering
  • Big data management

The Institute will support advanced concepts in gas technology development and deployment for homes and businesses, enabling a sustainable and safe environment through cross-disciplinary collaboration and academic-industry.

“As a leading clean energy company, we are proud to be a founding partner of the Institute, which will support clean gas technology development, non-pipes alternatives, resiliency investments, market animation, and workforce development through academic-industry collaboration,” said Ken Daly, President of National Grid New York. “The consortium’s innovative approach will help provide our customers and the local communities that we proudly serve with a 21st Century clean energy economy.”

(pictured left to right): Stony Brook Council Chair, Kevin Law; I-GIT Director, Devinder Mahajan; SUNY Trustee Cary Staller; Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr.; SUNY Chancellor Kristina M. Johnson; National Grid NY President Ken Daly; Robert Catell, Chairman of the Advanced Energy Center; Christopher A. Cavanagh, PE, Principal Program Manager New Energy Solutions for National Grid; Assemblyman Steve Engelbright; and Assemblyman Michael Fitzpatrick.

Related information

Stony Brook Press release

InnovateLI article

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