ENERGY & ENVIRONMENT INNOVATION FOUNDATION, LLC
The Energy & Environment Innovation Foundation (EEIF) was established in 2017 to address the growing need for practical and cost-effective solutions for providing clean energy and clean water. Most people agree that clean energy and clean water are essential for human beings to survive and enjoy life, but how to preserve these fundamental building blocks of a sustainable lifestyle is often more difficult. The professionals at EEIF are uniquely qualified because our team consists of highly experienced engineers and scientists, who are balanced by practical experience and common sense from working with sustainable farmers and general contractors. Our unique mix of project experience and capabilities allows us to address the problems of energy and the environment from both a scientific and pragmatic perspective.
Our relatively small, but capable team is actively engaged with some of the largest companies in the United States to offer solutions on a wide variety of coal ash remediation projects, water resource management, sustainable farming, and STEM education projects. We expect that you will find our website is a trusted resource for technical information, and will challenge you to think “outside the box” when it comes to building and living in a sustainable society. Thank you for taking the time to learn about the unique, technically sound and optimistic approach of the Energy & Environment Innovation Foundation team.
Location, Purpose and Objectives
We are located in the PORTAL Building on UNC Charlotte’s research campus, and work closely with the UNC Charlotte Energy Production Infrastructure (EPIC) and a wide variety of applied research organizations across the United States.
Purpose & Objectives:
- Offer “practical and tactical” solutions for a wide variety of energy and environmental issues, including coal ash basin closure, beneficial reuse of industrial waste materials and applied research for renewable energy storage.
- Serve as an interface between environmental groups and industry to address the complexities of the Water, Energy and Food nexus on the rivers of the United States.
- Utilize our knowledge about energy and the environment to offer work force training and assistance with STEM education.
- Participation in public organizations such as the Catawba Wateree Water Management Group (CWWMG), the Catawba Lands Conservancy and the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association (CFSA) to provide meaningful input to both industry and environmental groups.
- Able to obtain funding and perform applied research project management on wide variety of industrial waste remediation, renewable energy storage, coal ash beneficial use and energy liquid waste treatment projects.