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Larry Edward Penley, president of Colorado State University, will open the new Distributed Power Generation Research Center – a partnership between Caterpillar, Colorado State University and Woodward Governor to investigate efficient, clean-burning engines that could someday be used to support electrical power grids.


The event will be from 11:15 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, Oct. 4 in the Engines and Energy Conversion Laboratory, 430 N. College Ave., in Fort Collins.


A multiple outlet box will be provided. Tom Gendron, president and chief executive officer of Woodward, and Kevin Bruch, engine and development manager for Caterpillar, are scheduled to attend.


Ample parking will be provided. The engines lab is in the old Fort Collins power plant just north of downtown Fort Collins on the east side of College Avenue. Take I-25 north to the Colo. 14 or Mulberry exit. Go west to Riverside Avenue and turn right. Take Riverside to College and turn right. The engines lab is on the right.


For more information, contact Emily Narvaes Wilmsen at (970) 491-2336.