Energy supply and the environment are arguably the two major issues of the 21st century. These topics are intimately inter-related. The UBC Clean Energy Centre is dedicated to developing knowledge and solutions which can be helpful in reducing the environmental impact of the use of energy and ensuring sustainability of energy supply and use. Multi-disciplinary inputs are required for solutions.
UBC and Fraunhofer Society
enter $4.9 million clean energy partnership
A $4.9-million research partnership between the University of British Columbia and Germany's Fraunhofer Society - Europe's largest applied research institution - will advance clean energy research in five critical areas, from wind energy to zero emission vehicles.[Read more about this story...]
CERC's multi-disciplinary approach is dedicated to developing knowledge and solutions that will reduce the environmental impact of the use of energy and ensuring sustainability of energy supply and use.
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Clean Energy for UBC
New bioenergy project to fuel campus, research and learning
The UBC Bioenergy Research and Demonstration Project (BRDP) will generate enough clean electricity to power 1,500 homes, reduce the university's natural gas consumption by up to 12 per cent and eliminate up to 4,500 tonnes of greenhouse-gas emissions per year-the equivalent of taking 1,100 cars off the road. [Read more about this story...]
UBC adopts grad's energy makeover project
The $500,000 project, designed by Giffin in UBC's new Masters of Engineering in Clean Energy program, will harvest waste steam condensate from neighboring buildings to heat the popular recreation centre's indoor and outdoor swimming pools. [Read more about this story...]