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The RF has invested in various calculator tools like the Energy Planning Analysis Tool and CMR Methane Emissions Calculator.

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Our Mission

Investing across the innovation cycle from idea generation and development through commercialization, the RF influences energy products that benefit consumers and the employees that serve them.


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Utilization Technology Development (UTD)

The RF focuses on end-use research and development through its membership in UTD.

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Operations Technology Development (OTD)

The RF focuses on providing solutions to a wide-range of challenges and changes for natural gas delivery systems through its membership in the OTD.

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Emerging Technology Program (ETP)

The RF participates in GTI Energy's ETP to focus on accelerating the commercialization and adoption of the latest end use technologies.

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Energy Solutions Center (ESC)

The RF participates in various Consortia with the ESC to accelerate the acceptance of and deployment of new energy-efficient, gas-fueled technologies.

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APGA Research Foundation

Energy Planning Analysis Tool

The APGA Research Foundation (RF) invests in the research, development and commercialization of operations and end-use natural gas products and tools. For example, the Energy Planning Analysis Tool (epat.gastechnology.org) shows the potential energy, environmental, and cost benefits of buying more efficient equipment by using electric, natural gas, and propane comparisons. Become an RF Contributor today to support tools and research like the Energy Planning Analysis Tool.

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APGA Research Foundation

CMR Methane Emissions Calculator

The APGA Research Foundation (RF) is instrumental in funding end use and operational research and development projects through RF volunteer contributions. GTI Energy’s Center for Methane Research (CMR)'s Methane Emissions Calculator collects and analyzes existing data on methane emission trends and atmospheric concentration levels. It also facilitates and conducts new scientific investigations, with an emphasis on atmospheric methane concentration and chemistry as well as methane radiative physics. Become an RF Contributor today to support tools and research like the Energy Planning Analysis Tool.

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