University of Wyoming announces collaboration in effort to strengthen state's coal industry
Monday, June 10, 2019
The University of Wyoming will partner with a national clean coal company on a testing facility in an effort to “assure the future of the state’s cornerstone coal industry,” the school announced late last month.
The company — Clean Coal Technologies Inc. — will put up $1 million as part of the agreement. The university, via the state and Legislature, will add $500,000. The money will be used to construct equipment at a testing facility at Gillette’s Fort Union mine and will also support studies by UW researchers. The goal is to test the company’s technology, which dries Wyoming’s coal, making it more valuable and potentially unlocking new markets for Powder River Basin coal.