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Wyo. officials optimistic after Taiwan visit

Wyo. officials optimistic after Taiwan visit

By on Oct 12, 2018 in In the News |

ROCK SPRINGS — Wyoming and Taiwanese officials are excited about the future after both sides met at the state’s new trade office in Taiwan. Wyoming-Taiwan trade representative Chester Chu told the Rocket-Miner in a conference call that Wyoming’s delegation made a good impression and government agents and residents are excited about the new office. “So far, so good,”...

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Campbell County at center of coal innovation

Campbell County at center of coal innovation

By on Oct 1, 2018 in In the News |

GILLETTE — What a difference a decade makes. In the electricity production industry, coal was not only king 10 short years ago, it was the conquering emperor, and the Powder River Basin was its seat of power. The PRB saw a record year of production in 2008 when it mined and shipped more than 446 million tons of coal and supplied about 50 percent of all the coal...

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Scottish carbon capture company takes root in Wyoming coal country

Scottish carbon capture company takes root in Wyoming coal country

By on Sep 15, 2018 in In the News |

On a recent summer afternoon, Zoe Jane Morrison, a social scientist from the University of Aberdeen in Scotland, was driving around Gillette looking for office supplies. She’s part of a team of researchers utilizing the carbon dioxide from the flue stream at the Basin Electric Dry Fork power plant near Gillette for other products. There is $10 million available from...

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Governor Mead On Integrated Test Center: “I don’t think we solve this and say we’re done.”

Governor Mead On Integrated Test Center: “I don’t think we solve this and say we’re done.”

By on May 18, 2018 in In the News |

The Integrated Test Center is open for business. The Gillette-based facility is aimed at research and testing new uses for carbon dioxide, say, as a building material, common fuel, or green concrete. Many hope the center will find new, profitable uses for coal — Governor Matt Mead is one of them. In a brief conversation, the Governor discussed his expectations for...

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In unassuming Wyoming, a quest to change the national and global future of coal

In unassuming Wyoming, a quest to change the national and global future of coal

By on May 17, 2018 in In the News |

The carbon dioxide drifting out of Dry Fork Station, a coal-fired power plant in northern Wyoming, may come to be part of Gov. Matt Mead’s lasting energy legacy: the site of the largest carbon capture research facility in North America. The governor finishes his two-term tenure later this year, leaving behind the Wyoming Integrated Test Center, which was dedicated...

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