UW and GE discuss coal-gasification research

Cheyenne, Wyo – The University of Wyoming could soon be embarking on a surprising research project.

U-W President Tom Buchanan told the legislature's Appropriations Committee that the project involves coal gasification at high altitude with Wyoming resources.

Buchanan says General Electric approached U-W about the partnership. He says U-W's new energy school and efforts in the field attracted the company's attention. He says more will be known in coming weeks.