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.