In collaboration with the Jülich Research Center and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany, Natural Resources Canada And this National Research Council of Canada German-Canadian Content Acceleration Center (GC-MAC) announced today. With a total funding of USD 8.8 million (EUR 6 million) over a period of five years, the Center raised USD 2.2 million (EUR 1.5 million) to support the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) with funds related to German host organizations. Received. And a contribution from the Canadian government in the amount of USD 4.4 million (3 million EUR).
The center is located in both Germany and Canada and will be a common center for the development of advanced energy materials. This cooperation is an important contribution for these two countries in the global search for a net-zero economy. The GC-MAC has an impact on the clean energy spectrum and will focus on key technologies for the production and use of clean hydrogen, the renewal of carbon and conversion to renewable fuels, and new battery technologies such as those targeting batteries 2030+ Initiative EU objective.
Canada and Germany will celebrate 50 years of cooperation in the field of science and technology in 2021. This partnership promotes skills training, research exchange and exchange of expert knowledge and thanks to access to first-class knowledge and infrastructure in both countries. The center will include several researchers including the University of Toronto, University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University, Helmholtz Association, Helmholtz Institute in Ulm and Erlangen-Nuremberg, RWTH Aachen, Frederick-Alexander-University. Erlengen- Nuremberg and University of Munster.