The Energy Lab
A wiSource Research Section

A Thought Pioneer in Sustainable Energy Solutions

The Energy Lab, a division within the wiSource Think Tank, is dedicated to exploring ideas for sustainable energy solutions that redefine the energy landscape. Our focus extends beyond traditional energy sources, encompassing cutting-edge technologies aimed at revolutionizing transportation and mitigating environmental impact.

With a multidisciplinary approach, The Energy Lab collaborates with industry leaders to explore and develop innovative solutions in electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure, graphene-based CO2 capture from smokestack emissions, and the utilization of hydrogen as a clean fuel source for vehicles. These groundbreaking initiatives, and others, are reshaping the way we produce and consume energy, driving us towards a more sustainable future.

Through relentless innovation and strategic partnerships, The Energy Lab has brought several transformative technologies to fruition, empowering businesses and communities to embrace cleaner, greener energy alternatives. Our commitment to pushing the boundaries of innovation in sustainable energy is unwavering, and we continue to lead the charge toward a brighter, more sustainable tomorrow.

Energy Lab Areas of Interest

The Energy Lab is an Innovative Solutions Lab for Sustainable Energy

A segment of the wiSource Innovation Think Tank for Forward-Thinking Leaders. The Energy Lab is committed to empowering mid-size and large enterprises, both privately and publicly held, to unlock the full potential of sustainable energy solutions. By leveraging our specialized expertise and extensive network of industry partners, we enable our clients to explore their energy ecosystems, driving efficiency and profitability while minimizing or reversing environmental impact.

At The Energy Lab, we convene leading technology providers and subject matter experts to explore emerging trends and their implications for businesses of every size. Through collaborative consultations, we develop tailored strategies to help companies harness the latest innovations in new energy, from advanced electric vehicle charging infrastructure to breakthrough technologies like graphene-based CO2 capture and hydrogen fuel.

Our mission is to equip organizations with the knowledge and resources needed to thrive in a rapidly evolving energy landscape. By delivering cutting-edge research and customized solutions, we empower our clients to navigate the complexities of this new energy environment with confidence, driving sustainable growth and success.

Membership and participation in this is by invitation only

The Energy Lab is restricted to industry veterans with documented accomplishments and tenured positions within their organization.  Members are invited from academia, advisory groups, and top service providers. The lab also consists of several participating executive members who provide input and valuable insights.

Energy Lab Market Intelligence Analysis & Focus Areas

Graphene Carbon Capture

Graphene-based carbon removal technologies offer promising opportunities for mitigating carbon emissions from fossil fuel-burning ships and power plants. These innovative solutions leverage the unique properties of graphene, such as its high surface area and excellent adsorption capabilities, to capture and sequester CO2 emissions effectively. By integrating graphene-based materials into the exhaust systems of ships and power plants, it becomes possible to capture carbon dioxide before it is released into the atmosphere. This not only helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions but also provides a pathway for the utilization or storage of captured carbon. Additionally, graphene’s scalability and cost-effectiveness make it a viable option for large-scale deployment in maritime and industrial applications, offering a sustainable pathway toward decarbonizing these significant sources of emissions.

Rapid EV Charging

Current electric vehicle charging faces numerous challenges, contributing to significant delays in transportation infrastructure and frustrating consumers. One of the primary obstacles is the lack of sufficient high-speed charging technology and infrastructure, resulting in long wait times and congestion at charging stations, particularly during peak hours. Additionally, the inconsistency in charging standards and protocols complicates the user experience, as drivers may encounter incompatible chargers or varying charging speeds. Limited range and battery anxiety further exacerbate the issue, deterring potential EV adopters concerned about finding convenient charging options. These challenges highlight the urgent need for the continuing exploration of rapid charging solutions and infrastructure, standardized fast charging protocols, and advancements in battery technology to address the growing demand for electric vehicles and ensure seamless mobility for industry and consumers.


The potential of low-cost, safe, and rapid hydrogen fueling holds immense promise for both industrial and consumer vehicles, offering a clean and efficient alternative to traditional fossil fuels. Hydrogen fueling provides a viable solution for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and dependence on finite resources while meeting the increasing demand for sustainable transportation options. To fully harness this potential, there is a pressing need to establish a comprehensive nationwide hydrogen refueling infrastructure. Leveraging existing fuel retail and distribution channels presents a strategic approach to rapidly deploy hydrogen refueling stations across the country, ensuring widespread accessibility and convenience for consumers and industries alike. By investing in the development of hydrogen infrastructure, governments, businesses, and stakeholders can accelerate the transition to a hydrogen-based economy, fostering innovation, economic growth, and environmental sustainability.