Coal Movement Gaining Momentum: Wyoming ITC To Be Highlighted At U.S. Senate Hearing

Coal Movement Gaining Momentum: Wyoming ITC To Be Highlighted At U.S. Senate Hearing

By on Jun 21, 2017 in In the News |

(Gillette, Wyo.) Earlier this week County 17 announced the ambitious plans of Clean Coal Technologies (CCTC) based in New York. At the annual Wyoming Miners Association meeting in Sheridan, WY, CEO Robin Eves announced CCTC’s project to build not just one, but two new Coal Power Plants in the Powder River Basin. Eves also revealed that, following the construction of the power plants, CCTC plans to relocate the testing facility, currently residing in Tulsa, OK, to the Powder River Basin here in Wyoming. Namely, the Integrated Testing Center (ITC).

Despite apprehension being expressed about the success of the projects, it seems that momentum is indeed being gained. On Tuesday, June 27th, the Wyoming ITC, currently undergoing construction at Dry Fork Power Plant just outside Gillette, will be highlighted at a U.S. Senate Hearing. Executive Director of the Wyoming Infrastructure Authority (WIA) Jason Beggar will be going before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Environment and Public Works: Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety to discuss the future of advanced energy technologies, including carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS).

The goal of the hearing is to foster a greater understanding of advanced nuclear and CCUS technologies that can help shape future and pending legislative proposals and regulations. What Beggar wishes to relay to the Senate is, “The technology developed at the Wyoming ITC has the potential to shape the future of energy production and use forever, however, this type of game-changing technology doesn’t happen in a vacuum. We need public policy and regulations that encourage its development and supports the scientists, researchers, companies and financial backers who are making it a reality.”

The hearing is scheduled for 2:45 p.m. on Tuesday at the Dirksen Senate office building Washington DC.