Energy Programs

Energy powers our modern way of life, and AUI is working to make the energy supply chain more sustainable.

While the global demand for minerals required for manufacturing green energy technologies increases, persistent challenges related to emissions, pollution and water use during materials extraction and processing remain.

AUI is leading efforts to advance technology innovation, develop needed infrastructure and foster workforce development needed to tackle such challenges in Chile. AUI is also pursuing a similar effort in the US – a national-scale mining institute – to further pursue solutions for greening the materials supply chain.

Through various sponsorships and partnerships, AUI has enabled groundbreaking research resulting in six Nobel Prizes and countless advances that impact daily life

AUI created the user facility model at Brookhaven National Laboratory in 1946 enabling the US Department of Energy (DOE) and the scientific community to share access to facilities and technological tools too large and expensive for any one institution to possess. Under fifty years of AUI’s stewardship, accelerators were created, our fundamental understanding of physics was shaped, and nuclear medicine was born. With this heritage, AUI is pursuing new and exciting energy projects including the establishment and management of a Chilean clean technology institute known as the Instituto Chileno de Tecnologías Limpias (ICTL), which will have a particular focus on lithium and copper mining, and we are pursuing the creation of a US Center for Mining and Extraction to address the upstream carbon footprint of materials extraction needed to manufacture clean technologies.

Learn more about the ICTL.

Partner with us

AUI is seeking investments and contributions from industry, government, and academia to address supply chain issues through the AUI Center for Greening the Supply Chain (CGSC). We are collaborating to improve the environment by cleaning the upstream supply chain of critical materials needed to empower green technologies. Each CGSC member has a role in building a greener future by exploring new technologies, enhancing sustainable practices, and developing the workforce of the future. Members have access to state-of-the-art research facilities, intellectual property, pilot plants, scale-up facilities, training facilities, and mobile prototype units. To join AUI in these efforts, please contact us at [email protected]

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