Carleton and Chinese firm to create Clean Energy Research Institute

October 16, 2013

Carleton University has signed an agreement with China’s ENN Group to establish a new Clean Energy Research Institute at Carleton. The institute, which will be located in Carleton’s Faculty of Engineering and Design, will conduct clean energy-related research and development programs, evaluate natural gas liquefaction and storage technology, research the use of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in large trucks, establish industrial and technical standards, and carry out LNG training. The institute will be directed by Junjie Gu in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, who began work with ENN Group in 2008 as a visiting scholar from Carleton. According to Environment Canada, natural gas is the cleanest fossil fuel and can be 30% to 40% less expensive than traditional fuels like gasoline or diesel. Carleton News Release