The Places of Innovation Workshop was held at the Powerhouse Energy Campus.
Chemistry graduate students Ryan Pearson and Matthew Ryan were selected as the winners of the 2018 CSU Demo Days Energy Institute Award for Graduate Student Poster of the Year! Their research, a paintable do-it-yourself heat-reflective retrofit coating for older energy inefficient windows, was showcased that day along with over sixty competing graduate students.
The ambitious project involves a high-tech, three-mile-long recycled carbon fiber cable adrift in the open ocean.
Following a series of judged events May 10-22, a winner will be crowned for EcoCAR 3, one of the nation's premier Advanced Vehicle Technology Competitions.
The researchers will continue developing their prototype and prepare it for demonstration at the final phase of the competition at the NASA Glenn Research Center in October.
Students on the Solar-Powered Refrigeration Team are using their mechanical engineering Senior Design project to test solutions that could make refrigeration more affordable and sustainable for developing nations.
Colorado State University’s Energy Institute, in collaboration with two corporations -- Cummins Inc. and Woodward Inc. -- have landed a $1.2-million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to develop medium, heavy-duty and on-road natural gas engines for the bigger trucks.
Supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, the researchers will look at making natural gas engines as efficient as diesel engines in the same class.