clean energy, algae, biofuels, engines, cookstove, India, design, dynamics, sustainable development
Global clean energy solutions - cookstoves, biofuels and two-stroke engines
He operates the largest independent laboratory of its kind in North America and a world leader in the study of large engines, natural gas engines, two-stroke engines and hazardous air pollutants. He is founder and board member of Envirofit International Ltd., a private non-profit that has commercialized CSU technology to solve global problems such as air pollution. He also is co-founder and co-director of the Global Innovation Center for Energy, Health, and the Environment. In 2006, he co-founded Solix Biofuels to commercialize technology to produce oil from algae and turn it into biodiesel - an environmentally friendly solution to high gas prices, greenhouse gas emissions and volatile energy markets. In 2009, the company expanded to a four-acre site on the Southern Ute Indian Reservation. Willson now serves as director of CSU's Clean Energy Supercluster, applying the Envirofit/Solix approach to maximize the impact of energy solutions developed in laboratories across campus.
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