Japanese Coal Stakeholders Visit Wyoming

Japanese Coal Stakeholders Visit Wyoming

By on Feb 9, 2017 in In the News |

A delegation from the Japan Coal Energy Center (JCOAL) recently toured the construction site of the future Wyoming ITC, an integrated test center to study carbon emissions from a Wyoming coal fired power plant.

The visit from JCOAL representatives followed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed between Governor Matt Mead and Osamu Tsukamoto, President of JCOAL, in July of 2016, committing to cooperation in coal research and development of technologies and coal trade.

The Japanese team was welcomed by Governor Mead and representatives of the Wyoming Infrastructure Authority, Basin Electric Power Cooperative and the University of Wyoming School of Energy Resource.

The JCOAL delegation also met with officials from the University of Wyoming as well as economic development leaders in Campbell County to learn about their efforts to promote new business development in the area.

JCOAL representatives also toured the Cordero Rojo Mine and the University of Wyoming’s SER research facilities.