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Committee to review Wyo. carbon capture, utilization

Committee to review Wyo. carbon capture, utilization

By on Aug 18, 2020 in In the News | 0 comments

County 17 The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee will head to Wyoming this week for a field hearing to analyze the state’s efforts on carbon capture and sequestration.The hearing is likely to provide another opportunity for EPW Chairman John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) to advocate for his bill to expand the deployment of carbon capture through a tweaked 45Q tax...

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UCLA team nabs $2.9M grant to turn CO2 into concrete

UCLA team nabs $2.9M grant to turn CO2 into concrete

By on Aug 18, 2020 in In the News | 0 comments

Construction Dive A UCLA research team has received a two-year, $2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to support development of a process that can convert carbon dioxide emissions into construction materials. The research team is led by Gaurav Sant, a professor at the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering, who invented CO2Concrete, a form of...

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Wyoming, Japanese companies to pursue carbon capture efforts

Wyoming, Japanese companies to pursue carbon capture efforts

By on Jun 12, 2020 in In the News | 0 comments

Casper Star Tribune Wyoming’s effort to bolster global demand for coal will take a step forward next year after this week’s signing of a memorandum of understanding with two Japanese companies to test new carbon capture technologies at the state’s Integrated Test Center near Gillette. According to a news release, the Japanese government’s Coal Energy Center (JCOAL)...

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Begger: Global pandemic brings hardships and opportunities for Wyoming energy

Begger: Global pandemic brings hardships and opportunities for Wyoming energy

By on May 28, 2020 in In the News | 0 comments

Over the past several weeks, the world has come to a standstill the likes of which we have never seen. Schools have been closed. Businesses shut down. Economies rattled. Communities have gone quiet. Just like nearly every other industry, energy producers have been adversely impacted by the pandemic. In recent weeks, energy usage in the United States dropped to its...

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ITC gets ready for new tenants this spring, looks toward new future of fossil fuels

ITC gets ready for new tenants this spring, looks toward new future of fossil fuels

By on Mar 30, 2020 in In the News | 0 comments

From Highway 59, the fenced-in scoria lot and adjoining modular building at the base of Basin Electric’s Dry Fork Station north of Gillette blends into the background, squeezed between the sprawling, open pit coal mines that dot the high plains surrounding Campbell County. These grounds are home to the Wyoming Integrated Test Center (ITC), which many in the state,...

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Carbon capture: can it be efficient, cost-effective and commercial scale all at once?

Carbon capture: can it be efficient, cost-effective and commercial scale all at once?

By on Mar 30, 2020 in In the News | 0 comments

The University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research (UK CAER) has a long record of researching carbon dioxide (CO2) capture technology. The research team at UK CAER partnered with several utilities in their region over the past two decades and recently installed a small pilot-scale CO2 capture facility at the Kentucky Utilities E.W. Brown Generating...

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