Wyoming Integrated Test Center located at Dry Fork Station
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded funding to a leading research and development company to test carbon capture technologies at the Wyoming Integrated Test Center (ITC) at Dry Fork Station.
Gas Technology Institute (GTI) received $13 million in funding from the DOE investment program and $3.25 million in non-federal dollars, according to a Sept. 3 press release from ITC. The award is part of DOE’s recently announced $72 million in federal funding intended to support advancement of carbon capture technologies to help keep CO2 emissions out of the atmosphere.
GTI is an independent, not-for-profit research, development and training organization focused on global energy and environmental challenges, according to the company’s website. They are headquartered in Des Plaines, IL.
“Public and private funding for research and development is absolutely critical to advancing carbon capture technologies,” said ITC Managing Director Jason Begger. “We will be excited to welcome Gas Technology Institute to the ITC as a part of Wyoming’s commitment to advancing carbon capture technologies.”
GTI will use the funds to design and build an engineering-scale CO2 capture system, per the release. The system will be based on a transformational membrane process developed by Ohio State University. They will also perform tests on coal flue gas. The company hopes to achieve a 95% CO2 purity at a cost of $30 per ton.