A new collaboration centre aimed at developing and integrating affordable clean energy conversion processes and devices as alternatives to fossil fuels has been launched in Canada.
The Collaboration centre for Clean Energy Transition, launched by the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) and the University of British Columbia (UBC), will work towards advances in the transition to clean technologies, including publications, patents and the commercialisation of technologies to enable affordable and clean alternatives to fossil fuels.
Researchers from the NRC’s Energy, Mining and Environment Research Centre and key faculty members and students from the UBC Applied Science and Science faculties will develop innovations in hydrogen and carbon technologies across the value chain of clean energy development.
That will include materials, systems, technologies and industrial applications.
François-Phillippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry said: “Building a foundation for a greener, more sustainable economy starts with strong supports for our scientists and researchers. Our government is committed to fostering collaborative opportunities like this one through the National Research Council of Canada and the University of British Columbia because some of the best ideas come when innovative minds work together.
“This partnership is an important step in strengthening Canada’s position as a global leader in clean technology and moving us closer to a more resilient and healthier future for all Canadians.”