At Chalmers University of Technology are a number of centres, national competence centres as well as other centres which cooperate across traditional departmental boundaries. The energy-related centres, listed in alphabetical order, are:
Centre for Chemical Process Engineering, CPE
CPE is a centre at Chalmers University of Technology. CPE promotes cooperation between industry and academia for development of the chemical engineering field. The centre includes companies in industries with specialization in chemistry, plastics, pulp and paper, pharmaceutical and equipment manufacturers.
Centre for Indirect Gasification of Biomass, GIGB
Sweden has the ambition to become independent of fossil fuels by 2030 and as part of this focus research on technologies for the production of "green" fuels from biomass. Chalmers’ centre is part of a national effort in the field in which Swedish industry is supported in their pursuit of full-scale plants for the extraction of environmentally friendly fuels.
Centre for management of the built environment, CMB (website only in Swedish)
CMB is Sweden's principle forum for management issues relating to the built environment. CMB comprises four Chalmers departments and around 40 of the market's key players, in the private, public and corporate sectors. Our objective is to promote a modern approach to management and contribute to a sustainable built environment.
Combustion Engine Research Center, CERC
CERC is a university-industrial partnership performing engine research on reduced fuel consumption (lower CO2 production) and exhaust emissions. We focus on new direct-injected engine combustion concepts and renewable fuels. CERC performs applied and basic experiments, develops models, and experimentally validates models.
Competence Centre for Catalysis, KCK
KCK is a national interdisciplinary research centre which is focused on environmental catalysis and energy-related catalysis. The vision is to contribute to sustainable transport-, energy- and environmental systems by developing state-of-the-art catalytic techniques. The Swedish Energy Agency, Chalmers and six member companies finance the research.
Competence Centre for High Temperature Corrosion, HTC
HTC is a Swedish competence centre devoted to high temperature corrosion. Our vision is to generate new generic knowledge that helps solve critical corrosion issues, thereby contributing to the development of a more sustainable energy system. HTC is financed by the Swedish Energy Agency, Chalmers and 22 companies.
Competence Centre Recycling, CCR (website only in Swedish, English website under reconstruction)
Competence Centre Recycling has the aim to be a creative platform for a broad research and development co-operation between academia and industry in the material recycling area. Material recycling and reuse of materials and components are central parts of a resource smart material use in a sustainable society.
f3 – Swedish Knowledge Centre for Renewable Fuels
Mistra Urban Futures
Mistra Urban Futures is a research centre that collaborates across disciplines to deliver knowledge and tools needed to enable fair, green and dense cities. Platforms and projects in Cape Town, Gothenburg, Manchester, Kisumu and Shanghai deliver knowledge and results to impact on the transformation of cities.
Nationellt renoveringscentrum (website only in Swedish)
Nationellt renoveringscentrum (RC) is a Swedish national centre for renovation of buildings. Through knowledge creation and dissemination of information, RC aims to support various players in the construction sector to implement an efficient refurbishment process. Existing buildings are to be energy efficient and their function maintained or improved to meet the demands of users and authorities.
SuMo Biomaterials Vinn Excellence Center is a unique interdisciplinary research consortium between academia and industry with focus on understanding and developing smart functionalities in soft biomaterials. SuMo uses company needs to create innovations and excellence in science and added value for industry, academia and society.
Sustainable Nuclear Energy Centre, Snec
The centre is an interdisciplinary forum where all actors in nuclear engineering and activities involving ionizing radiation have an area to meet, exchange ideas and inspire each other in new innovative research. The centre coordinates and maintains key competences, and informs about nuclear energy in a comprehensive, responsible and critical manner.
Swedish Electromobility Centre (former Swedish Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Centre, SHC)
Swedish Electromobility Centre is a national centre
of excellence for electric and hybrid vehicles and charging
infrastructure. The centre serves as a base for integration between
academia, industry and society. The research covers system studies and
machines and drives, energy storage, vehicle analysis and fuel cell
Swedish Life Cycle Center
This is a centre of excellence for the advance of life cycle thinking in industry and other parts of society. The centre aims for credible and applied life cycle thinking globally and has a mission to improve the environmental performance of products and services, as a natural part of sustainable development.
Swedish Wind Power Technology Centre, SWPTC
Wallenberg Wood Science Center