A new study released Monday by Gov. John Hickenlooper says consumers nationwide could save $3 billion annually by voluntarily cutting their electric use
Since its founding in 1992 at a former Fort Collins power building on College Avenue, the EECL has developed into what is acknowledged today as a world leader in developing large-scale solutions to global energy problems, with particular emphasis on engine technology, smart electric grids, advanced biofuels and energy technology for the developing world.
Just recently,VanDyne SuperTurbo™, Inc., a local company that got its legs from R&D at the EECL, announced it has successfully completed Phase I of the U.S. Army Small Business Innovative Research Program, and has recently signed a contract to commence Phase II of the program. Valued at $727,000, and included in this second phase of the program, VanDyne will be delivering the Army a prototype of the large SuperTurbo for testing at the Army Tank and Automotive Command Center in the second quarter of 2012.
Envirofit International, founded by two mechanical engineering students and two professors, is a non-profit technology leader that uses sustainable, scalable business models to solve global health and environmental problems. Envirofit developed and commercialized a retrofit kit that reduces emissions from two-stroke engines by as much as 80 percent. Envirofit and the EECL are currently focused on designing and disseminating clean cookstoves in the developing world.
Solix Biofuels is developing a technology production platform for the large-scale commercialization of microalgae-based fuels and co-products. The company has expanded into a multi-acre test facility on the Southern Ute Indian Reservation in Durango.