June 27, 2015. CSU team (John Whitmore, Joe Pointer, Shawn Nicholson and Geoff Pietz) win the Dr. Gil Moore Award for Innovation at the 2015 Intercollegiate Rocket Engineering Competition for their successful launch and recovery of a 400 lbf thrust hybrid rocket. Click here for video.
June 15, 2015. Research
grant entitled "Autoignition of Liquid Hydrocarbon Droplets in Lean,
High Pressure Natural Gas Mixtures Using a Rapid Compression Machine"
received from the
National Science Foundation.
February 10, 2015. Results from field campaign for natural gas gathering and processing methane emissions project published today in Environmental Science and Technology.
October 15 , 2013. Research project entitled "Quantifying Fugitive Methane Emissions from the Natural Gas Gathering and Processing Sector", organized by the Environmental Defense Fund and funded by EDF and a group of industry partners, is initiated.
October 15 , 2012 . Research grant entitled "Achieving Tier 4 Emissions and Efficiency in Biomass Cookstoves"
awarded from DOE in response to the FOA Technology Research,
Development and Tools for Clean Biomass Cookstoves (DOE FOA-0000709).
Sept. 26 , 2012. Graduate student Esteban Hincapie wins Young Algae Researcher Award by the Algae Biomass Organization.
March 1, 2012 . Research grant "Evaluation of Cellulosic Biomass Derived Oxygenates as Drop- In Fuel Blend Components" received from DOE.
June 3, 2010 . Bloomerg Markets article on the current status of algal biofuels.
April 27, 2010. CSU to perform engine testing on bio-butanol produced from pine beetle kill by Cobalt biofuels. Project featured on CBS4 News in Denver.
March 29 , 2010. Fort Collins Coloradoan article on NSF algae-derived biofuel combustion grant.
January 13, 2010. Department of Energy announces $49 million award to
the National Alliance for Advanced Biofuels and Bio-products for the
creation of an algae biofuel consortium. Marchese research group to
focus on characterization of the properties of algae-derived fuels.
January 1, 2010 . Research
grant entitled "Demonstration of Bio-Alcohol/FAME Blends with Tailored
Low Temperature Chemistry for Enhanced Homogenous Charge Compression
Ignition (HCCI) Engine Performance" received from the Colorado Center for Biorefining and Biofuels.
August 2009. Research
grant entitled "The Effect of Chemical Structure on Pollutant Formation
Kinetics in Algae-Derived Biofuel Combustion" received from the
National Science Foundation. Press Release (March 24, 2010).
March 2008. CSU awarded NSF Grant to acquire rapid compression machine and rapid NOx analyzer for combustion chemistry of biofuels.
February 19, 2008. Biofuels research at CSU featured in Fort Collins Coloradoan.