The Energy Institute serves as a nucleus of research, education, and outreach for the faculty, staff, and students of Colorado State University.
Energy is a central element of almost every major challenge and opportunity the world faces today. CSU has a long history of pioneering work in energy, with over 160 faculty developing energy technologies, exploring the economics, environmental, and sociological impacts of energy use, and proposing energy policy solutions.
The Institute aims to grow the impact, reach, and reputation of energy research and education at Colorado State University by increasing collaboration with industry and governmental partners, creating new research and educational opportunities for CSU faculty and students, and accelerating the dissemination of CSU solutions.
This cross-campus, interdisciplinary effort is operated under the Office of the Vice President for Research. The extensive network of researchers, research programs, and centers, spans all eight colleges at CSU, and extends off campus to a global network of public and private partners.
Support our continued growth.
To support the continued growth, broaden our research and advance entrepreneurial models, Colorado State University has created the Powerhouse Energy Campus. Powerhouse, a 65,000 square foot LEED certified addition to the Engines & Energy Conversion Laboratory will become a hub of clean energy research at CSU and will foster an interdisciplinary model that will lead to transformational research. It will be home to numerous laboratories, policy centers, and start-up companies. The new building will represent a new model of collaborative space that will foster interaction and cooperation between researchers, departments, partners, and sponsors. Students and faculty from CSU will interact with visiting scholars from around the world, and the public will be invited to take interactive tours and participate in workshops. At its core, the Powerhouse will be a catalyst for clean energy transformation and a better world.
But to make that vision a reality, we are turning to our alumni, friends, and supporters for help. You can make your legacy the clean energy transformation by making a donation.DONATE NOW
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The Energy Institute will employ four
In support of the mission of Colorado State University, the Institute provides opportunities to students and faculty for cultivating transformative energy research.
- Seed grants
- Proposal support and post-award management
- Access to a global network of industrial and governmental partners
- Targeted course work and degree programs
The Institute promotes and maintains critical connections between public, industry, and government stakeholders and Colorado State University. This network includes large multi-national corporations, local, state and national governments, and research connections from other universities. The Institute sponsors important international events and research symposia, attracting world-class thought leaders to campus.
Serve as a portal
The Institute is a two-way conduit for innovative energy research. In addition to providing support for the groundbreaking work carried out in the CSU ecosystem, the Institute’s infrastructure encourages engagement with the global energy community.
Facilitate large-scale application:
The Energy Institute, working closely with CSU Ventures, brings innovations and technologies to market by helping researchers and partners navigate intellectual property rights, licensing, and entrepreneurship.