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You are here:  State-by-State Project Profiles > Louisiana

DOE Fossil Energy R&D Projects in Louisiana


Number of Projects

Total Value*
(Million $)

DOE Share
(Million $)

Job Benefits**

Coal & Power Projects





Oil & Gas Projects





*Includes DOE and private sector cost-sharing

**An average of 28.5 direct and indirect jobs per $1 million in R&D funding is used based on the Department of Commerce's Regional Input-Output Modeling System formula.

Louisiana University Developing Fuel Cells
  • Membranes for Anode Supported All Perovskite SOFCs - Southern University and A&M College, Baton Rouge, LA, has been awarded a fully-funded $200,000 project to study membranes for SOFCs. This study will prepare and characterize nano-crystalline Perovskite membranes for intermediate temperature SOFCs.

Louisiana Projects Helping to Stimulate Oil Production
  • Process for Improved Light Oil Recovery - Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA - The purpose of this $865,000 project (DOE share: $622,000) is to develop a new gas-injection enhanced oil recovery process, which will efficiently recover the remaining trapped oil by overcoming the limitations of the water-alternating-gas (WAG) process currently applied in watered-out reservoirs. The new process is termed the "Gas-Assisted Gravity Drainage (GAGD) process."

  • Artificial Lift System - Gas Production Specialist, LLC, Lafayette, LA will develop an economical through tubing (microhole) artificial lift system that will allow well operators in the Gulf of Mexico to re-activate wells that can no longer flow naturally due to fluids in the wellbore. DOE is contributing $80,000 to offset the total project cost of $210,500.

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