Our Mission

As the global population and economic activity grow, so too does worldwide energy demand. Burning fossil fuels has, until now, represented the cheapest form of electricity. It is responsible for major emissions of carbon dioxide. Our network is actively researching the efficient capture and conversion of carbon dioxide into fuels and high value feedstocks.

Research Highlights

August 3rd, 2016. Our record-breaking CO2 reduction catalyst was just published in Nature. This catalyst utilizes field-induced reagent concentration, a novel concept discovered by the team at the University of Toronto which utilizes nanotechnology to speed up reaction rates. You can download our article here.


April 1st, 2016. Our latest paper on catalysts for water splitting was just published to Science! You can download our article here.



Our network is ever expanding and includes members from academia, industry, and research organizations.


Our network includes leading researchers from universities across Canada including the University of British Columbia, Queen’s University, University of Alberta, University of Calgary, and University of Toronto.


Industrial partnerships from global leaders in energy, technology, and science provide our network with advice and guidance grounded in real world applications. Some of our partners include international conglomerates from energy and chemical feedstock manufacturing.

Research Organizations

This network draws upon the support of established research organizations such as the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) and Canada’s National Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC).