At the signing of a new research collaboration between Trent University and Karbon Brewing Co., Karbon Brewing announced that it is also looking to deepen its ties with the university through tenancy at Cleantech Commons.
According to Stephen Tyson, Karbon Brewing’s CEO and co-founder, the company is actively exploring a location at the research park in order to strengthen its connections with Trent researchers and on-campus facilities such as the Water Quality Centre, the Trent Experimental Farm, and other laboratories and research centres.
Karbon’s vision is to build a 30,000 square foot research facility at Cleantech Commons that will also feature a brewery and brewpub. The facility will follow the latest in environmental architecture and will follow passive house design principles, which will allow for energy efficiency and a reduced environmental footprint.
“The research partnership between Karbon Brewing and Trent University is an example of how Cleantech Commons serves as a point of convergence between Trent University faculty, researchers, and students, and an emerging cluster of green technology innovators,” says Martin Yuill, executive director of Cleantech Commons.
“Our goal is to accelerate the development, testing, piloting and scaling of new clean technology solutions that will help achieve sustainability and decarbonization targets,” Yuill says.
Karbon Brewing Co. is already a member of the Cleantech Commons Cleantech Innovation Portal, an online network that helps Canadian ventures in the cleantech sector create opportunities for growth, scaling, funding, and commercial success. To learn more or to sign up for free, click here!
Cleantech Commons research park at Trent University is a partnership between Trent and the City of Peterborough. The park aims to establish itself as one of Canada’s premier green technology research and development hubs for innovative clean, green, low-carbon, and sustainable energy, environment, and climate technologies.
Research Collaboration between Trent University and Karbon Brewing Co. Leading Carbon-Zero Innovations
A first-of-its-kind research collaboration in North America, the research partnership will see Trent University and Karbon Brewing Co. collaborating to research and develop green brewing technologies for a carbon-negative future, while also collaborating on curriculum development and offering students hands-on experiential learning opportunities.
“This unique research collaboration between a university and a brewery will see Trent and Karbon Brewing Co. driving discovery and innovation for brewing sciences,” Dr. Cathy Bruce, vice president of Research & Innovation at Trent told us.
“Brewing chemistry, water conservation, experiential learning, and curriculum development are all on the Trent-Karbon horizon. From the lab to the marketplace, we see a range of interdisciplinary collaborative opportunities with Karbon. Their approach to green and clean research and development is an excellent match with the expertise and spirit of Trent University.”
“By collaborating with Trent University, we plan to lead the green revolution in brewing,” says Tyson.
“Our goal is simple – we want to produce great beer with as little impact on the environment as possible. And we want to spur conversations around climate change. In Trent, we have found a like-minded partner that is passionate about developing innovative solutions to climate change.”
About Karbon Brewing
With a mission to brew better beer for a better world, Karbon Brewing Co. aims to become Canada’s first carbon-negative brewery by 2024. While the concept of carbon neutrality is still fairly new to the brewing industry (normally, the processes of producing beer requires large amounts of natural resources and generates significant waste through packaging and consumption), the Karbon team hopes to change that through their original and environmentally sound approaches, and the partnership with Trent.
To learn more about Karbon Brewing: Meet Canada’s First Carbon-Negative Brewery
- Carbon-negative brewer eyes locating at Cleantech Commons at Trent University in Peterborough – Examiner – Read the Full Peterborough Examiner coverage here!
- First-of-its-Kind Research Collaboration between Trent University and Karbon Brewing Co. Leading Carbon-Zero Innovations – Trent News
- First-of-its-Kind Research Collaboration between Trent University and Karbon Brewing Co. – Brewers Journal
- Trent University Collaborates With Brewery For Carbon-Zero Innovations – Ptbo Canada
- Trent partners with Karbon Brewing Co on green brewing technologies, launches co-op streams for humanities and social sciences – Academica Group
- Trent University partners with Karbon Brewing – Global News