Investment Focus

The Natural Gas Innovation Fund™ will consider investment support for technologies across the natural gas value chain including:

Natural Gas Production

Sustainable Production
• Advanced drilling and completion technologies including refracturing technologies and re-entry drilling and completions
• Advanced materials
• Nanotechnology
• Digital transformation

Water Management and Treatment
• Improved surface storage and transport technologies
• Advanced water treatment technologies
• Disposal well management

GHG and Air Emissions Management
• Methane capture – fugitive emissions, methane capture and recycling; venting mitigation technologies; wellbore monitoring (methane)
• Carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) including CO2 capture systems
• Efficient processes and equipment
• Integration of renewable energy

Natural Gas Processing
• Natural gas clean-up and processing technologies – condensate and produced water separation, acid gas separation, dehydration, dew-pointing, NGL recovery.

LNG – Liquefaction
• Cryogenic solutions, refrigeration technologies for both small/ micro and large LNG liquefaction units.

Natural Gas Generation
• Renewable natural gas (RNG)
• H2 production – Power-to-gas
• Less energy intensive and low carbon hydrogen production from natural gas/RNG

Natural Gas Transmission

Advanced Materials and Technologies
• Novel construction technologies
• Pipeline materials validation technology

Energy Efficiency
• Isothermal compression technologies

Intelligent Systems
• Intelligent monitoring and control technologies
• Route planning and optimization technologies
• Pipeline integrity monitoring and leak detection technologies

LNG
• LNG transmission and storage technologies

Methane Capture
• NG/LNG fueled vehicle technologies
• LNG/CNG refueling station technologies
• Fugitive emissions, methane capture and recycling

Natural Gas Distribution

Capture Technology
• CO2 capture system technologies

Energy Efficiency
• Net zero carbon home technologies

Heat & Power Generation
• Combined heat and power (CHP) technologies
• Fuel cell technologies
• Remote power technologies
• Natural gas cooling technologies
• High efficiency heating systems technologies
• High efficiency natural gas engine technologies

Intelligent Systems
• Intelligent monitoring and control technologies
• Smart refueling station technologies

LNG
• NG/LNG fueled vehicle technologies
• LNG/CNG refueling station technologies

Natural Gas Generation
• Renewable natural gas (RNG)
• integration of renewable energy with natural gas generators

Methane Capture
• Fugitive emissions, methane capture and recycling