Podcast: Inventor and entrepreneur Bryan Willson tackles global-energy problems
How does an abandoned Colorado power plant become a world-class facility for energy solutions, with diverse initiatives ranging from industrial engines to clean cookstoves? Dr. Bryan Willson, Director of Colorado State University’s Engines and Energy Conversion Laboratory, describes the building’s history, rebirth, and role in making Fort Collins a hot spot for clean energy, and in driving innovation on a global scale.

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A production of the Smithsonian's Lemelson Center. Written, hosted, and audio production by Matt Ringelstetter. Art Molella, executive producer. Amanda Murray, podcast program manager. Joyce Bedi, webmaster. Dr. Bryan Willson presented the full version of this talk, “The Power of the Power Plant as Place: How Renovation Led to Innovation,” during the Lemelson Center’s New Perspectives Symposium, November 7, 2009, at the National Museum of American History. Podcast released Tuesday, April 20, 2010. Music is “Function!” by junior85, from the Free Music Archive.