Research and innovation

University and National Labs partnerships

We collaborate with leading universities and institutions around the world as part of our commitment to finding meaningful and scalable solutions to meet global energy demand, while also minimizing the environmental impacts of energy use, including the risks of climate change.

COOPERATION AND COLLABORATION

Fueling future energy discoveries

ExxonMobil continually looks for ways in which science and technology can help drive innovation in the work we do. Every day, we engage with diverse academic institutions to research and develop new solutions to help us meet society’s dual challenge: meeting energy needs while also minimizing the environmental impacts of energy use, including the risks of climate change.

Our work focuses on the research of breakthrough lower-emissions technologies, including advances in materials science and carbon capture and storage. These collaborative relationships with many of the world’s most advanced research colleges and universities can fuel new discoveries and empower advanced energy research.

Research and development highlights

>80

universities around the world which Exxon has partnered with, including MIT, University of Texas, Stanford, Princeton, National University of Singapore, and National Technical University of Singapore.

20K

scientists and engineers employed by ExxonMobil, including more than 2,200 with Ph.Ds
The old mindset of ‘my lab is my world,’ has changed to ‘the world is my lab,’ which is why we have created a network of collaborators across disciplines to join us.
Nazeer Bhore manager of breakthrough research
Nazeer Bhore

Manager, breakthrough research at ExxonMobil

NATIONAL LABS COLLABORATION

Developing breakthrough solutions

In addition to partnering with over 80 universities, ExxonMobil in 2019 proudly launched collaborative programs with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL). Together, we are working to develop scalable energy solutions and greenhouse gas mitigation technologies that make a global impact. The joint research will also investigate ways to reduce emissions from fuels and petrochemicals production. Learn more about this partnership

$100M

investment over 10 years with U.S. Department of Energy’s National Labs.
Energy Factor

Plant Power

Work is underway to study the conversion of cellulosic biomass into diesel and jet fuel. Breakthroughs require scientific research collaborations, much like the one inked by the University of Wisconsin and ExxonMobil, to provide the fundamental knowledge required to move the science forward.
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Advancing Science: Partnering with the Department of Energy’s National Labs ExxonMobil will work with the Department of Energy’s National Labs to bring lower emission technologies to commercial scale. This work includes collaborative research in areas such as biofuels, carbon capture and storage, and lifecycle analysis.

Research partners Article April 20, 2020

Voices from the University of Texas labs These are some of the projects taking shape in the labs of the University of Texas at Austin, where a select group of students is working on potential energy solutions of tomorrow.

Research partners Energy Factor Jan. 30, 2020

Energy goes back to school For most college students it’s easy to measure success – it’s a high GPA, a great score on a midterm or securing a job after graduation.

Research partners Energy Factor Nov. 7, 2019

Partnering for efficiency When it comes to carbon capture and storage (CCS) research, scientists focus on a key word: efficiency.

Carbon capture Energy Factor Nov. 6, 2019

ExxonMobil, FuelCell Energy expand agreement for carbon capture technology IRVING, Texas and DANBURY, Connecticut – ExxonMobil and FuelCell Energy, Inc. said today they have signed a new, two-year expanded joint-development agreement to further enhance carbonate fuel cell technology for the purpose of capturing carbon dioxide from industrial facilities.

Newsroom News Nov. 6, 2019