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February 26, 2017

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Colorado State's Engine and Energy Conversion Lab in Fort Collins is in an old power plant the city leases to the university. Lab Associate Director Morgan DeFoort, above, opens the door of an algae growing area of Solix Biofuels, a company housed in the lab. Algae are 80 percent oil by mass and can be used for fuel after processing.

Leila Navidi

Colorado State's Engine and Energy Conversion Lab in Fort Collins is in an old power plant the city leases to the university. Lab Associate Director Morgan DeFoort, above, opens the door of an algae growing area of Solix Biofuels, a company housed in the lab. Algae are 80 percent oil by mass and can be used for fuel after processing.