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CSU Energy Institute awarded $1 million from DOE to support energy innovation

By District Energy posted 06-08-2021 17:50


Colorado State University


Colorado State University’s Energy Institute will receive $1 million from the U.S. Department of Energy to support energy innovation and commercialization in Colorado and the region. The award is part of the DOE’s Energy Program for Innovation Clusters (EPIC).

The funding, announced jointly by Colorado state lawmakers, will help CSU create the Rockies/Plains Energy Accelerator for Commercializing Hardtech (REACH), in collaboration with Innosphere Ventures, the Colorado Energy Research Collaboratory, and 22 other committed ecosystem partners. REACH is tailored to the specific needs of the Rocky Mountains Great Plains region – an area spanning over 40% of the lower continental United States and producing 25% of the nation’s energy

“Colorado’s innovation ecosystem is well-poised for acceleration to meet the need for clean, low-carbon technologies in order to meet the nation’s ambitious climate goals,” said Bryan Willson, executive director of the CSU Energy Institute. “The REACH accelerator will allow us to work with early-stage companies to help transition their technologies into viable businesses that can help meet these goals.”

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