The Wyoming ITC officially opened at Dry Fork Station in Gillette, Wyoming in May of 2018. The center provides space for researchers to test Carbon Capture, Utilization and Sequestration (CCUS) technologies using actual coal based flue gas. Research at the facility will help support jobs, local and state economies and keeps electricity prices low for millions of people around the globe. Read more >
To protect our nation’s abundant fossil fuel resources for the long term, we must perfect and deploy technologies that can effectively capture carbon molecules directly from power plants’ flue gas, prevent those molecules from being emitted directly into the atmosphere and do so at an affordable price that makes this an economically viable solution. Read more >
The ITC is a public-private partnership that brings together government, industry and cooperatives with the shared goal of developing commercially viable uses for carbon dioxide emissions from power plants. It is only through the leadership, creativity as well as the commitment of capital and personnel resources of the ITC’s private-sector partners that the center has become a reality. Read more >
The ITC is located at Basin Electric Power Cooperative’s Dry Fork Station, seven miles north of Gillette, Wyoming. Researchers at the ITC have access to flue gas otherwise released from the plant, a combination of ambient air, water vapor and carbon dioxide.
A steel duct connects the plants gas flue to the ITC. Technology positioned inside the plants’ exhaust flue allows researchers to divert flue gas to their testing facility when and as needed, where carbon dioxide molecules can be pulled and utilized. Read more >
From coal, oil, gas, uranium and wind—Wyoming is the leading exporter of British Thermal Units (BTUs) to the rest of the country. In 2010, Wyoming produced 10.5 quadrillion BTUs but consumed only 0.5 quadrillion BTUs within the state’s borders. In a global context, if Wyoming were a country, it would rank 10th in overall energy production. 10.5 quadrillion BTUs is greater than the energy consumed by all 114 million U.S. households in a single year. Read more >
“The Integrated Test Center embodies Wyoming’s spirit of ingenuity and common sense, yet its impacts will be felt worldwide. The facility is uniquely situated to be the home of game-changing carbon capture and use technologies. Wyoming is about finding solutions. I am proud of our state and its partners in making this investment and I am eager to see it fully utilized.”
-Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon