Online community and event series to attract national audience on low-carbon technologies
BATON ROUGE, La. (February 2, 2023) — The Daily Digest, the Baton Rouge Carbon Reduction Alliance, and the Baton Rouge Area Chamber today announced the launch of REenergize the Gulf Coast, an online community and event series which will feature the rise of new low-carbon technologies that are transforming the US Gulf Coast economy.
The Baton Rouge-Geismar industrial corridor has become the center of activity with more than $25 billion since 2020 in announced and considered low-carbon projects including, solar, sustainable fuels, renewable chemicals, circular chemicals, renewable natural gas, hydrogen and nuclear.
In recent years, more than 100 projects have been announced in the United States aimed at deploying low-carbon technology at scale. The surge of project activity is bringing the prospect of thousands of good-paying jobs and giving the region a leadership role in the net zero economy based on sustainable energy, chemicals and materials. Hundreds of nations and major corporations have announced net zero goals that set the stage for project development and deployment to deliver low-carbon energy and materials.
REenergize the Gulf Coast Online Community and Events
On February 1, the REenergize online community launches at reenergize.community, featuring forums, groups, messaging, and member profiles where technologists, project developers, suppliers, policymakers, financiers, customers and supply-chain and value-chain partners can discover potential opportunities, connect, and share updates.
Each Tuesday, the community members will gather online for a weekly webinar series and project opportunity meet-up — REenergize the Gulf Coast — which will be available live and interactive and also on-demand via The Digest’s ROBIN streaming platform.
The partners plan to launch Reenergize, a live event that will be held annually in Baton Rouge, bringing together companies across the nation and the project community for conference presentations, technology exhibits and structured networking aimed at building out supply and value chains and bringing new technologies, investors, projects and jobs to the Gulf Coast. More information regarding the conference will be released in the coming months.
Reaction from the Stakeholders
“Reenergize is perfectly aligned with the Baton Rouge Carbon Reduction Alliance’s objectives to position Louisiana’s Capital Region as a leader in low-carbon energy and products,” said Russell Richardson, senior vice president of business development at the Baton Rouge Area Chamber. “The Alliance looks forward to creating a space for discussion around the growth of low-carbon strategies and technologies.”
“We are excited to be a part of this partnership with The Digest,” said Adam Knapp, president and CEO of the Baton Rouge Area Chamber. “Reenergize will leverage the momentum of sustainable, clean energy investments underway or proposed for the Baton Rouge Area. Additionally, Reenergize will leverage H2theFuture, a $75 million multi-regional grant with the U.S Economic Development Administration aimed at building a clean hydrogen energy cluster to decarbonize south Louisiana’s industrial corridor.”
Jim Lane, editor and publisher of The Digest, the world’s most widely read low-carbon daily with more than 5.6 million unique readers, said, “This industrial transformation we’re seeing take place all around the world has its project and deployment heart in the Baton Rouge region and all along the US Gulf Coast. The projects are numerous, complex, and large — no one can do this alone, organizations are going to have to network like crazy to realize all their opportunities, and that is what REenergize is all about.”
About the Baton Rouge Carbon Reduction Alliance
The Baton Rouge Carbon Reduction Alliance is a coalition with the goal to transform Baton Rouge into a low-carbon, net-zero energy hub by partnering with organizations across the region that want to pave the way for an energy-efficient future. The alliance is made up of over 25 organizations from industry, government, academia and community stakeholders that aim to retain and grow jobs in the greater Baton Rouge area while positioning the region as a hub for investment in low-carbon energy and technologies.
About the Baton Rouge Area Chamber
The Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC) is an aggressively ambitious regional economic development organization with a bias for action. BRAC seeks to push Baton Rouge beyond the status quo, unleash its potential, and support a vibrant business community that believes the finish line does not exist. BRAC seeks to accelerate economic opportunity in the Baton Rouge Area, for everyone, through BRING IT! Baton Rouge, its five-year, regional strategic plan. Learn more about BRAC at brac.org.
About The Digest
The Digest publishes the world’s most widely-read low carbon daily with 5.6 million unique readers, and co-owns and produces the ABLC conference series focused on bioeconomy project development & deployment. The Digest also owns the ROBIN streaming platform, the CONNECT online webinar series, and the monthly e-zine CIRCULAR. More than one-third of the Fortune 100 are active with the Digest as customers, delegates and sponsors. The company is based in Key Biscayne, Florida.