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.
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Explore energy research training opportunities at UCalgary
Naturally occurring oil and gas seeps act as ‘elevators’ for microbial life in Earth’s deep sediment
New study shows that microbes can travel up to the ocean floor along with seeping fluids from deeply buried petroleum reservoirs
Research associates inspire next generation of innovators with early exposure to research
Undergraduate chemical engineering course focuses on grassroots research and innovation.
Powerhouse team of female entrepreneurs changes the future of sensor technology
Chance encounter launches UCalgary-developed leak detection technology into exciting new startup
Company to harvest green hydrogen by igniting oil fires underground
To make hydrogen, workers heat the reservoir with steam and feed it air, setting off underground oil fires
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
Milestone gift from alumnus-led exploration company fuels the courage to innovate
Wayne Foo’s generosity fosters freedom, discovery and commercialization in science
Watch Webinar: Advanced Hydrocarbon Technologies
On June 10, researchers from the Canada Excellence Research Chair in Materials Engineering for Unconventional Oil Reservoirs team joined in a discussion on where the next generation of advanced hydrocarbon technologies will come from. Watch webinar.