In 2016, the University of Calgary was awarded $75 million, over seven years, from the Canada First Research Excellence Fund (CFREF) for its initiative entitled: “Global Research Initiative in Sustainable Low Carbon Unconventional Resources”. The goal of this research is to dramatically reduce the impact of energy extraction and energy use on the environment.

As part of the implementation of its GRI scientific strategy and to improve hydrocarbon recovery, while reducing emissions and energy intensity, our team will develop the state of the art electronic structure simulation tools and analysis to understand, design and discover materials for catalyzing (electro)chemical reactions such as oxygen reduction and evolution reactions, CO2 reduction reaction, electrochemical synthesis of hydrogen peroxide and so on, which are all important reactions for application in renewable energy technologies and environmental protection.

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