WPR News
8:56 am
Mon June 7, 2010

UW moves forward with coal research

Cheyenne,Wy – The University of Wyoming has filed a minor source air permit application for a $100 million facility that will experiment with turning coal into gas.
The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality will review the
application for the High Plains Gasification Advanced Technology
Center.
UW is seeking a synthetic minor source air permit for the
gasification facility. The anticipated emissions will remain below
the major source thresholds set out in state air quality permitting
regulations.
Research at the High Plains Gasification-Advanced Technology
Center will focus on turning Wyoming coal into a gas similar to
natural gas. The gas could then be burned to produce power that's
cleaner than when coal is burned directly.
The facility will be built near Cheyenne.