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About CERL

CERL is a world-class facility

The Clean Energy Research Laboratory (CERL) officially opened in September 2010. As part of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science (FEAS), CERL is a cutting-edge laboratory that will pioneer clean energy research and potentially uncover major solutions to the problem of climate change. CERL’s mission is to develop clean energy technologies and move them from laboratory to commercial and industrial applications.

Located at Ontario Tech's north Oshawa location, CERL is a world-class facility where researchers are working on the world's first lab-scale demonstration of a copper-chlorine cycle for thermochemical water splitting and nuclear hydrogen production. Using nuclear, solar or other heat sources (such as waste heat from industrial plant emissions), the Cu-Cl cycle promises to achieve higher efficiencies, lower environmental impact and lower costs of hydrogen production than any other existing technology.