Founder and Managing Director
Co-Founder, Eric Ingersoll is a strategic advisor and entrepreneur with deep experience in the commercialisation of new energy technologies. He has extensive project and policy experience in renewables, energy storage, oil & gas, and nuclear, with a special emphasis on advanced nuclear technologies. Eric develops commercialisation and market entry strategies for advanced energy technologies such as advanced nuclear power generation, carbon capture, and zero-carbon liquid fuels.
Eric is also managing partner of LucidCatalyst, a highly specialised international consultancy focused on large-scale, affordable, market-based decarbonisation of the global economy. LucidCatalyst was recently commissioned to produce the widely cited Energy Technologies Institute Nuclear Cost Drivers Study, and by ARPA-E to conduct a study on Cost and Performance Requirements for Flexible Advanced Nuclear Plants in Future U.S. Power Markets.
Eric has led an array of projects related to regulatory, financing, and project delivery barriers in the nuclear sector for a variety of clients, including government agencies in the US and abroad. He led the definitive cost study on advanced nuclear technology, ETI Nuclear Cost Drivers Study, and maintains one of the industry's most comprehensive advanced nuclear cost models. Eric was on the study team for MIT's Study: The Future of Nuclear Energy in a Carbon-Constrained World, leads multiple decarbonisation modelling efforts, and advises governments and private sector on electricity and fuels applications of advanced nuclear and fusion energy systems.
Previously, Eric was a leader or strategic advisor to over 30 startups. He raised over $100 million of private equity for General Compression, of which he was a founder and the lead inventor of the technology. Because of his unique strategic vision, focus on addressing climate change, and experience developing and commercialising new technologies, Eric was a member of the renewable energy advisory group of the National Commission on Energy Policy (NCEP), and was honored at the Obama White House as a Champion of Change in Renewable Energy.