Transforming Lives, Economies, and the Environment

Every day, GTI Energy works to make an impact on people, communities, and society at large. These activities are a reflection of our culture, our values, and the way we do business.

We empower the next generation clean energy workforce

We engage local high school students and young professionals to enhance their skills in the energy field because we aim to make a positive and meaningful impact in the communities where we work, a key pillar of our Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility strategy.


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Hydrogen Grand Prix

We sponsor high school teams in developing hydrogen-fueled innovations, providing students with the opportunity for hands-on learning in hydrogen technology.

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Energy Transition Opportunities Program

We invite high school students and faculty to participate in an interactive STEM-forward learning program to spark students’ interest in STEM and provide resources for teachers to enhance their STEM curriculum.

We support our local communities

GTI Energy works to make a difference in our local community, helping others that are nearest to us.

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Annual Food Drives

GTI Energy hosts a food drive several times a year to help stock the local food pantry, the Self-Help Closet & Pantry of Des Plaines. The Pantry distributes food to over 1,000 individuals and families every month, feeding the area’s hungry children, elderly, working poor, unemployed, chronically ill, and homeless.

“Toys for Tots” Campaign

GTI Energy participates in a U.S. Marine Corps sponsored program, providing gifts to disadvantaged children throughout metropolitan Chicago.

GTI Energy employees holding toys next to our Toys For Tots donation boxes
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United Way Campaign

Through an annual payroll deduction campaign, we provide financial support to a national organization that creates a brighter future or those in need.


Each year we sponsor several onsite blood drives at our Headquarters.

GTI Energy employee donating blood at our annual Blood Drive
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JPMorgan Chase & Co. Corporate Challenge

GTI Energy employees take part in the annual 3.5-mile Chicago race that benefits local not-for-profit organizations.

Veterans Day Service Project

GTI Energy hosts a service project to donate basic toiletry items to a local VA hospital.

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We protect the planet

As a leading energy research institution, GTI Energy believes everyone has a key role in protecting the integrity of our planet for better quality for future generations. From the projects we choose to the way we run our operations; we are committed to reducing our own environmental footprint.

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GTI Energy is committed to extending efficiency and sustainability through all phases of technology research and development from project management to operations in our own workplace. We are finding efficient ways to use energy; responsibly manage material re-use, recycling, and disposal; and strategically conserve natural resources through building upgrades and day-to-day activities.

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GTI Energy sponsors activities to raise awareness on environmental topics, such as recycling events that collect electronics, paint, and batteries as well as other items to divert waste from landfills.

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