Clean Energy Research Laboratory (CERL)

Based at Ontario Tech University, the Clean Energy Research Laboratory (CERL) is a facility that aims to lead clean-energy research, innovation and commercialization, and develop tangible technological and innovative solutions for sustainable energy applications.

Researchers at CERL are working on the world’s first lab-scale demonstration of a copper-chlorine (Cu-Cl) 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.

CERL remains committed to the hydrogen market by researching hydrogen’s commercial and industrial applications, including in transportation, agriculture, in addition to metallurgical and materials processing.


Ontario Tech University
2000 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa, Ontario
L1G 0C5

Areas of Expertise

Thermochemical hydrogen production
Solar-based hydrogen production
Heat engines/pumps
Wind turbine technology


Product R&D
Process R&D
Materials R&D

Contact Information


Email: David Kim – Director, Planning & Operations –

Published: January 24, 2022

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