C-FER supports operating companies and equipment vendors in applied research and development projects that address broad industry challenges. Combining funding contributions from multiple industry participants allows larger initiatives and brings broader industry experience to the table to help direct and disseminate the project work. The industry funding can often be leveraged through government funding programs to support the development of new infrastructure or to support vendor participation. These projects can include:
- Engineering reviews to identify best practices and technology gaps in current operations;
- Feasibility studies of implementing new technologies or procedures;
- Developing new standardized testing methods to help industry qualify equipment for new applications; and
- Producing new engineering software tools to assist C-FER’s clients in their day-to-day operations.