Reimagining the Energy Landscape

Our researchers are developing innovative technologies that will transform the future of energy. 

Bridging the gap between discovery and innovation.

More than 300 UCalgary scholars from a wide range of disciplines — engineering, biological sciences, chemistry, geoscience, geology, health sciences, public policy, social sciences — are conducting research to transform the energy landscape, for a cleaner, more efficient energy future.

Our scholars are balancing far-out and long-term research impacts with immediate and tangible deliverables, including solutions and technologies ready for field-scale applications. 

Read about our Energy Innovations for Today and Tomorrow research strategy.

Energy Research at UCalgary

UCalgary has taken a leadership role in developing the ground-breaking energy innovations the world so urgently needs. Our scholars bridge the gap between discovery and innovation through problem-driven research, technology transfer, and commercialization. They're focused on creating pathways to a low-carbon energy system, while harnessing unconventional resources and assessing the effects of energy-related processes. 

We partner with businesses, governments, and other universities around the world to test new ideas, apply new solutions, and develop applications at scales that will accelerate deployment and adoption by industries. 

Our energy research initiatives help pave the way for industry to expand and develop new business opportunities, transforming the energy landscape. 

Christine Sharp

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We're doing BIG things

By supporting and enabling our Confederation of Scholars to combine research and training opportunities, we are building an international energy research hub delivering world class solutions.

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Nicole Calma, Researcher

Researcher Spotlight

Nicole Calma

Research Assistant, CERC

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Got an idea? New UCalgary initiative streamlines support for innovators and entrepreneurs

Launch of Innovation@UCalgary helps students, faculty, staff, and community put their ideas in motion to solve societal challenges

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Parex Resources Innovation Fellowships

Milestone gift from alumnus-led exploration company fuels the courage to innovate

Wayne Foo’s generosity fosters freedom, discovery and commercialization in science

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Ian Gates

Why engineers in Alberta think they've found a way for the oilsands to produce clean fuel 

Team is trying to prove its method for extracting hydrogen works for business and the environment

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Steven Bryant

UCalgary hosts leading international experts on environmental monitoring and carbon capture storage

Weeklong workshops fostered collaboration and showcased UCalgary’s leading energy research.

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Job shadowing encourages Calgary girls to consider STEM careers

Job shadowing encourages Calgary girls to consider STEM careers

Global Research Initiative hosts six Grade 8 students on campus with Operation Minerva.

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University of Calgary announces partnership with Mitacs

University of Calgary announces partnership with Mitacs

Senior undergraduate students, graduate (master's and PhD) and postdoctoral fellows from the University of Calgary are eligible to apply for international research opportunities in Australia, Brazil, China, European Union member countries, Israel, India, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Norway, Tunisia, United Kingdom and the United States.

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Ian Gates

Webinar: Engineering a cleaner, safer energy future

November 7, 2019

12 pm MT 

As the world seeks cleaner energy solutions, UCalgary’s Dr. Ian Gates, PhD, is at the forefront of multiple projects aimed at lowering our carbon footprint and contributing to a climate-neutral energy system. Join this webinar to hear about his latest energy discoveries, including revolutionary bitumen pellets that provide a sustainable way to get oil to market while vastly reducing the environmental risk of transportation, and an innovative process for producing zero-carbon hydrogen-based fuels.

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ERA SPARK 2019 Carbon Positive

SPARK 2019: Carbon Positive

October 28-30, 2019

Edmonton Convention Centre

UCalgary researchers will present at SPARK 2019 - the world’s best clean technology innovators and investors under one roof to explore how we can reimagine carbon.

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WEBINAR: CRIN Cleaner Fuels Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) at Refineries

October 28, 2019

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

The CRIN Cleaner Fuels theme group will present a webinar on Carbon Capture & Storage (CCS) at Refineries. Join us in-person and online, to learn about the challenges of lowering the carbon intensity of petroleum products by using carbon capture technologies. 

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PTAC 2019 Innovation Showcase

October 24, 2019

9 am - 12 pm

Calgary Petroleum Club

Set up as a tradeshow, this event is an opportunity to learn about upcoming technologies and services as well as build meaningful connections with key industry figures.

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