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Fortescue will continue strengthening its presence in the United States and reaffirm its position as a global leader in green energy technology through the continued expansion , testing, and development in our Colorado Innovation Center (CIC). The CIC, located in Golden, Colorado will play a pivotal role in advancing green hydrogen and green energy innovations with a specific focus on decarbonizing the most challenging industries.

Key Highlights

  • Location: Golden, Colorado
  • Collaboration: In partnership with leading Colorado universities and institutions, including the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
  • Job creation: up to 350 jobs
  • Investment: $80 million over 10 years

Strategic Impact

The CIC will serve as a nexus for the latest technologies, facilitating their integration into manufacturing centers. This move is propelled by the successful passage of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), allowing Fortescue to accelerate the development and deployment of cutting-edge green energy technologies.

Colorado was selected as the ideal location for the CIC due to its world-leading research and development institutions and a vibrant innovation ecosystem that attracts some of the best talent in the US. 

Dr. Andrew Forrest AO, Fortescue's Founder and Executive Chairman, emphasizes the global impact of the CIC, stating, "Fortescue is building a worldwide tech network to encourage scientists and engineers from across the globe to advance research and development."

Fortescue's Colorado Innovation Center symbolizes a commitment to sustainable technology, job creation, and global collaboration, driving forward the transformation of the energy landscape.