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David Hiller has been named the first executive director of the Colorado Renewable Energy Collaboratory, a research collaboration group including members from the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), the Colorado School of Mines, Colorado State University (CSU) and the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Hiller, a former staff member and advisor to Sen. Ken Salazar, D-Colo., will work directly with the Collaboratory directors and executive board to pursue the organization's strategic vision, expand joint research activities, and increase coordination with state and federal officials. The Collaboratory's central purpose is to develop renewable energy technologies for rapid commercialization.

Other executive board members include Stan Bull, executive director of strategic partnerships at the NREL; William Farland, vice president for research at CSU; John Poate, vice president of research and technology transfer at the Colorado School of Mines; and Stein Sture, vice chancellor for research at the University of Colorado at Boulder.


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