“I can’t wait to see what great minds come up with to reimagine CO2. I believe the innovations will be breathtaking and will make a profound difference in the future of coal.”
– Wyoming Governor Matthew H. Mead
The ITC will be able to host multiple research teams at any given time. The facility is being designed to accommodate projects of varying sizes and power needs. Each individual test bay will be fed with flue gas directly from Basin Electric Power Cooperative’s Dry Fork Station. The ITC will be one of a few facilities in the world where researchers can pull power directly from a coal-fired power plant for testing. This will allow tenants to test real-world applications of carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) technology.
Some of the ITC’s first tenants will be teams competing for the NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE, a $20 million global competition to develop breakthrough technologies that will convert CO2 emissions from power plants and industrial facilities into valuable products like building materials, alternative fuels, and other items that we use every day. Additional bays will be available for testing. In the coming months, the ITC will be posting the application process and criteria for parties interested in testing at the facility.