Shaping the Energy Future with Safe and Efficient End-use Gas Technologies

Utilization Technology Development NFP (UTD) is a not-for-profit scientific research organization comprised of 20 natural gas distribution company members that direct a program of near-term applied research to develop, test and demonstrate safe, energy-efficient, environmentally-friendly, and cost-effective end-use technologies to benefit their 37+ million gas customers in North America, in collaboration with many partners.

UTD’s Mission is to "Identify, select, fund, and oversee research projects resulting in innovative customer solutions which maximize the environmental performance, affordability, efficiency and safety of equipment and processes that use natural gas and renewable energy resources."

Research Project Summaries

We partner with leading governmental agencies, manufacturers, entrepreneurs, laboratories and researchers to multiply and leverage our efforts, as summarized in our annual report.

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Widespread Benefits

We help residential, commercial, industrial, and transportation and other customers meet energy efficiency and environmental goals while maintaining resiliency, safety and economy.

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Focused Market Impact

Our focused technical efforts help develop, introduce and adopt innovative equipment and systems that have large, deep impacts for our customers, society and the environment.

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