For press inquiries, please contact Jason Begger, Managing Director of the Wyoming Integrated Test Center at or call 307-640-1913.

Rep. Cheney, Arkansas Republican tour ITC
March 31, 2021

Two members of Congress toured northeast Wyoming on Monday and talked with representatives from the energy industry about their concerns with President Joe Biden’s administration and what Congress can do to support fossil fuels.

Cleaning Coal – Full Measure
February 28, 2021

Today’s modern coal plants are not your daddy’s coal plants. And we recently found out about a unique engineering contest being held to make them even cleaner. We’re off to northeast Wyoming near the town of Gillette.

Committee to review Wyo. Carbon Capture, utilization 
August 18, 2020

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 credit and carbon dioxide pipeline permitting reforms.

Energy Journal: State officials, energy leaders launch collaboration with MIT to lower carbon emissions
August 17, 2020

Gov. Mark Gordon, alongside officials from the state’s new Energy Authority and UW’s School of Energy Resources, recently teamed up with MIT researchers and faculty members in a virtual multi-day conference. The discussions were part of MIT’s Environmental Solutions Initiative.

Carbon capture could cut cost of climate change
August 7, 2020

A new analysis by the Great Plains Institute and the University of Wyoming describes possible steps that industries in the U.S. can take to lower their carbon dioxide emissions. They propose using carbon capture technology and transportation infrastructure that moves the carbon dioxide to storage locations underground.

UCLA team nabs $2.9M grant to turn CO2 into concrete
July 22, 2020

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 concrete that is made in part from carbon dioxide emissions.

Begger: Global pandemic brings hardships and opportunities for Wyoming energy
May 16, 2020

As we begin slowly turning a corner in the COVID-19 crisis, Wyoming is uniquely poised to not only help meet our domestic energy demands, but supply a growing international market. To do so, we must continue to invest in our energy infrastructure and ensure we have the best, most innovative energy technologies.

Carbon capture storage project gets funding for next stage
April 28, 2020

The Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory announced it will fund the next phase of an ambitious project developed by the University of Wyoming, Basin Electric Power Cooperative and other partners.

Newly formed Wyoming Energy Authority board elects leaders
April 12, 2020

Voting board members were joined by Gov. Mark Gordon, ex-officio board members, as well as other interested parties, and received presentations from Wyoming Infrastructure Authority and Wyoming Pipeline Authority staff.

WY Integrated Test Center Receives 2020 Climate Leadership Award
March 6, 2020

The Wyoming Integrated Test Center was awarded an ‘Innovative Partnership Certificate’ yesterday at the 2020 Climate Leadership Awards in Detroit, recognizing the pioneering initiative that has brought together private and public leaders to drive the next generation of clean energy technology in the heart of coal country.

First research project on the ground at Integrated Test Center
October 28, 2019

TDA’s test module became the first research equipment to hit the ground at the ITC this past week, taking up space on the facility’s large research pad to test its novel hybrid carbon capture process that uses membranes and solid sorbent technologies.

State, federal leaders tout future of coal in face of declining market
August 26, 2019

Gov. Mark Gordon and the Trump administration still see a place for coal in Wyoming’s economic future. But both state and federal leaders say roadblocks to export terminals on the West Coast must be removed, and investments in clean technology need to be increased.

Wyoming & Japan Advance Partnership with Research Project Slated for ITC
July 19, 2019

The WIA entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Japan Coal Energy Center (JCOAL), GreenOre Clean Tech LLC and Columbia University today to bring a new research project to the Wyoming Integrated Test Center. The test is to be funded by JCOAL with additional support from project partners.

Wyoming ITC Slated Projects Move Forward in DOE Funding Opportunity
July 11, 2019

This week, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy (FE) announced six projects moving forward in a funding opportunity launched last year for large scale pilot projects aimed at enabling improvements in coal-powered systems.

Wyoming & Carbon180 Announce Funding for Carbontech Business Incubator

March 28, 2019

Cheyenne, Wyoming – Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon and representatives from Carbon180 announced the next phase in their strategic partnership to foster carbontech businesses that are creating, perfecting and scaling up technologies that turn carbon emissions into a valuable commodity.

Wyoming Integrated Test Center Announces Second Partnership on Large-Scale CCS Pilot Project

March 7, 2019

The Wyoming Integrated Test Center (ITC) announced today that the University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research (CAER) has signed a lease to use a portion the ITC’s large test bay as part of CAER’s Phase II application of the Fossil Fuel Large-Scale Pilots funding opportunity.

Wyoming ITC Recognized with Peabody Clean Coal Award as Carbon Capture Storage Pioneer

December 5, 2019

Orlando, Florida  – The Wyoming Integrated Test Center was honored for their leadership in carbon capture storage technology today, receiving the Peabody Global Clean Coal Award at a ceremony in Orlando, Florida.

ITC Partners Laud Wyoming Governor’s Vision, Leadership in Pioneering Public-Private Carbon Technology Project

November 30, 2018

Cheyenne, Wyoming – Less than eight months after the official dedication ceremony for the Wyoming Integrated Test Center (ITC), leaders from the project partners joined together to praise outgoing Wyoming Governor Matthew H. Mead for his leadership and vision in pioneering a new public-private model to drive the future of carbon technology.

Wyoming Integrated Test Center Announces Partnership on Large-Scale Pilot Project

August 13, 2018

Cheyenne, WY – Today the Wyoming Integrated Test Center (ITC) announced a collaboration with Membrane Technology and Research, Inc. (MTR), supporting their Phase II application of the Fossil Fuel Large-Scale Pilots funding opportunity announcement (FOA) announced in August 2017.

WY Leadership in Carbon Management Technology Highlighted at Congressional Hearing

July 17, 2018

Washington, DC – Wyoming’s leadership in advancing carbon management technology was highlighted today at a hearing in Washington, D.C. where congressional leaders took note of the innovative Wyoming Integrated Test Center (ITC) public-private partnership that resulted in one of the first testing facilities in the United States that could host large pilot scale projects.

Wyoming Infrastructure Authority Partners with National Carbon Capture Center

May 31, 2018

Cheyenne, Wyoming – Wyoming Infrastructure Authority (WIA) announced today a partnership agreement with the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Carbon Capture Center. Joining the center allows for the two entities to work cooperatively to bring innovative carbon capture technologies to commercial reality.

Integrated Test Center Dedication Brings Together Partners & Future Tenants

May 17, 2018

Gillette, Wyoming  The Wyoming Integrated Test Center celebrated its official completion with a dedication ceremony in Gillette yesterday, marking the construction end of this pioneering private-public partnership and launching a new chapter in innovative research and testing.

Japanese Company to Test at Integrated Test Center

April 24, 2018

Kawasaki Heavy Industries to test carbon capture utilization and sequestration in Wyoming.

Gillette, Wyoming – Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. (KHI) and Governor Matt Mead announced on Tuesday that KHI will test their solid sorbent capture technology the Wyoming Integrated Test Center (ITC).

Wyoming ITC Featured at International CCUS Conference

March 20, 2018

Nashville, Tennessee – The Wyoming Integrated Test Center (ITC) was featured yesterday at the Carbon Capture, Utilization & Storage (CCUS) Conference, an international meeting bringing together world leaders, technical experts, researchers and industry executives to discuss and move forward advanced carbon technologies.

Wyoming ITC Launches Video on Purpose & Possibilities of Testing Facility

January 16, 2018

New Video Details How ITC Will Work & Why It’s Important

Cheyenne, Wyoming – With the goal of explaining the purpose and possibilities of the Wyoming Integrated Test Center, the public-private partnership released a new video this week detailing the process of burning coal, capturing carbon emissions and turning them into valuable commodities.

Wyoming Announces Partnership with Center for Carbon Removal

October 6, 2017

Strategic Alliance Aims to Advance Carbon Recycling & Usage Industry

JACKSON, WYOMING – With the goal of advancing carbon technology through effective research and development, the state of Wyoming announced a strategic partnership today with the Center for Carbon Removal.

U.S. Senate Hears from Wyoming Infrastructure Authority on Deploying Clean Energy Technologies

July 25, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-WY), chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW), welcomed the Wyoming Infrastructure Authority’s (WIA) Executive Director Jason Begger to the committee. Begger was testifying before the committee at a Clean Air and Nuclear Safety Subcommittee hearing titled “Developing and Deploying Advanced Clean Energy Technologies.” The hearing focused on carbon capture, utilization, and sequestration (CCUS), and advanced nuclear technologies.

Wyoming ITC to Be Highlighted at U.S. Senate Hearing

June 21, 2017

Wyoming Advanced Energy Project Topic of Discussion Before Senate Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety

Cheyenne, Wyoming – The Wyoming Integrated Test Center (ITC) will take the national stage on Tuesday during a U.S. Senate subcommittee hearing to discuss the future of advanced energy technologies, including carbon capture, utilization, and sequestration (CCUS).

A Battle Won, but the War on Coal is Not Over

May 1, 2017

Technology Remains Coal Country’s ‘Best Bet’

There is cautious optimism permeating throughout Wyoming these days. A state that has been rattled by declining revenues, layoffs and bankruptcies has awoken to a new reality under a Trump Administration. Coal, once again, has an ally in the White House.

Wyoming ITC to Be Featured at TEDxCheyenne

April 26, 2017

Public-Private Partnership Focus of Talk on ‘Depoliticizing Carbon’

Cheyenne, Wyoming – The Wyoming Integrated Test Center (ITC) will be featured at the upcoming TEDxCheyenne, highlighting the innovative private-public partnership that aims to reduce carbon emissions while depoliticizing the issue on the local, state and national level.

Carbon XPRIZE Aims to Expand Team 

February 23, 2017

Engineering Operations Manager Wanted

The NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE, the first tenant of the Wyoming Integrated Test Center (ITC), is aiming to grow their team in support of the $20 million global competition to incentivize breakthroughs in the conversion of carbon dioxide into valuable products.

Wyoming Welcomes Coal Stakeholders from Japan

January 31, 2017

JCOAL Representatives Visit Wyoming ITC as Part of Ongoing Collaboration to Advance Coal Exports & Technology

Gillette, Wyoming – With the aim of fostering partnerships with strategic energy allies and potential export markets, Governor Matt Mead and representatives of the Wyoming Infrastructure Authority, Basin Electric Power Cooperative and the University of Wyoming School of Energy Resources (SER) welcomed a delegation from the Japan Coal Energy Center (JCOAL) to Wyoming last week.

Wyoming ITC Presents to International Test Center Network

November 18, 2016

Partnership Makes Pitch to Join International Community Advancing Carbon Capture Technologies

Cheyenne, Wyo. – Demonstrating its global reach in efforts to advance clean energy technology, leaders from the Wyoming Integrated Test Center (ITC) presented an overview of the project to the International Test Center Network (ITCN) this week in Switzerland.

Basin Electric Taps Local Contractor for Construction of Wyoming ITC

October 12, 2016

Gillette-Based Company Will Build Test Labs at Dry Fork Station

Gillette, Wyoming – Basin Electric Power Cooperative announced this week that they have signed a contract with Hladky Construction Inc., a Gillette-based contractor, to build the Wyoming Integrated Test Center (ITC) – a research facility to advance Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage (CCUS) technologies slated for Dry Fork Station.

Wyoming ITC Opens Application Process for Research Teams

October 6, 2016

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Matt Mead announced the opening of the application process for researchers and potential tenants at the Wyoming Integrated Test Center (ITC). The ITC is being built at Basin Electric Power Cooperatives’ Dry Fork Station near Gillette. Its goal is to advance Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage (CCUS) technologies.

Wyoming ITC & Basin Electric Finalize Partnership to Move Clean Carbon Technology Project Forward

August 22, 2016

Cheyenne, Wyoming – The Wyoming Integrated Test Center (ITC) took another step forward this week in efforts to facilitate the next generation of clean carbon technology, finalizing a lease and operating agreement with Basin Electric Power Cooperative to allow the ITC to be built and operated at Dry Fork Station. Dry Fork Station is operated by Basin Electric and co-owned by Basin Electric and the Wyoming Municipal Power Agency.

Wyoming ITC Seeks Global Innovators for $20 Million Competition

July 5, 2016

Applications to Compete for NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE Due July 15

Gillette, Wyoming – The deadline is quickly approaching for teams to apply to compete in the NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE global competition – a $20 million race to develop breakthrough technologies that will convert carbon emissions from power plants and industrial facilities into valuable products like building materials, alternative fuels and other items that we use every day.

Wyoming Integrated Test Center Construction Kicks Off

April 27, 2016

Governor Matt Mead & ITC Partners Join Local, State Officials and Industry Leaders for Groundbreaking Ceremony 

Gillette, Wyoming – The next generation of low-carbon energy technology took a big step forward today with the official ground breaking of the Wyoming Integrated Test Center, a cutting edge carbon research facility being built outside of Gillette.

WATCH & LISTEN LIVE to ITC Groundbreaking Panel Discussion with Governor Matt Mead & Leaders from Basin Electric, Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association 

April 27, 2016

TODAY at 2:15 p.m. MST, the media is invited to listen live to a one-hour panel discussion with Wyoming Governor Matt Mead and representatives for the Wyoming Integrated Test Center’s key partners. The public & media are also invited to watch the discussion live on YouTube. The panel will occur in conjunction with the official groundbreaking for the project, scheduled to take place around 2:00 p.m.

Wyoming Integrated Test Center Groundbreaking Slated for April 27

April 12, 2016

Media Invited to Attend Ceremony & Roundtable Discussion on Cutting Edge Carbon Research Facility

Gillette, Wyoming – Construction for the Wyoming Integrated Test Center, a cutting edge carbon research facility, will officially kick off Wednesday, April 27, at a groundbreaking ceremony at the Dry Fork Power Station, owned by Basin Electric Power Cooperative and the Wyoming Municipal Power Agency.

Wyoming Integrated Test Center Hosts Open House

March 14, 2016

First Project Update to be Held Monday, March 21 in Gillette, Open to the Public

Cheyenne, Wyoming – The Wyoming Infrastructure Authority (WIA) is hosting a public update on the Integrated Test Center (ITC) in Gillette next week, offering members of the community, media and local stakeholders the opportunity to learn more about the cutting-edge project slated for the Basin Electric Power Cooperative’s Dry Fork Station near Gillette.

Wyoming Integrated Test Center Unveils Project Logo & Website

March 8, 2016

ITC Launches Digital Tools to Help Public Track Updates on Innovative State Project

Cheyenne, Wyoming – Aiming to ensure public access to timely information on the Wyoming Integrated Test Center (ITC), the project launched a digital campaign this week complete with website, Facebook and Twitter.