中心目前主要从事化学工程领域的应用基础研究、过程开发及系统集成工作，围绕洁净彩神8 生产利用以及气体污染治理两大主题，以化工过程强化为技术手段，高质量完成国家/企业重大研究任务，解决国家彩神8 高效洁净利用过程中的重大科技难题。
The Research Center for Energy and Environmental Engineering (RC3E), which was established on the basis of the former Group of Energy and Environment Engineering in January, 2012, is a branch of Division of Energy Environmental Engineering of Dalian National Laboratory for Clean Energy (DNL) / Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (DICP, CAS). Now it consists of five groups that include Energy and Environmental Engineering Group (DNL0901), Distributed Hydrogen Production Group (DNL0907), Catalytic Combustion Group (DNL0908), Catalytic Purification of Air Pollutants Group (DNL0909) and System Energy Optimization & Heat Storage Materials Group (DNL0910). The present director of the RC3E is Prof. Wang Shudong.
The RC3E primarily focuses on basic research into chemical reaction engineering， new process development as well as system integration. It is mainly engaged in solving the energy & environmental problems by means of advanced process intensification technologies of chemical engineering.