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Think Outside of the Box: Colorado State University’s Engines & Energy Conversion Laboratory (EECL)

Research at CSU’s EECL directly helps people and communities across the world. With eight faculty, seven full-time staff, 70 students, and $2 million a year in research funding, it’s one hoppin’ place. The EECL is located on North College Avenue, on the banks of the Poudre River, in the Old Fort Collins Power Plant. Lab researchers and students conduct innovative research to solve global energy challenges.

From EECL, two well-known startups were born: Envirofit International which researches and produces two-stroke engine retrofit kits, and clean-burning cookstoves; and Solix researching and producing biodiesel made from domesticated algae.