Clean Energy Research Center was founded with a goal of developing fundamental technologies required to produce value added chemicals using the carbon (carbon dioxide) cycle process and associated principles and materials. The Center is emphasizing research on solar-fuels technology to produce value added chemicals by artificial photosynthesis, bio-fuels technology to chemically and biologically convert biomass such as lumber to high-value chemicals, and clean-fuels technology to add high value to natural gas such as shale gas. Currently, there are 16 doctorate researchers, 3 master researchers, 4 technicians, and approximately 90 postdoctoral researchers and graduate students that are conducting research in these fields.
Clean Energy Research Center is developing core technologies required to produced clean energy and chemicals in the era of climate change and is advancing the research and development with a vision of creating new future industries by the commercialization of such technology. Especially, complete carbon cycling is being developed from the basic fundamental technology research stage with a goal of commercialization to pilot-level research.