‘Moon shot’ bid under way to revitalize coal


Basin Electric CEO and General Manager Paul Sukut speaks during the Wyoming Integrated Test Center groundbreaking event.

A “moon shot” project in Wyoming is carrying hopes of revitalizing the coal industry.

The phrase was used by Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead was to describe the Integrated Test Center (ITC), a carbon research facility located at Dry Fork Station, a Basin Electric and Wyoming Municipal Power Agency coal-based power plant near Gillette, WY.

The ITC will provide space for researchers to test Carbon Capture, Utilization and Sequestration technologies using coal-based flue gas from Dry Fork Station. Those doing the research there will be part of the NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE, an international competition to find a use for carbon that generates the most revenue.

Read more about the project and its potential significance in the May-June 2016 Basin Today: Dry Fork Station hosts groundbreaking for Integrated Test Center.

Basin Electric CEO and General Manager Paul Sukut also appeared in a video about the Wyoming ITC made by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association.

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