Kerogen Capital (Kerogen) has joined Stanford University’s Natural Gas Initiative (NGI) in January 2019, which aims to support the use of natural gas for its greatest social, economic and environmental benefit. NGI is a collaboration of more than 40 research groups under Stanford’s School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences and the Precourt Institute for Energy.
Kerogen will join a consortium of other participants from industry, foundations, governments and inter-governmental organizations. Stanford University’s NGI aims to conduct high impact research in collaboration with industry in focus areas including: energy access for developing economies; methane emissions management; and digitalisation of energy including AI technology. Kerogen has identified these as key areas for its ESG program and portfolio management.
Ivor Orchard, Kerogen’s Chairman and Co-Founder, said:
“We believe that natural gas, has a vital role to play in meeting the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, in particular in relation to meeting the world’s growing energy needs, addressing climate change and reducing air pollution. In the absence of commercial storage solutions, natural gas complements the deployment of renewable energy. We are delighted to support NGI’s ongoing research efforts to maximize the benefits from the use of natural gas”.
Stanford University’s Natural Gas Initiatives