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CERC Research Seminar – October 2021 (Joint seminar with China-Canada bioenergy Centre)

CERC Research Seminar – October 2021 (Joint seminar with China-Canada bioenergy Centre)

Joint seminar with China-Canada bioenergy Centre Development of biomass pyrolysis polygeneration and pyrolysis product upgrading October 21, 2021 @ 4:00 PM Abstract As the only carbon contained renewable energy resources, the utilization of biomass is the key for the problem between energy and environment. Pyrolysis can convert biomass to gas fuel, liquid oil and solid […]

Opening of the New UBC bioenergy facility – the new Biorefining Research and Innovation Centre (BRIC)

Opening of the New UBC bioenergy facility – the new Biorefining Research and Innovation Centre (BRIC)

Building on work conducted at UBC’s Clean Energy Research Centre (CERC) over the past 15 years, the new Biorefining Research and Innovation Centre (BRIC) will bring together top academic researchers and industry partners to create leading-edge technologies that could significantly reduce our reliance on carbon-intensive fossil fuels. From left: Dr. Pat Kirchen, associate professor in the UBC Department […]

Lee, Jongho

Lee, Jongho

Jongho Lee Assistant Professor jongho.lee@civil.ubc.ca

Fatmi, Mahmudur

Fatmi, Mahmudur

Mahmudur Fatmi Assistant Professor mahmudur.fatmi@ubc.ca        

Celebrating the Life of Dr. John Grace

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Professor John Ross Grace on 26 May 2021. He was greatly loved and respected in the Clean Energy Research Centre.  Dr. Grace was a founding member of the Clean Energy Research Centre (CERC).  In the year that he served as an acting director of […]

CERC Research Seminar – May 2021

CERC Seminar New Generation Electrocatalysts for Fuel Cells May 25, 2021 @ 11:00 AM Abstract Platinum Group Metal-free (PGM-free) catalysts have been extensively developed for both Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) and Alkaline Exchange Membrane (AEM) fuel cells aiming automotive, stationary and portable applications. In this lecture we will address the critical challenges that our team […]

CERC Seminar – May 2021

CERC Seminar – May 2021

CERC Seminar New Generation Electrocatalysts for Fuel Cells May 25, 2021 @ 11:00 AM Abstract Platinum Group Metal-free (PGM-free) catalysts have been extensively developed for both Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) and Alkaline Exchange Membrane (AEM) fuel cells aiming automotive, stationary and portable applications. In this lecture we will address the critical challenges that our team […]

CERC Research Seminar – April 2021

CERC Research Seminar – April 2021

CERC Seminar Understanding Coupled Transport and Reaction Processes in Fuel Cells Using Advanced Diagnostic Techniques April 26, 2021 @ 11:00 AM Abstract around the world. However, these power sources are intermittent and reliable management of renewable resources on the power grid requires a combination of flexible demand and energy storage. As an example, California had […]

CERC Research Seminar – March 2021

CERC Seminar RNG in BC: some observations from the field March 29, 2021 @ 11:00 AM Abstract Late in 2019, I was invited to evaluate a proposed RNG facility to be built in the lower mainland. I knew that meeting BC’s GHG targets would require fuel switching to electricity or RNG in legacy buildings (>50% […]

CERC Research Seminar – February 2021

CERC Seminar The Path and Opportunities Toward Hydrogen Energy Development February 22, 2021 @ 3:00 PM Abstract The hydrogen development faces four major challenges, or requires “Four Miracles”, as suggested by Dr. Steven Chu (the former Secretary of US DOE): (1) the hydrogen production, (2) the hydrogen storage and delivery, (3) the fuel cell durability […]