Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Cheyenne will be home of new Coal Gasification Tech Center

The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees announced Friday that it's pursuing a site in Laramie County on which to build the proposed High Plains Gasification-Advanced Technology Center. The site is located in the Cheyenne Business Parkway, in east Cheyenne just off I-80.

The site "will be home to a small-scale gasification system that will allow researchers to develop and validate advanced coal gasification technologies for Powder River Basin and other Wyoming coals," according to a UW press release.

Estimated cost of the project is $100 million, part of it coming from GE Energy (yes, that GE).

For information on the project, visit

The new facility may look something like one of these:

1 comment:

jhwygirl said...

...would you like a side of carbon sequestration to go with that, sir?