Northeast Wyoming has long been a center of energy production. Today, cutting-edge companies are working with our research institutions, applying the latest technologies to produce an astounding array of products and materials. From developing carbon-based nanomaterials to sequestering carbon emissions from power plants, the future of conversion technology is here, in Northeast Wyoming.

Integrated Test Center

The ITC is a public-private partnership designed to foster the next generation of energy technology. The ITC provides space for researchers to test Carbon Capture, Utilization and Sequestration (CCUS) technologies using actual coal-based flue gas from the Dry Fork Station near Gillette. It is one of a handful of such facilities around the world and only the second one in the United States.

Kawaski Heavy Industries is currently using ITC to test an alternative technology for filtering CO2 that’s easier on the environment than today’s scrubber technology.

In addition, the ITC is a test facility for XPRIZE winners like these:

  • C4X is testing processes to convert waste CO2 into a variety of chemicals and plastics, including ethylene carbonate, ethylene glycol, and microscopic foamed plastics.
  • Breathe Applied Sciences designs catalysts for converting CO2 into high-purity methanol and carbon monoxide for industrial applications.
  • Dimensional Energy is scaling a modular reactor technology that uses photocatalysis to produce environmentally responsible polymers and chemical intermediaries for industrial partners.
  • Carbon Capture Machine crystalizes CO2 and saline water to produce high-value carbonate feedstocks.
  • Carbon Upcycling UCLA locks CO2 to create an alternative to concrete with a lower carbon footprint.

Home to Leaders in Carbon Technology

  • Atlas Carbon relies on the region’s plentiful supply of high-quality coal to create state-of-the-art activated carbon filtration products.
  • Ramaco Carbon extracts carbon from coal to produce fibers and resins that can be used in 3D manufacturing.

The Raw Materials Conversion Technology Needs

The same plentiful, high-quality raw materials that have fueled the nation’s energy sector for years make Northeast Wyoming an ideal location for carbon conversion innovation.

  • Wyoming is the nation’s largest coal-producing state
  • Wyoming accounts for two-fifths of all coal mined in the U.S.
  • It produces more natural gas from federal leases than any other state and the second highest amount of crude oil from onshore federal leases
  • The largest industry in Wyoming is energy-related mining and minerals extraction

Northeast Wyoming is home to the Powder River Basin

  • 7 of 10 largest U.S. coal mines are located in Northeast Wyoming’s Powder River Basin (U.S. Energy Information Administration)
  • The region supports about 40% of coal in the U.S., the largest coal-producing region in the U.S.

Contact us to learn more about how your business can join the carbon conversion revolution in Northeast Wyoming!

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