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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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.