Access to reliable and affordable energy is important to national security. Some energy resources, such as oil, are not evenly distributed across the world. Energy supplies can also be disrupted by intentional or unintentional break-downs in the infrastructure required to produce or distribute energy. SRI research expands the mix of economically viable energy resources and protects energy infrastructure.
SRI provides technical, management, and subject matter expert support for the wide range of research, development, testing, evaluation, and transition activities conducted through the Center.
For the Department of Energy, SRI and partners studied methane hydrate deposits in the Gulf of Mexico.