Sun Over Windmills

CU PhD student makes key renewable energy discovery

A discovery by a CU PhD Student may be the first step toward solving a key problem involved in harnessing and reusing energy expelled from the earth. “What I have done is prove a theory in a physical concept,” said PhD student Amina Belkadi. “Everything else is for others to do,”

A pioneer turns a potent greenhouse gas into our atmospheric ally

A shifted career path put Tom Vessels at the forefront of addressing the monstrous challenge of methane. Photo by Allen Best. Tom Vessels was eulogized last Friday afternoon at the Pavilion at Denver’s City Park. As sunshine streamed in the windows, stories were told about his thirst for adventure, his backpacking trips, his devotion to family, even a ribald tale about something he said at a beer festival. 

Only the briefest allusion was made to what may have been Vessels’ remarkable turn in life. He had followed his father into the business of natural gas.