Laramie, WY – There are now three spots in Wyoming competing for the coveted clean coal research facility. General Electric and the state of Wyoming narrowed the list of site proposals from 15.
A panel of GE and state experts selected sites in Campbell, Goshen and Laramie counties.
Details of the proposals are being kept confidential.
The plant is a joint venture of GE and the university. It could cost up to $120 million to build and would be an economic boon for wherever it is built.
The proposed facility would study the most economical ways of turning Wyoming coal into a synthetic natural gas as well as develop clean coal technologies.
The panel of GE and state experts will evaluate the three remaining proposals further and make a recommendation to the UW Board of Trustees, which will decide where the facility is built.
It's hoped that construction could begin in 2011.