Rocky Mountain Institute

Think and do tank specializing in green technologies geared toward energy efficiency, including lightweight composites solutions aimed at the automotive and energy generation/management industries.

22830 Two Rivers Rd.
Basalt, CO 81621 US

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SPE ACCE 2013 Review
The SPE’s annual Automotive Composites Conference & Exhibition gets a bigger venue, an expanded program and its best attendance ever.

SPE Automotive Composites & Exhibition attracts more interest this year
The 2013 SPE ACCE attracted nearly 900 attendees this year and, as usual, provided a good look at the latest in automotive composites technology.

Highlights from the 2013 SPE ACCE
The 13th annual edition of the Society of Plastics Engineer's Automotive Division composites conference is the largest ever, at a new venue.

Wanted: Big thinkers and risk takers
Quickstep Composites (Dayton, Ohio) president and independent consultant Dale Brosius challenges the auto industry to think big and take risks in composites R&D.

SPE's ACCE 2013 preview
Growth in 2012 necessitates a new venue and an expanded program.

HAWTs vs. VAWTs
Horizontal-axis wind turbines (HAWTs) command the small wind turbine (SWT) market, led by a handful of companies that have been in production for 20 to 30 years, while vertical-axis wind turbine (VAWT) manufacturers, with the exception of Ropatec (Bolzano, Italy), have mostly developed within the past five years.

Why CFRP?
There is no technology that can help automakers reach their lightweighting goals faster than carbon fiber-reinforced plastics.

Q&A Forum: Automotive Composites
How will fiber-reinforced polymers fare in a post-recession, cost- and fuel-economy-obsessed auto market?

Quiet revolution: Composites in EVs
Startup automakers make use of composite body/chassis components to extend the range of hybrid-electric and battery-electric vehicles.

Riversimple car

Out-of-autoclave carbon composites lightweight fuel cell-powered urban car
Advanced Composites Group prepreg finds application in Riversimple fuel cell-powered concept car.

Bright Automotive IDEA

100-mpg light truck unveiled for large fleets
The purpose-built IDEA car, designed for commercial and government fleets, gets up to 100 mpg.

Meridian Green Car Conf booth

Green Car Conference looks at sustainable vehicles
Well-attended first-time event marred by lack of composites industry representation.

Genus automobile seat

Tailored carbon fiber blanks to move into steel stamping arena
Reduced scrap and cost driving forces behind new technique for automotive industry.

Product Categories of Rocky Mountain Institute

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