The Clean Energy Research Center emphasizes research on solar fuels in order to produce value-added chemicals through artificial photosynthesis, the conversion of biomass into
highvalue chemicals, and the production of clean fuel.
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.