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The National Research Council of Canada (NRC) and the University of British Columbia (UBC) announced the establishment of the Clean Energy Transition Collaboration Center.

Researchers from the NRC’s Energy, Mining, and Environment Research Centre will collaborate with important faculty members and students from UBC’s Applied Science and Science faculties to create advances in hydrogen and carbon technologies across the clean energy value chain.

Materials, systems, technologies, and industrial applications all fall under this category. The collaboration will result in breakthroughs and advancements in the transition to clean technologies, including articles, patents, and commercialization of technology that enables inexpensive, clean alternatives to fossil fuels. This collaboration will also provide training opportunities for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.

“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.”

François-Phillippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry.

“The transition to the clean economy will create jobs and economic opportunities across the country, while ensuring that Canada remains competitive on the world stage. British Columbia’s burgeoning clean technology sector is critical for the clean energy transition, and I am pleased to see this centre housed at the University of British Columbia’s Applied Science and Science faculties.”

Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Environment and Climate Change

“We are excited to further strengthen our collaboration with the University of British Columbia through this agreement and we look forward to working together to make breakthroughs to decarbonize our economy and build Canada’s green industrial advantage. The National Research Council of Canada is committing its capabilities alongside our partners to focus on advancing the transition to clean energy, which will have a significant impact on our economy and society. We are at our best when we are working together in addressing the challenges that are important to Canadians.” 

Mitch Davies, President, National Research Council of Canada

“We are excited to be enhancing our collaboration with the National Research Council of Canada through the creation of this centre. 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.”

Prof. Gail Murphy, Vice-President, Research and Innovation, UBC
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