Posts made in October, 2015

Gov. Mead Announces Home Of CO2 Test Center

Gov. Mead Announces Home Of CO2 Test Center

By on Oct 16, 2015 in In the News |

Governor Mead announced that the so-called Integrated Test Center will be built at the Dry Fork Station, a coal-fired powerplant near Gillette. The state has pledged $15 million dollars in funding for the lab. Another $5 million will come from the Denver-based power company Tri-State Generation. The goal is to develop new technology to turn carbon dioxide into...

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Carbon Dioxide: Liability Or Asset?

Carbon Dioxide: Liability Or Asset?

By on Oct 16, 2015 in In the News |

As we have reported recently, Wyoming has started looking for new ways to use coal, beyond simply burning it for power. The state is also starting to look at new ways to use a coal byproduct that has become a serious liability: carbon dioxide. The recently announced $20 million Carbon XPrize is intended to spur innovators to address that very problem. Wyoming Public...

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XPRIZE to sweeten carbon capture lab

XPRIZE to sweeten carbon capture lab

By on Oct 9, 2015 in In the News |

The new Integrated Test Center carbon capture lab at Basin Electric’s Dry Fork Station will have an added incentive for researchers: a $10 million XPRIZE. During Thursday’s Wyoming Infrastructure Authority (WIA) fall meeting in Jackson, the WIA Board of Directors approved a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the XPRIZE Foundation to use the Integrated Test...

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