About Us

The Canadian Centre for Clean Coal/Carbon and Mineral Processing Technologies (C5MPT) is a unique research and education centre that supports sustainable and responsible energy and mineral development. Our research addresses four aligned themes:

The potential economic, environmental and societal benefits of this research are global in span: coal is used globally as a fuel for electrical power generation, industrial process plants and power generation facilities are a major focus of carbon capture and storage, advances in oil sands and mineral processing have the potential for providing significant environmental benefit.

We support sustainable development of Canada's natural resources-reducing or eliminating environmental impacts such as water use and greenhouse gas emissions, education a new generation of clean energy engineers, and driving economic growth and the creation of highly skilled, sustainable jobs.


To become a world-class research centre and innovation hub in clean coal/carbon and mineral processing technologies.


To ensure that Canada is a world leader in innovative and responsive development and sustainable growth of knowledge-based natural resource economy.


To develop efficient, economically viable, and environmentally responsible technologies to secure Canada's fossil fuels and mineral resources for the global economy.



  • Develop technologies for responsible resource processing and utilization.

Fundamentals of Science

  • Provide the fundamentals of science and understanding needed for commercialization of breakthrough technologies that will allow the sustainable development of our natural resources.


  • Create exceptional education and learning environment ensuring the continuing supply of future scientists and engineers.


  • Raise public awareness of the technical challenges and opportunities in environmental protection and sustainable development of natural resources in Alberta and Canada.

Management Structures

C5MPT is governed by two committees providing strategic and scientific guidance:

This board provides strategic direction; monitors progress; approves budgets, research plans and intellectual property proposals; and undertakes other centre governance tasks. The Scientific Director leads C5MPT under the guidance of this Management Advisory Board. The Director is supported by Principle Investigators for each area of research focus, and by the Centre Administrator and administrative staff.

  • The Scientific Advisory Committee:
    • Sets priority areas of research and calls for research proposals from the University of Alberta and other universities
    • Reviews and screens proposals
    • Works with researchers to align proposals with existing work and strategic direction and areas.

The committee reviews projects through all phases until completion. The Committee is comprised of industrial and academic members with an active and in-depth knowledge of the research theme areas.