BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — A newly formed alliance announced by the Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC) Wednesday aims to increase economic growth by putting the Capital Region in place as a leader in carbon reduction.

“As energy demand is expected to increase globally from growing populations and economic expansion, communities across the world are working together to meet the dual challenge of sustainable economic growth while mitigating the risk of climate change. Decarbonizing industrial corridors, such as the Baton Rouge Area’s global industrial corridor, are key to achieving net-zero emissions. Low-carbon technologies, such as Carbon Capture, Utilization and Sequestration (CCUS) will play a pivotal role in this energy transition effort,” BRAC said in a news release.

The Carbon Reduction Alliance will build on the momentum of over $20 billion of publicly announced projects since 2020 considering investment in the Baton Rouge area, according to BRAC officials.

Louisiana’s Capital Region is well known as a global hub for energy and chemicals,” said Russell Richardson, BRAC senior vice president of business development. “Recently, the region has gained significant momentum in clean, low-carbon energy and chemicals investments. As our community and industry help tackle the challenges of providing low-carbon, sustainable products, and energy, BRAC and its partners are committed to building on the region’s existing industry base and community know-how to position the Capital Region as a global leader in low-carbon solutions.”  

BRAC said the following organizations are represented in the alliance:

  • Air Liquide 
  • Air Products 
  • Wilbert’s Sons 
  • BASF 
  • Bernhard Capital Partners 
  • Colonial Pipeline 
  • CF Industries 
  • Denbury 
  • DOW 
  • DRAX Biomass 
  • EnLink Midstream 
  • ExxonMobil 
  • Fidelis New Energy 
  • Great Plains Institute 
  • Grön Fuels 
  • Linde 
  • Louisiana Department of Natural Resources (LDNR) 
  • Louisiana Mid-Continent Oil and Gas (LMOGA) 
  • Louisiana Economic Development (LED) 
  • Louisiana State University (LSU) 
  • Methanex 
  • Oxy 
  • Phillips 66 
  • Placid Refinery 
  • Shell 
  • Shintech 
  • Talos Energy