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CanmetENERGY in Ottawa

Clean Energy | Research | Innovation | Leadership

CanmetENERGY Ottawa’s mission is to lead the development of energy science and technology (S&T) solutions for the environmental and economic benefit of Canadians. In pursuit of this mission, we:

  • apply our scientific expertise and leverage our unique pilot-scale facilities
  • accelerate the advancement of clean energy technologies, from the initial research stage through to commercialization
  • collaborate with partners, including manufacturers, academia, planners, builders, and all levels of government

Our research and development programs

With over 200 scientists, engineers, technologists, managers, and support staff, CanmetENERGY Ottawa develops and directs S&T programs and services aimed at a low-carbon future, and provides scientific and technical expertise in the following areas:

CO2 capture, utilization and storage (CCUS)

Our industrially focused CCUS program strives to control carbon emissions through transformative capture technologies, the utilization of carbon emissions, and improvements in storage capacity.


Our research and development (R&D) in transportation is addressing system-level technical barriers to electrifying transportation and controlling emissions from advanced internal combustion engines.


We collaborate with industry to deliver transformative solutions to reduce GHG emissions and increase energy efficiency from their operations.


Our renewable research and development (R&D) is helping to integrate renewable energy sources into the electricity grid and is allowing the dissemination of renewable energy to all regions of Canada.

Oil and gas

Our research and development (R&D) is helping to improve oil sands, and tight oil and shale gas extraction and processing, while reducing methane and CO2 emissions.

Built environment

Our research and development (R&D) in the built environment supports cost effective pathways to zero-carbon housing, buildings and communities.


Our research and development (R&D) in bioenergy is breaking down barriers that are limiting the growth of the Canadian bio-economy.

Northern and remote energy

Our research and development (R&D) is improving the affordability, resiliency, and energy efficiency of housing in northern and remote communities.

Characterization Laboratory

Learn more about the standardized and specialized analytical services offered by our Characterization Laboratory.


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Spotlight on CanmetENERGY in Ottawa

A six-part series on bioheat in Ontario

Business and community leaders, as well as bioheat experts, such as CanmetENERGY Ottawa Researcher Sebnem Madrali, will discuss the benefits of bioheat, types of solid woody fuel, technology options, project planning, and more. The Solid Wood Bioheat Webinar Series takes place every Thursday between February 4 and March 11, from 11:00 to 12:00 EST.

The Solid Wood Bioheat Webinar Series is hosted by the Centre for Research & Innovation in the Bio-Economy (CRIBE), in partnership with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, FPInnovations, and Natural Resources Canada.

Explore the Solid Wood Bioheat Webinar Series

Collaborate with CanmetENERGY Ottawa

Learn about various forms of collaboration opportunities available, and business services offered, by contacting CanmetENERGY Ottawa’s Business Office.

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