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Unless otherwise notified, events listed here will be held at the NREL Education Center, 15013 Denver West Parkway, Golden, CO. The Education Center phone number is 303-384-6565.

August 2014

Power Lunch Lecture - Fuel Cell Hybrid Vehicle Ride and Drive Event – Toyota FCHV-adv Highlander SUVs

August 20, 2014, 12:00 - 2:00 MST

Presented by Keith Wipke, Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Technologies Laboratory Program Manager

Curious about the newest hydrogen fuel cell hybrid vehicles (FCHV-adv) driving around NREL’s campus? Would you like to get behind the wheel?

These vehicles are representative of many fuel cell hybrid designs being proposed by automotive companies today. Toyota plans to introduce a fuel cell hybrid sedan to the U.S. commercial market in 2015.

Based on the Toyota Highlander mid-size sport utility vehicle platform, the FCHV-adv has a fuel cell system with light-weight high-pressure hydrogen gas tanks, an electric motor, a nickel metal hydride battery, and a power-control unit that determines the split of power from the battery or the fuel cell stack to power the vehicle. When the fuel cell is in use, hydrogen is fed to the fuel cell stack where it is combined with oxygen from the air. The electricity produced by this chemical reaction is used to power the electric motor and charge the battery.

Join us for a Power Lunch Lecture Series presentation followed by a Ride and Drive event with Keith Wipke and sign up for an opportunity to drive one of the fuel cell hybrid vehicles - advanced following the presentation.

Contact the Education Center to make a reservation for this free public program.  Participants are welcome to bring a lunch to enjoy during the presentation.

Maps, directions and security requirements

  • Open to the Public
  • Free
  • NREL-sponsored

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Golden Earth Days Sustainability Education Series

August 28, 2014, 7:00 - 9:00

  • Jefferson Unitarian Church, 14350 W. 32nd Ave., Golden, CO 80401
  • Contact: Sheila Townsend 303-279-1446

Bill Becker will present Climate Wars, A Report from the Front Lines. Mr. Becker is a senior policy advisor on sustainable development, clean energy and climate policy with former Governor Bill Ritter’s Center for the New Energy Economy, Hunter Lovins’ Natural Capitalism Solutions and the Washington, D.C. Environment & Energy Study Institute.

 

 

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Sustainable NREL Walking Campus Tour

August 29, 2014, 9:00 - 10:30 MST

NREL exemplifies environmental sustainability throughout its operations. Visitors learn about renewable energy and energy efficiency research as well as see for themselves how the campus is demonstrating clean energy technologies, reducing waste, and eliminating atmospheric pollution. The Sustainable NREL Walking Campus Tour is a vigorous, outdoor walking tour, so visitors are urged to wear comfortable walking shoes and to dress for the weather. The tours start at the NREL Education Center and include the Research Support Facility, NREL Parking Garage, and Central Detention Pond. Participants must be 18 or older, a U.S. Citizen, and have photo ID. Space is limited and advance registration is required.

 

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  • Open to the Public
  • Free
  • NREL-sponsored

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Education Center to Close at Noon August 29

August 29, 2014

The Education Center will close at noon on Friday, August 29 and will be closed Monday, September 1. It will reopen at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, September 2.

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September 2014

Sustainable NREL Walking Campus Tour

September 19, 2014, 9:00 - 10:30

NREL exemplifies environmental sustainability throughout its operations. Visitors learn about renewable energy and energy efficiency research as well as see for themselves how the campus is demonstrating clean energy technologies, reducing waste, and eliminating atmospheric pollution. The Sustainable NREL Walking Campus Tour is a vigorous, outdoor walking tour, so visitors are urged to wear comfortable walking shoes and to dress for the weather. The tours start at the NREL Education Center and include the Research Support Facility, NREL Parking Garage, and Central Detention Pond. Participants must be 18 or older, a U.S. Citizen, and have photo ID. Space is limited and advance registration is required.

Maps, directions and security requirements

  • Open to the Public
  • Free
  • NREL-sponsored

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