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Energy Policy Institute (EPI)

The Energy Policy Institute (EPI), located on the Boise State University campus, provides robust and timely research that meets the challenges of an increasingly carbon-constrained economy, which include the need for energy and environmental security, as well as sustainable economic development.

EPI has the unique capability to leverage the know-how of researchers and faculty from the CAES partners to match specific research projects and the needs of stakeholders and funding agencies at the international, national, regional, and local levels.

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Energy Efficiency Research Institute (CEERI)

The CAES Energy Efficiency Research Institute (CEERI), based out of Boise State University, promotes the efficient and effective use of energy resources through cutting edge research, accessible education and effective outreach.

CEERI’s goals include developing energy efficiency concepts through research in applied technology and consumer behavior; providing specialized education for energy efficiency technicians, engineers and architects; evaluating existing energy-saving technologies; and creating infrastructure for the accelerated transfer of ideas from the institute to the marketplace.

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Recent Projects

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PVMapper

Online software tool for photovoltaic projects.

Turby the award-winning wind turbine

Boise State University wins Collegiate Wind Competition award.

Heavy Vehicle Simulator Helps Increase Fuel Efficiency

Upcoming Events

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Jun 25th

All Day

Isotope and Materials Science Roadmapping Working Meeting

Contact: Paul Stonaha

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Isotope and Materials Science Roadmapping Working Meeting

Date: Jun 25, 2018 - Jun 26, 2018 All DayContact: Paul Stonaha

Location: 995 University Blvd, Idaho Falls, ID 83401, USA

The purpose of this working meeting is to form a collaborative research initiative between CAES universities, the Idaho Accelerator Center (IAC, Pocatello), and the INL. Attendees will work to answer the question: "What research facilities are necessary to meet present and future needs in isotope and nuclear materials science?" Contributions from attendees will be used to develop a 5 to 10 year road map for future research capabilities that will support isotope and nuclear material research. One focus will be a proposed pulsed neutron source at the IAC. The road map will serve as a boilerplate for future proposals. Abstracts should focus on current and future production, uses, and characterization of isotopes and nuclear materials (cladding, fuel, etc.). The workshop will include select presentations, breakout sessions, workshop review, and a tour of the Idaho Accelerator Center (transportation there and back provided). Abstract Submission Deadline: June, 8, 2018

Jul 26th

All Day

Molten Salt Systems for Large Scale Energy Storage

Contact: Don Roth

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Molten Salt Systems for Large Scale Energy Storage

Date: Jul 26, 2018 - Jul 26, 2018 All DayContact: Don Roth

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The University of Wyoming will host a working group meeting on Molten Salt Systems for Large Scale Energy Storage on their campus in Laramie. The CAES meeting will convene a group of active researchers to discuss R&D gaps in the molten salt field, applications across the integrative energy spectrum, and scientific, engineering, and economic drivers impacting molten salt energy storage, transport and transfer.

Aug 21st

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Joint Workshop: National University Consortium and CAES

Contact: Tiffany Adams

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Joint Workshop: National University Consortium and CAES

Date: Aug 21, 2018 - Aug 22, 2018 All DayContact: Tiffany Adams

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This workshop will be built around the Consolidated Innovative Nuclear Research (CINR) funding announcement (expected in August 2018) to give the opportunity to learn about INL's research priorities related to the CINR work scopes, build collaborative and diverse research teams, and brainstorm potential proposals to address CINR work scopes.

Aug 27th

All Day

Global Materials Working Meeting and Capabilities Tour

Contact: Amy Moll

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Global Materials Working Meeting and Capabilities Tour

Date: Aug 27, 2018 - Aug 28, 2018 All DayContact: Amy Moll

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Boise State University will host a Global Materials Working Meeting and capabilities tour on their campus. This meeting will focus on computation materials science, materials for extreme environments, and materials for sensor development. It will also feature a tour of BSU’s new Micron School of Materials Science and Engineering. These workshops are the result of three collaborative research planning meetings held between CAES and INL's major research directorates earlier this fiscal year.