Renewable Energy Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (REMRSEC)
With annual global energy consumption expected to increase by as much as 30 TW per year by 2050 and mounting concerns over oil reserve depletion, energy security, and environmental impact, meeting world energy demand is one of the grand challenges of the 21st century. Estimates based on historical trends give several decades before many renewable technologies become competitive. Therefore, transformative technological innovation is the key to accelerating this time line, and fundamental advances in materials science will spearhead this process.
With National Science Foundation (NSF) sponsorship, the Renewable Energy Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (REMRSEC) is a key national and international resource for a broad spectrum of renewable energy research. With participation of researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), REMRSEC is focused on an ever improving world class renewable energy research institute at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado. REMRSEC focuses its efforts on the following renewable energy transformative materials science and education initiatives:
Next Generation Photovoltaic Research
Advanced Membrane Research
With its unique mission in energy and materials, Colorado School of Mines is an ideal location for REMRSEC. NREL is two kilometers away from the Mines campus. Researchers at the Colorado School of Mines and NREL have a wealth of experience in renewable materials and a strong commitment to educating the next generation of scientists and engineers entering energy-related fields. With unique facilities, accomplished team members, and significant commitment from Colorado School of Mines administration and the State of Colorado, REMRSEC is well poised to help make Colorado the traditional and renewable energy capital of the West. Click below to view a video about the physics and renewable energy efforts at the Colorado School of Mines and the Center.
Click the play button to hear Dr. Craig Taylor, REMRSEC Director, give an overview of the Center. Additional REMRSEC videos by Dr. Taylor are available by clicking the Video navigation button above.