Clean Energy Research Centre

Clean Energy Research Centre

The Clean Energy Research Centre (CERC) is an interdisciplinary group drawn from many UBC faculties to develop viable solutions for sustainable energy through education, research, and innovation.

Featured research: Beyond Traffic – Clean, Connected and Safe Transportation

Last year the Canadian Foundation for Innovation and the BC Knowledge Development Fund awarded UBC and the Transportation Futures Initiative at CERC $11.6M to investigate the evolution of transportation. The program looks at energy sources, fuels produced (e.g. hydrogen, synthetic fuels), zero emission vehicles, connected vehicles and infrastructure, and the impacts of transportation on health, wellbeing, policy, and new business models.

An example of the research so far includes the first programmable photovoltaic system integrated with fuel production, energy storage, and vehicle refuelling or recharging.