A laboratory that has developed solutions to reduce emissions from large industrial engines, worked to define the architectures for the future electric grid, developed advanced biofuels and more will soon be expanded. Colorado State University has started an 18.5-million dollar, 65-thousand square foot expansion of the Engines and Energy Conversion Laboratory. Lab founder and co-director Bryan Willson says the addition will provide the space needed to continue to have a global impact. According to laboratory co-director Morgan DeFoort – the expansion will not only be home to cutting-edge energy research – but the building itself will represent an innovation in sustainable design. It is expected to be one of the most sustainable and energy efficient buildings ever built. A new institute called the Powerhouse Energy Institute is also a result of the expansion.
Source: NAFB News Service