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Environment / Sustainability

Clean Energy Supercluster Expo May 5

May 3, 2009

The 2009 Clean Energy Supercluster Expo will showcase cutting-edge clean energy research from Colorado State University. Special guest, Robert McGrath, deputy laboratory director of science and technology at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, will speak at 3 p.m.

Clean Energy Supercluster Expo 2009
Tuesday, May 5
8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Lory Student Center North Ballroom

The Clean Energy Supercluster is a university-wide multidisciplinary alliance of researchers, social scientists, and business experts working on innovative research and discovery.

This all-day event showcasing the clean energy research at Colorado State, will feature brief presentations, a poster session, exhibits, the opportunity to network with industry leaders.

The event is free and open to the public.


  • 8-8:30 a.m.  Setup posters and exhibit
  • 8:30-9 a.m.  Registration and breakfast
  • 9-9:15 a.m.  Welcome - Bryan Willson, CSO Clean Energy Supercluster and Cenergy
  • 9:15-9:30 a.m.  Cenergy, Building Partnerships - Tim Reeser, COO Cenergy
  • 9:30-10 a.m.  Summary of First Cycle Seed Grants, Ken Reardon, professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering
  • 10-10:15 a.m.  Break / Poster session
  • 10:15-10:45 a.m.  “Development of Oilseed Crops for Biofuel Production in Colorado,” Patrick Byrne, associate professor of plant breeding and genetics, Department of Soil and Crops Sciences
  • 10:45-11:15 a.m.  "Algae Based Biofuels for the Transportation Sector,"  Anthony Marchese, associate professor of Mechanical Engineering
  • 11:15-12 p.m.  Poster session
  • 12-1 p.m.  Lunch
  • 1-1:15 p.m.  Preview of 2009 Seed Grants, Andrew Warnock, chief of staff, Clean Energy Supercluster
  • 1:15-1:45 p.m.  "Next Generation Lithium Ion Battery Technology," Amy Prieto, assistant professor of chemistry
  • 1:45-2:15 p.m.  "Organizational Change & Energy Conservation: A Case Study of Poudre School District," Jeni Cross, assistant professor of sociology
  • 2:15-3 p.m.  Break / Poster session
  • 3-4 p.m.  Guest speaker - Robert McGrath, deputy laboratory director of science and technology, National Renewable Energy Laboratory


RSVP online.  Breakfast and lunch provided for registered guests. Parking permits available for industry guests. 

Contact: Andrew Warnock
Phone: (970) 491-2845