EDF board visits CSU, tours Powerhouse Energy Campus

Environmental Defense Fund‘s board of trustees paid a visit to Colorado State University May 10 and were treated to a tour of the Powerhouse Energy Campus.

EDF board at powerhouse
The EDF board of trustees tours the Powerhouse Energy Campus May 10.

The nationwide environmental advocacy group has worked closely with CSU in recent years on the issue of methane emissions from the natural gas industry. CSU researchers, including mechanical engineering professor Anthony Marchese and biology professor Joe von Fischer, briefed the visitors on results to date and ongoing projects. CSU Energy Institute Director Bryan Willson led the tour.


The board’s visit ended on the roof of the Powerhouse, with views of the foothills.

The guests, also greeted personally by CSU President Tony Frank, heard an overview of energy-related research activities at the Energy Institute. This included a tour of the Advanced Cookstoves Laboratory, and a primer on Factor(E) Ventures, a CSU-based firm that supports energy solution startups in developing nations.