University Announces Clean Energy Supercluster and Cenergy

March 20, 2008

Cenergy, the business arm of the university’s new Clean Energy Supercluster, will directly enhance Colorado’s leadership in building a new energy economy as well as improving quality of life for people around the globe.

Unveiled at the state Capitol with the help of Gov. Bill Ritter and U.S. Sens. Wayne Allard and Ken Salazar, Cenergy will greatly enhance the ability of university scientists and business partners to speed clean and renewable energy research to the marketplace.

More than 100 faculty members in all eight colleges at Colorado State participate in developing alternative energy solutions and policies in the areas of biofuels, solar energy, wind power and clean-burning engines, helping Colorado’s efforts to lead the nation in creating clean and renewable energy technology and training the “green-collar” workforce. The university’s efforts support Gov. Ritter’s Colorado Climate Action Plan that aims to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases by 20 percent by 2020, and shares a commitment with other states and nations to make even deeper emissions cuts by 2050.

Colorado State’s leadership in research into alternative energy solutions dates to the 1960s. Now, faculty members in all CSU colleges – from Liberal Arts to Engineering – are developing market-driven solutions to solve some of the world’s most challenging environmental problems.

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Mark Wdowik
President and CEO, CSU Management Corporation

Bill Farland
Vice President for Research

Bryan Willson
Chief Scientific Officer, Cenergy
Director, Clean Energy Supercluster