CETRI centralizes all low-carbon and carbon-free clean energy research activities at the University of Regina (U of R). Areas of research focus include decarbonization and zero-emission hydrogen (H2) technologies, carbon (CO2) capture and utilization, and waste-to-renewable fuels and chemicals. Bringing together one of the most dynamic teams of researchers, industry leaders, innovators, and educators in the energy field, CETRI’s mission aligns with the Environment & Climate Action areas of focus in the University of Regina’s 2020-2025 Strategic Plan.

At CETRI, we adopt a comprehensive approach to clean energy research that includes feasibility & proof-of-concept studies, bench-scale & pilot-plant testing, process simulation & optimization, and pre-commercial demonstration. We offer technical, scientific, and hands-on learning opportunities for existing and prospective researchers in a diverse and inclusive environment. Our labs and facilities are also utilized to provide analytical services to external clients. We not only develop our own technologies, but our labs, pilot facilities, and expertise are utilized to test and analyze technologies developed by external clients.

How is CETRI different?

CETRI is a one-stop hub for state-of-the-art equipment and cutting-edge research geared at providing energy development and management solutions. CETRI provides professional hands-on training, analytical services, and technical advising carried out by a well-rounded team of researchers. Our world-class facilities include a skid-mounted field demonstration hydrogen plant, a multi-purpose carbon capture technology development plant, and various gas absorption pilot plant units for testing high-efficiency catalyst-aided carbon capture systems. We have different sizes of absorption and regeneration towers packed with a variety of high-performance packings.

The Canadian Energy Transition Hub (CETH)

Canada is at a crossroads. It must move to a new, low-carbon energy future as part of meeting the nation’s climate change goals. To do so will require much greater collaboration and coordination between researchers, industry, government, and Indigenous nations.

The Canadian Energy Transition Hub (CETH) at the U of R will serve as a focal point in creating the alliances we need to foster collaboration, and will be at the forefront of research, application, and expansion of low-carbon energy.

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Infrastructure and research funding provided by sponsors including: