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The Province of Ontario has contributed $3 million to support the development of CERL and to help Ontario Tech develop its capacity in hydrogen technology research. CERL houses externally funded research projects valued at more than $5.5 million including $1.78 million from the Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation, and $485,000 from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, among others.

Ontario Tech is leading a consortium of more than 30 researchers representing eight universities across Ontario and internationally that is developing a copper-chlorine cycle for producing hydrogen from nuclear energy.

CERL's partners include:

  • Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL; Chalk River, Ontario);
  • Argonne National Laboratory (Argonne, Illinois, USA);
  • McMaster University;
  • University of Guelph;
  • University of Toronto;
  • University of Waterloo; and
  • University of Western Ontario.

Research conducted at CERL is made possible through generous industry partner funding provided by:

  • Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd;
  • Durham Strategic Economic Alliance;
  • Gerdau;
  • Marnoch Thermal Power;
  • Ontario Power Generation;
  • Phoenix Canada Oil Limited;
  • Region of Durham; and
  • St. Mary's Cement