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Research

engines
Engines Emissions and Efficiency

For over 20 years the EECL has had a history in developing products which improve engine efficiency and reduce harmful emissions from engines as small as 1 hp to as large as 2500 hp.  Our work is primarily focused on advanced ignition systems (laser, micropilot, pre-combustion chamber) and aftertreatment systems (SCR, 3-way catalysts, NSCR, oxidation catalysts).
biofuels
Advanced Biofuels

The EECL currently supports a number of biofuel research programs - fuels derived from solid biomass, liquid fuels, and various biogases. Specific research programs focus on algae-derived fuels and straight vegetable oils are looking at all issues surrounding these fuels - from growth and production, to refinement, their use in engines, and characterizing performance and emissions during use.
household
Energy for Development

2.6 billion people use biomass for cooking and heating resulting in indoor air pollution which kills one person every 20 seconds. 1.8 billion people don't have access to electricity. These numbers are growing - as they do, we see entrenched poverty, constrained delivery of social services, limited opportunities for women, and the erosion of environmental sustainability on a global level. The EECL is making a difference and working to close the gap.
renewable
Renewable & Distributed Power

Through the InteGrid Test and Development Laboratory, the EECL is helping the Fort Collins community develop a large-scale demonstration of Smart Grid technology, and developing systems and controls that will help increase the amount of renewable and distributed power that our electric grid is capable of effectively utilizing.