Eric Ingersoll is a strategic advisor and entrepreneur with deep experience in the commercialization 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 commercialization and market entry strategies for advanced energy technologies such as advanced nuclear power generation, carbon capture, and zero-carbon liquid fuels. He 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, including the development of a definitive cost study on advanced nuclear technology. His company, LucidCatalyst, maintains one of the industry’s most comprehensive advanced nuclear cost models.
Eric has been an interim 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 commercializing new technologies, Eric was a member of the National Commission on Energy Policy (NCEP) renewable energy advisory group, and was honored by the Obama White House as a Champion of Change in Renewable Energy.
Working for foundations, such as the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, the MacArthur Foundation, The Surdna Foundation, and others, as well as innovative programs at the World Bank, the IFC, the US Department of Energy, NREL, USEPA, the California Energy Commission and the Massachusetts Renewable Energy Trust, Eric has led the way with innovative business approaches to policy challenges. Some of these ‘firsts’ include value chain based industry design of PV distribution for the developing world, securitization of solar debt, solution-oriented venture capital for sustainable forest products from the rainforest, organizing the US Sustainable Forest Products Buyers Group, and building the first organization of renewable energy power marketers.