Fort Collins, CO
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The Colorado Energy Research Collaboratory (Collaboratory) is a uniquely Colorado partnership. By requiring inter-institutional interdisciplinary collaboration to address the complex energy and natural resource challenges facing the state of Colorado, the United States and the world, the Collaboratory model has proven to be highly successful. In 2008, the four leading Colorado, USA research institutions—Colorado State University (CSU), the Colorado School of Mines (CSM), University of Colorado-Boulder (CU-Boulder), and the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) created an inter-institutional R&D collaboration called the Colorado Energy Research Collaboratory or “Collaboratory”. Collectively, the participating Collaboratory institutions conduct over USD $1 Billion in scientific and technological research annually.
The Collaboratory is transforming our energy future through research. We are leveraging Colorado’s natural resources and pioneering technologies for job creation. Our research areas support a diversified energy portfolio in advanced energy technologies in oil and gas, sustainable energy, biorefining and bioproducts, next-gen grid and energy systems integration, new materials and devices for solar energy, wind energy research and technologies, modernizing the built environment, batteries, advanced cooling, gas to liquid, and increased energy efficiency.
The Collaboratory works with industry partners, public agencies, and other universities and colleges to transform our energy future. We do this by:
•Use our world-class researchers and state-wide facilities to expand our national leadership in energy research collaborations
•Leverage partnerships to transform research innovation into commercial impact
•Training the next-gen workforce through education, company/job creating technologies and intellectual property
•Boosting the nation’s energy ecosystem through research partnerships with industry, foundations, and government