Researchers from the National Research Council (NRC) Energy, Mining and Environment Research Centre, and key faculty members and students from UBC’s Applied Science and Science faculties are working together to develop innovations in hydrogen and carbon technologies across the value chain of clean energy development. This includes materials, systems, technologies and industrial applications.

According to the Honourable François-Phillippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, “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.”

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The collaboration will lead to discoveries and advances in the transition to clean technologies, including publications, patents, and the commercialization of technology to enable affordable, clean alternatives to fossil fuels.

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“We are excited to be enhancing our collaboration with the National Research Council of Canada through the creation of this centre,” noted Dr. Gail Murphy, Professor, Department of Computer Science, and Vice-President, Research & Innovation.

“It brings together research strengths at both institutions to tackle key global challenges and support a transition to clean energy alternatives including hydrogen technologies. It will generate new learning opportunities for students and trainees, and through collaborations with community and industry partners, we hope to strengthen Canada’s position as a leader in clean energy and the global hydrogen economy.”