The Center is named after former Sen. Richard Lugar. Electric car designed by IAEVtec. 2011 Renewable Energy Forum The LCRE promotes and supports effective and meaningful renewable energy research.

Welcome to The Lugar Center

Where technology, research, and education converge to form solutions for a clean, sustainable energy future.

The Richard G. Lugar Center for Renewable Energy (LCRE) was established in 2007 to address the societal needs for clean, affordable, renewable energy sources while improving the nation's energy security and helping to mitigate the negative impacts of climate change.

Our primary mission is to promote research excellence in renewable energy through collaborative efforts among faculty in the disciplines of engineering, chemistry, physics, biology, and environmental affairs and public policy.

These renewable energy applications are promoted through education, civic engagement, and synergistic partnerships with industry, government labs, and local communities.


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