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Purdue's next giant leap: Energy Transition, empowering future engineers and entrepreneurs to create sustainability

By District Energy posted 02-29-2024 12:33


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Purdue University is stepping up to a new level of research and education innovation that will cross disciplines, link campus expertise and empower future engineers and entrepreneurs with the launch of the newest Purdue Engineering Initiative, Leading Energy-Transition Advances and Pathways to Sustainability (LEAPS).

The initiative will focus on those topics that are especially relevant to Indiana and the Midwest in particular. With one of the nation’s highest concentrations of manufacturing jobs per capita and over $40 billion in exports of manufactured goods, according to the National Association of Manufacturing, Indiana must fill the rapidly growing demand for power, products and processes that are consonant with the energy transition in order to retain and attract Hoosier-grown businesses. Similarly, Indiana and the Midwest will play a major role in the hydrogen economy, nuclear energy, renewables and energy grids — all areas in which the LEAPS initiative will catalyze partnerships between Purdue, the state and industrial partners. 

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