The Engines and Energy Conversion Lab is now entering its third decade of delivering significant, meaningful solutions to meet the global energy challenges and opportunities of the 21st Century, providing our students and researchers the experience and tools for a lifetime of contribution. With a focus towards market driven solutions, products developed at the lab in partnership with our industrial sponsors have reduced pollution in the atmosphere by millions of tons and have saved over 14 billion cubic feet of natural gas.
The lab was founded in 1992 with the goal of approving engine efficiency and reducing emissions. The City of Fort Collins provided the city’s old power plant as a location for the lab, breathing new life into the then-vacant building. Starting off with a massive engine once used to transport natural gas through the U.S. pipeline system, the lab quickly added new elements to its testing facilities and capabilities. See what services the lab offers here. Today, the lab continues to embody the innovative spirit.