Czero to be in-house resource for CSU Energy Institute clients at Powerhouse campus

By: InnovatioNews Wednesday June 4, 2014 Tags: Chris Turner, CSU Energy Institute, Czero, Fort Collins, Guy Babbitt, Morgan DeFoort

FORT COLLINS - Engineering research and development company Czero announced it has partnered with the Energy Institute at Colorado State University to be an in-house resource for Energy Institute clients and sponsored technology research.

Czero said as part of the partnership the company has moved from its offices at the Rocky Mountain Innosphere to the newly-opened CSU Powerhouse Energy Campus.

As part of the Powerhouse campus, Czero will continue serving its own clients while also collaborating on innovative projects with the Energy Institute, faculty and students from CSU, government research agencies and companies in the energy, automotive and clean-teach industries.

Over the past seven years, Czero has worked closely with CSU researchers and the Engines and Energy Conversion Lab - now part of the Powerhouse campus - on research projects for VanDyne SuperTurbo, BRIGHT Energy Systems, IRIS Engines, Solix Biosystems, Envirofit International and other companies.

"Our whole team is excited to be part of the innovation hub at the Powerhouse Energy Campus," said Guy Babbitt, Czero co-founder and CEO.

"When you bring together this many innovators and resources, the cross-pollination that happens, the creative energy it generates, the opportunities that emerge - it's the best possible environment for R&D.

"You can expect some big new ideas and big new technologies to come out of collaborations at the Energy Institute in the coming years."

Czero said the Powerhouse's testing facilities, machine shop and fabrication areas were big draws for the company.

"Because our team has special expertise in these areas, we'll be supporting Energy Institute clients with advanced R&D engineering, dynamic modeling, simulations, prototype testing and analysis," said Chris Turner, Czero co-founder and VP of engineering.

Morgan DeFoort, managing director of the Energy Institute, said Czero is a valuable addition to the energy campus and the collaborations CSU is fostering there.

"The Czero team, under the leadership of Guy and Chris, has a strong record of providing their clients measureable business value from ideation to realization," DeFoort said.

"We have valued their agility in helping transform complex, fast-paced, competitive projects into real-world solutions that have supported CSU startups."

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