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Wyoming CCUS test centre opens for proposals

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World Coal,

Wyoming Governor Matt Mead has opened the application process for researchers and potential tenants at the Wyoming Integrated Test Centre (ITC) for carbon capture and utilisation technologies (CCUS). The ITC is being built at Basin Electric Power Cooperative’s Dry Fork coal-fired power plant near Gillette in Wyoming.

“Every day, scientists, researchers and entrepreneurs around the world are making advancements in carbon utilisation and storage technologies,” said Governor Mead. “There is no better place to bring the best and brightest to test these cutting edge technologies than in Wyoming. The Wyoming ITC will be an incubator for game-changing technology and energy evolution.”

The ITC has issued a request for proposals (RFP) to identify candidates and select initial user of test facilities at the centre. The RFP gives interested parties the opportunity to lease, at no cost, a test bay with flue gas slipstream from a coal-fired power plant in a competitive process. The ITC provides developers of advanced post-combustion CO2 capture technologies a place to test equipment and processes in a real-world commercial facility.

Test bays will vary in size with one large test bay with access to flue gas equivalent of 5 MW – 18 MW. An additional five smaller test bays are also available. Submissions are welcomes from individuals and groups across the CCUS research sector – from private institutions to government agencies and laboratories and university researchers.

RFPS will reviewed by a technical advisory committee made up of ITC partners including the State of Wyoming, Basin Electric Power Cooperative, Tri-State generation and Transmission Association and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association.

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