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Recent media coverage



“Microgrids Power Rwandan Villages From the Bottom Up,” Energy Central

“CSU researchers working on an electric car that recharges itself on roads,” 9News

“CSU researchers working on an electric car that recharges itself on roads,” Denver Business Journal

“Powered by citizen volunteers, air pollution study gets $1.6 million,” SOURCE

“Electric vehicles that charge as you drive? CSU gets support for feasibility study,” SOURCE

“Workshop celebrates Energy Institute as innovation leader,” SOURCE

“CSU’s 2-time NCAA champion came halfway around the world to earn an engineering degree,” The Coloradoan


“A pioneer town reinventing how we harness energy,”

“Seaweed-into-biofuel project gets Department of Energy support,” SOURCE

“School of Global Environmental Sustainability announces 2018-2019 Global Challenges Research Teams, Resident Fellows,” SOURCE

“E-Days preview: Mechanical engineering students evaluate refrigeration to solve food waste problem,” SOURCE


“Next-generation photovoltaics for economical clean energy,”

“Energy Institute team awarded $1.2 million to study natural gas engine efficiency,” EurekAlert!

“Energy Institute team awarded $1.2M to study natural gas engine efficiency,” SOURCE


“CSU researchers study switchgrass as alternative biofuel source to corn,” Innovation News

“Biofuels can help solve climate change, especially with a carbon tax,” The Guardian

“How biofuels from plant fibers could combat global warming,” Science Daily

“$1.8M from DOE supports innovative waste heat recovery system,” EurekAlert

“$1.8M from DOE supports innovative waste heat recovery system,” SOURCE

Want Cleaner Air? Try Using Less DeodorantThe New York Times

“Wall Paint, Perfumes and Cleaning Agents Are Polluting Our Air,” NPR

“Shampoo is causing air pollution but lets not lose our heads,” New Scientist

“Household chemicals rival vehicles as smog source,” Nature

“Mad about L.A.’s air quality? Blame common products like hairspray and paint, not just cars,” Los Angeles Times


“A Colorado Company Uses Rice Waste To Generate Power In India,”  Colorado Public Radio

“International energy company that makes gas from rice husks moves to CSU’s Powerhouse,” The Coloradoan

“Mini-Grids Foolhardy No Longer, Husk Power Raises $20M via Engie, Shell & Swedfund,” Microgrid Knowledge

“Shell Technology Ventures Leads $20 Million Investment in Minigrid Specialist Husk,” Greentech Media

“Fort Collins energy firm that uses rice husks to power remote villages attracts $20 million from Shell’s venture arm,” The Denver Post

“International energy company moves HQ to Fort Collins,” BizWest

“Program Aims To Slash Cost of Methane Sensor Systems,” Oil Gas Facilities



“CSU students team up with GRID Alternatives to bring solar energy to low-income communities,” Collegian

“Bohemian’s $6M gift creates Bryan Willson Presidential Chair,” SOURCE

“CSU gets $6 million to fund energy-efficient research,” Denver Business Journal

“Bohemian gives CSU $6M for ‘transformative’ energy efficiency research,” The Coloradoan

“CSU gets $6 million to fund energy-efficient research,” 9News

“VIDEO: Three Western governors look beyond politics to advance clean energy,” SOURCE

“Historic Powerhouse Energy Campus celebrates 25th anniversary Nov. 2,” SOURCE

“Opinion: Fort Collins’ risk became a Powerhouse in energy science,” The Coloradoan

“New grants bolster CSU expertise in wildfire smoke impacts,” SOURCE

“Smoke from wildfires may be surprisingly deadly, scientists report,” the Washington Post

“Smoke might be surprisingly deadly — scientists,” E&E News