ExxonMobil has renewed its partnership with Princeton Energy Centre through which it will develop low-emission technologies and solutions such as carbon capture and power generation.

The new five-year agreement builds on ExxonMobil’s participation in Princeton’s E-filliates Partnership, a corporate membership programme that aims to help accelerate research, development and deployment of energy and environmental technologies, which begun in 2015.

“We collaborate with leading universities and institutions around the world to find meaningful and scalable solutions to develop lower-emission technologies,” said Vijay Swarup, Vice-President of Research and Development for ExxonMobil Research and Engineering.

“Our work with Princeton University’s Andinger Centre builds on decades-long interactions with the university, supporting the essential research in science, engineering and humanities needed to address national and global issues.”

ExxonMobil has been working with carbon capture, sequestering for more than many years. Princeton University is advancing this technology with new research to better understand how stored CO2 flows within rocks and interacts with minerals, improving the understanding of underground storage capacity.

Princeton University scientists are also working with ExxonMobil on the development of carbonate fuel cells. This is in addition to the company’s ongoing collaboration with FuelCell Energy to enhance technology for capturing CO2 from industrial facilities and electric power generation.