Czero is a premier engineering service company that specializes in accelerating new technology development for clients in the areas of clean tech, automotive, hydraulic and mechanical systems. Czero's expertise is taking someone's rough idea, or need, and quickly and cost effectively turning it into a robust design that can be made ready for high volume production. While many companies can provide that service for products and concepts that are well developed and understood, Czero's strength lies in their ability to do that with new concepts that have not been done before and need research and development along the way.

Czero works closely with the EECL and other EECL partner organizations and has been involved with a wide range of projects at the lab.

VanDyne SuperTurbo, Inc. is an Intellectual Property Company specializing in the design, development, production, and licensing of SuperTurbochargers for the global automotive market; as well as for heavy duty trucks and off highway engine manufacturers. The Company has an excellent relationship with Colorado State University's Engines & Energy Conversion Laboratory (EECL) and has sponsored a graduate student's research toward his Master's degree.

VanDyne SuperTurbo has several programs being worked on within the EECL. The first is tied into a Department of Energy program called Fort ZED, in which energy from the Company's engines is put back onto the grid during testing. This approach is a responsible method of saving previously wasted energy. The second program being conducted within the EECL by VanDyne SuperTurbo is a gasoline engine research and durability testing program for a major German car manufacturer that if successful will lead to high volume production. Other existing programs are in support of grants and research programs for the U.S. Army and a major Department of Energy program.

What is a SuperTurbocharger? Effectively, a hybrid engine; the combination of a piston engine working together with a turbine engine. The Company's unique design integrates turbocharging, turbocompounding and supercharging into one compact device connected to the engine by a Continuously Variable Transmission.

Welcome to environmental innovation at work Today, developing countries around the world face a rapidly growing problem from pollution, causing tremendous impacts on the environment and public health. In Asia alone, a toxic brown cloud of aerosols, ash, soot and other particles causes hundreds of thousands of deaths every year from respiratory disease.  It doesn't need to be this way. Technology can offer answers. And Envirofit is here to supply the innovation that will power this technology.

Envirofit's scientists and researchers develop and disseminate pollution-reducing technologies that enhance the environment and public health in developing countries, foster economic growth and alleviate poverty.

Our world's dependency on finite, non-renewable petroleum is at the heart of many of the challenges the planet is now facing. The imperative to create a renewable, low-impact transportation method has never been greater. Biofuels made from domesticated algae is poised to revolutionize the energy world and to play a leading role in the solution.

The Solix Vision is to integrate engineering discipline and biology in order to unlock the complex secrets of one of the simplest organisms on Earth, microalgae, and commercialize large-scale biofuel production that will play a vital role in solving energy dependence, energy security and climate change, without competing with global food supply.

The InteGrid laboratory ranks among the world's most advanced centers for test and development related to renewable energy, distributed generation, and power system management. Contained within the laboratory are multiple generators (natural gas gensets, microturbines), load banks, frequency and voltage stabilizers, and switchgear - all connected to the grid with the ability to import and export power.

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Convergent Science Inc. (CSI) specializes in multi-dimensional modeling of internal combustion engines. CSI has developed the next generation CFD code, CONVERGE, which is widely used in the engine design community as it offers unique advantages in terms of accuracy and productivity.

The goal of writing CONVERGE was to make engine modeling fast, easy and accurate. To this end, CONVERGE generates a mesh automatically at runtime thus eliminating all user meshing time which historically has been the limiting bottleneck for engine CFD. What’s more, in order to maximize accuracy, CONVERGE adjusts the grid density automatically to resolve gradients using an approach called adaptive mesh refinement (AMR). The goal of the CONVERGE meshing approach is to maximize accuracy while minimizing setup and run time.

CONVERGE is loaded with the physical models for spray, turbulence and combustion (including detailed chemistry) needed to accurately model any engine type including spark ignited, Diesel, natural gas and HCCI. Finally, CONVERGE runs great in parallel.

Use CONVERGE CFD and Never Make a Mesh Again.