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Good News LA: Renewable Energy Grant (2024)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2024-02-09

Duration: 00:06:22

Subjects: Scientific research | Renewable energy | Energy | Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, La.)


  • LeBlanc, Karen Host
  • Jacob, Brady Interviewee
  • Maas, Andrew Interviewee
  • Twilley, Robert Interviewee


This segment from the February 9, 2024, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Karen LeBlanc’s report on LSU receiving a $160 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the largest grant ever awarded by the NSF. LeBlanc reports that LSU is the team leader for FUEL, Future Use of Energy in Louisiana, a consortium of energy companies, colleges and universities, and state agencies. She interviews: Brady Jacob, LSU chemical engineering student; Andrew Maas, associate vice president for research, innovation, and ecosystem development at LSU; and Dr. Robert Twilley, vice president of research and economic development at LSU. This segment is a part of the “Good News Louisiana” series.