Professor Amit Kumar’s big research ideas making a big difference highlighted in University “Innovator Spotlight.” Amit Kumar models how different energy technologies will impact society and the environment.

May 27, 2021 By Kate Black

When industries and governments want to predict the impact of new energy technologies, Amit Kumar is their go-to guy. The deputy director of the U of A’s Future Energy Systems network, Amit was recently listed by Reuters as one of the world’s most influential climate scientists and has served on expert advisory panels across Canada, the United States and Europe. His research group has worked on several projects to support Alberta’s energy industry, from proposing cost-effective strategies to reduce the oil sands’ greenhouse gas emissions, to exploring how renewable energy, including biofuels and hydrogen, could be integrated into the energy system. Read more at