Wyoming Integrated Test Center

Technology Developers

NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE representatives at the ITC Ribbon Cutting in 2018
NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE representatives at the ITC Ribbon Cutting in 2018

“You can’t move to the final commercial stage without such a test…if not for this site, we would have had to turn to the private sector. So this really improves the commercialization and de-risking of the technology.”

– Brice Freeman, Membrane Technology and Research

The ITC can host multiple research teams at any given time. The facility was designed to accommodate projects of varying sizes and power needs. Each individual test bay is fed with flue gas directly from Basin Electric Power Cooperative’s Dry Fork Station. The ITC is one of a few facilities in the world where researchers can pull power directly from a coal-fired power plant for testing. This allows tenants to test real-world applications of carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) technology.

Prospective developers should review the ITC Project Management Guide for details on testing technologies at the ITC. To get the process started, prospective developers should then contact Will Morris.


Membrane Technology & Research

Membrane Technology & Research (MTR) is currently constructing a large pilot CO2 capture system utilizing their proprietary Polaris™ membrane technology. This novel technology is easily retrofit to existing emissions sources since it does not require steam integration with the host unit. Instead, the technology relies on off the shelf rotating equipment and electric power to facilitate the separation of CO2 from flue gas utilizing a diffusion mechanism through their membrane. The technology is also modular, which allows it to be scalable to treat a larger volume of gas by adding additional modules and rotating the equipment accordingly.

Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. 

Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. (KHI) completed construction on their solid sorbent carbon capture technology at the ITC in 2023 and began operations. The State of Wyoming and Japan have been working together since 2016, when Governor Mead and Osamu Tsukamoto, President of Japan Carbon Frontier Organization (JCOAL), signed a Memorandum of Understanding committing to cooperation in coal research and development of technologies and coal trade. JCOAL operates under the supervision of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan and is supported by more than 120 member coal-related businesses.

Gas Technology Institute

Gas Technology Institute (GTI) in partnership The Ohio State University (OSU) is currently finalizing the design of a facilitated transport membrane system for CO2 capture. The membrane material has been manufactured at OSU and will be integrated into a skid system scheduled to arrive at the ITC in the fall of 2024. This unique technology can capture up to 70% of CO2 with a single membrane stage and aims to capture over 90% of the CO2 with two stages at a scale of over 20 tons of CO2 per day with less energy consumption and lower operating cost than amine based solvents.

TDA Research, Inc

The ITC welcomed TDA Research, Inc. (TDA) to the facility in the fall of 2019. TDA completed its first round of testing in 2022, but will complete a second round testing in the fall of 2023. TDA develops cutting-edge chemical processes, materials and hardware for customers in the defense, aerospace, energy and chemical industries.

TDA has a novel hybrid carbon capture system, which incorporates membrane and solid sorbent technologies to remove carbon dioxide from flue gas. TDA’s system is sized to capture carbon dioxide from flue gas at about the emission rate from a plant generating 50 kilowatts of electricity, or about a ton of carbon dioxide per day.

Colorado State University

Wyoming’s ITC will host a new $2.5 million project with Colorado State University, the University of Wyoming and Living Ink Technologies to convert an industrial source of carbon dioxide into high-value materials through an algae based carbon transfer process. The project, also supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, began its initial phase in 2023. The research will run for three years, with approximately six months of testing at the facility.

Previous Research Partners


Finalists for the NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE tested their technologies at the ITC. The $20 million Carbon XPRIZE was a global competition to develop breakthrough technologies that converted CO2 emissions from power plants and industrial facilities into valuable products like building materials, alternative fuels, and over items that we use every day. The competition announced its two winners, CarbonBuilt and Carbon Cure in April 2021. 

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