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Sen. John Hickenlooper tours Powerhouse Energy Campus, discusses energy transition

By District Energy posted 04-24-2022 12:28


Colorado State University


Colorado State University’s range of expertise in finding solutions to the climate crisis was on full display during an April 19 visit from U.S. Sen. John Hickenlooper.

The senator from Colorado and several staff members spent the morning at the Powerhouse Energy Campus, visiting with students and faculty, learning about research projects and touring the Engines and Energy Conversion Lab – home to, among other things, a newly donated 3.5-megawatt natural gas turbine.

During his visit, which included remarks from President Joyce McConnell, Vice President for Research Alan Rudolph, CSU Energy Institute Executive Director Bryan Willson, and several others, Hickenlooper heard short presentations across a variety of topics, from CSU’s plans for making hydrogen power a major research focus with the help of the donated engine, to its sought-after work in methane leak detection in partnership with natural gas companies. Faculty, staff and students from the Energy Institute, Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering, College of Agricultural Sciences and others offered research briefings

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