Czero Press Release: Czero to assist CalWave with wave harvesting project

August 2018

Czero Newsletter

November 2017


Mark Pickett joins Czero as director of business development

August 2017


NREL Industry Growth Forum 2017 - news item


Contact us to arrange to meet with Czero CEO Guy Babbitt at the NREL Growth Forum to talk about renewable energy technology development.


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| Czero presentation at SAE WCX17 in Detroit
As part of a half-day technical series on High Efficiency IC Engines Concepts at SAE WCX17 in Detroit, Guy Babbitt, CEO of Czero CEO, and Stephen Charlton, CTO of JP SCOPE, presented our joint research on a completely new approach to fully variable valve actuation (FVVA).

DigitalAir™ Camless FVVA System – Part 1, Valve Train Design, Capability and Performance

Presenter: Guy Babbitt, Ph.D, CEO – Czero

Wednesday, April 5, 2:30 PM, Cobo Center, Room 251 C

Part 1 of the presentation gives an overview of the analysis and design of the DigitalAir™ camless valve train, including the architecture and design of the valve and head; the details of the electric valve actuator; and the flow characteristics of the valves and resulting charge motion in a motoring engine.

Read the abstract

DigitalAir™ Camless FVVA System – Part 2, Gasoline Engine Performance Opportunities

Presenter: Stephen Charlton, CTO – JP SCOPE
Wednesday, April 5, 3:30 PM, Cobo Center, Room 251 C

Part 2 of the presentation looks at analytical and experimental data confirming the camless DigitalAir™ system meets essential performance requirements of modern gasoline direct injection (GDI) engines.

Read the abstract


April 5, 2017 | WCX17 – SAE World Congress Experience & Expo

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Czero to highlight engineering services available to researchers at CSU

February 17, 2017 at 4 PM
Powerhouse Campus, Room 104
430 N. College Ave., Fort Collins, CO  80524

February 17, 2017 | Energy Institute



SoCalGas announces funding for demonstration of mobile CNG refueling solution developed by Onboard Dynamics

SoCalGas, the largest largest natural gas distribution utility in the U.S., has contracted to fund demonstration projects using new Onboard Dynamics mobile natural gas compressors to re-fuel compressed natural gas (CNG) buses in two California school district fleets. Czero has been an Onboard Dynamics R&D partner in this ARPA-E funded project since its inception. Learn more about the project.

January 11, 2017  |  Press Release


PRI2016 - Performance Racing Industry international conference, December 8-10, 2016

Performance Racing Industry – PRI 2016

Motorsport professionals, technologists and suppliers from 70+ countries convene this week at PRI2016, the world’s largest showcase of new products and engineering advances for racing. If you’d like to meet with us at PRI, please contact Doug DeLong to arrange a time.

December 8–10, 2016


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2016 Fluid Power Innovation and Research Conference (FPIRC)

This week in Minneapolis, industry and academic researchers will come together at FPIRC16, sponsored by NFPA and the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power, to discuss the latest developments, challenges and opportunities in fluid power technologies, including likely future influences from other industries. Contact us to arrange to meet at the conference with Czero CEO Guy Babbitt and Lyle Shuey, our Chief Operating Officer.

October 10–12, 2016


SAE COMVEC logo - 2016 Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress

Meet with Czero at the SAE Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress

Automotive engineering expert Doug DeLong, Czero’s  director of business development, will be at COMVEC this week. Please contact Doug if you’d like to meet at the conference to discuss developing new technologies for on- or off-road applications.

October 4–6, 2016


21st Century Energy Transitions Symposium 2016 - logo - Colorado State University

At energy symposium, DOE deputy secretary outlines tech, policy innovations

September 30, 2016 | Colorado State University – SOURCE

Czero sponsors 21st Century Energy Transition Symposium

Energy Institute and the School of Global Environmental Sustainability at Colorado State University

September 28–29, 2016

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Czero exhibiting at International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) 2016

This year we’re exhibiting in the at IMTS, September 12–17 in Chicago. One of the world’s largest conferences, IMTS features the technologies, services and companies at the forefront of manufacturing. Visit with our engineering team in booth E-5074.

September 12–17, 2016

FACTOR[e] Ventures and Czero partner to grow high- potential sustainable energy tech startups

August 2016

NFPA IEOC logo - National Fluid Power Association - Industry & Economic Outlook Conference

Meet with us at the NFPA 2016 Industry & Economic Outlook Conference

IEOC is the National Fluid Power Association’s conference on emerging trends, market forecasts and breakthroughs in fluid power technologies. Contact us to meet with our team at this year’s conference.

August 15–17, 2016


GTI’s radically smaller chemical processing plants to monetize byproducts of natural gas production

July 2016


Czero supporting development of national facilities in Fort Collins to test new generation of methane emissions sensors

June 2016

$3.5M methane emissions test site to be built at CSU

June 2016  |  Colorado State University – SOURCE

Mechanical engineer Chris Macbeth joins Czero as technical project manager

June 2016

Northern Colorado Mercury 100: Czero engineers growth with high-profile R&D

May 27, 2016 | BizWest Magazine

Mercury 100 award for Northern Colorado's fastest-growing private companies

Czero rises in Mercury 100 ranking of Colorado’s fastest-growing companies

Moving into a new revenue bracket since last year, Czero ranked first in our tier among Northern Colorado companies across all industries, with 263% growth over two years.

May 2016

ARPA-E increases funding for Czero R&D partner Onboard Dynamics, to advance high-potential natural gas compression technologies

April 2016

SAE 2016 World Congress & Exhibition
Czero at SAE 2016 World Congress & Exhibition – April 12-14

Guy Babbitt – Czero CEO, Lyle Shuey – COO, and Doug DeLong – Director of Business Development, will be in Detroit for SAE. It you’re attending the conference and would like to meet, please email Doug to coordinate.

April 2016

Automotive expert Doug DeLong joins Czero as director of business development

March 2016

PRI Magazine - March Issue - Feature Article on advanced computing, testing, simulation

Advanced Computing, Testing & Simulation

PRI Magazine interviewed automotive engineering, simulation, analysis and testing experts, including Czero CEO Guy Babbitt, for insights on how today’s most advanced software and tools can benefit performance racing teams. Read the article

March 2016 | Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Magazine

Mechanical engineering Ph.D. Mike Sprengel joins Czero

January 2016

Czero Top 10 among engineering companies on Inc. 5000 list of America’s fastest-growing private companies

August 12, 2015  |  Press release

Meet Czero engineer & analyst Drew Cohen

August 2015

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First White House demo day features Colorado business

August 14, 2015 | The Colorado Statesman

Fort Collins innovation highlighted at White House

August 13, 2015  |  Coloradoan

White House Demo Day showcases technology jointly developed by Czero and Onboard Dynamics

August 7, 2015  |  Press Release  |  Learn more about the project

President Obama Hosts First-ever White House Demo Day

August 4, 2015  |  The White House – Briefing Room


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Czero clients VanDyne SuperTurbo, Envirofit, and research partner CSU Engines & Energy Conversion Lab part of new Smithsonian exhibit

Fort Collins Dubbed ‘Place Of Invention’ By Smithsonian

July 29, 2015  |  Colorado Public Radio – Colorado Matters

Smithsonian Highlights Fort Collins as a “Place of Invention”

June 18, 2015  |   City of Fort Collins

CSU part of Smithsonian’s ‘Places of Invention’ exhibit exhibition

June 18, 2015  |  SOURCE – Colorado State University

 Colorado Companies to Watch - 2015 Award Winner

Czero wins Colorado Companies to Watch award for contributions to Colorado economy


June 2015

Logo of the 2015 Mercury 100 award for Northern Colorado's fastest-growing private companies

Czero wins 2015 Mercury 100 award

Mercury 100 names Czero one of Northern Colorado’s fastest-growing companies

May 2015  |  Press release

Business in High Gear: Northern Colorado’s fastest-growing companies

May 2015  |  BizWest magazine

Harvesting tidal power: developing tomorrow’s technology for tidal energy conversion

April 2015

Meet with Czero at the SAE 2015 World Conference & Exhibition—April 21-23, 2015

Guy Babbitt, Czero CEO, Lyle Shuey, our director of business development, and Dan Pedersen, a senior mechanical engineer on our team, will be at the SAE World Congress & Exhibition in Detroit and available to meet regarding current or new engineering R&D projects. If you would like to meet at the conference, please contact Lyle to coordinate.

April 2015

Czero’s expert R&D support for global powertrain innovator BorgWarner

March 2015

Lyle Shuey joins Czero as director of business development

March 2015

Modeling a next-generation anchoring system for energy giant Helix Energy Solutions

February 2015

Senior mechanical engineer Dan Pedersen joins Czero

January 2015

ARPA-E: Creating practical, affordable natural-gas storage solutions

Funded by million-dollar ARPA-E grant, the Energy Systems Laboratory at Oregon State University – Cascades and Czero are developing a dual-function automotive engine that could turn any home with a gas line into a natural gas vehicle (NGV) fueling station. Learn more about the project.

Czero and Onboard Dynamics partner to develop dual-function NGV engine for home, business-based fueling

October 2014  |  InnovatioNews

Czero to provide engineering expertise for new Onboard Dynamics natural gas vehicle

September 2014  |  InnovatioNews

Czero moves to CSU’s Powerhouse Energy Campus

June 2014  |  Northern Colorado Business Report

Czero to be in-house resource for CSU Energy Institute clients at Powerhouse campus

June 2014  |  InnovatioNews

Brian Hood joins Czero team, bringing engineering R&D experience in aerospace

May 2014

CO2Nexus, Patagonia launch TERSUS Solutions waterless laundry innovation developed in collaboration with Czero engineering team

May 2014

Bright Energy Storage Technologies advances compressed air energy storage (CAES) technology 

February 2014

Aerospace engineer James Kersey joins Czero

February 2014

Innosphere graduates 13 client companies, recognizes SAGE volunteer mentors for service

January 2014  |  InnovatioNews ranks Fort Collins among ‘most promising tech hubs’

January 2014  |  The Coloradoan

ARPA-E increases R&D funding for natural-gas-compressing automotive engine

October 2013

Envirofit launches new line of solar-powered lights in Africa & Central America

October 2013

CO2Nexus a finalist for Cleanroom Innovation Award

September 2013

jobZology™ and Czero showcase the Innospere in action

September 2013

Senior engineer and analyst Jeff Rogers joins Czero

July 2013

Czero helps develop award-winning Logimesh energy-harvesting technology

April 2013

Systems engineer Kiran Kambly joins Czero

March 2013

Photo tour: a look at the Innosphere

February 2013  |  The Coloradoan

New tech demands bring change to the Innosphere

February 2013  |  The Coloradoan

Meet the green toy makers

September 2012  |  INNOVATIONEWS

America’s new Motor City

January 2012  |  Fox News – Featured Video

Czero advances new technologies

January 2012  |  The Coloradoan

Environment, engines drive Babbitt

May 2010  |  Northern Colorado Business Report

Czero co-founder awarded Bravo! Emerging Entrepreneur Award by Northern Colorado Business Report

May 2010  |  Northern Colorado Business Report

Czero profile

November 2009  |  Fleets & Fuels

Hydraulic hybrids: the answer for start-stop vehicles

October 2009  |North Forty News

Bringing Hydraulic Hybrid Retrofits to Developing Nations

November 2008  |  TLC – Planet Green

Czero: Local Startup Company Worth Watching

June 2008  |  The Coloradoan

Czero gets $67,500 grant

May 2008  |  The Coloradoan

Czero awarded $50k grant to pursue hydraulic hybrids for developing nations

January 2008  |  Press Release

Czero and the Colorado State University’s Engines and Energy Conversion Laboratory (EECL) have been awarded a $50k grant by the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA) to pursue hydraulic hybrid vehicles for developing nations. The sustainable visions grant is awarded to university and industry teams that present a credible plan to bring technology to aid those at the bottom of the pyramid. Professor Bryan Willson, director of the EECL, will be the Principle Investigator from CSU and the project is being overseen by Czero. More on the hydraulic hybrid project.

Czero moves to Fort Collins and into RMI2 Incubator office space

January 2008  |  Press Release

Since being accepted by the RMI2 incubator, Czero has had its eyes set on moving to Fort Collins. Now they have moved their operation from Colorado Springs to Fort Collins. They are located in city owned rental property at 321 West Maple. Stop by and say hello!

Goin’ Green: Company aims to cut pollution

December 2007  |  Windsor Now!

Czero Inc sets sights on global applications

Northern Colorado Business report  |  December 2007

Start your engines

November 2007  |  Fort Collins Now

Czero accepted to RMI2

October 2007  |  Press Release

This fall Czero applied to and was accepted as a client by the Rocky Mountain Innovation Initiative (RMI2) a regional technology incubator, formerly the Fort Collins Technology Incubator. This City-funded organization provides many services to start-up companies such as providing office space below retail costs, providing free business consultation and many other services. Czero recognized that Fort Collins is a leader in renewable fuels and clean energy technology.

Czero partnering with CSU’s Engines and Energy Conversion Laboratory

August 2007  |  Press Release

Czero and the Colorado State University Engines and Energy Conversion Laboratory (EECL) have agreed to work together on providing solutions to reduce pollution in developing nations. The hydraulic hybrid project will follow in the footsteps of other lab start ups like Envirofit The EECL is part of the Mechanical Engineering department at CSU.