Finalists named to fill ITC at Dry Fork Station
Ten teams from five countries were named finalists April 9 for the $20 million NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE, an effort to facilitate the next generation of clean carbon technology.
Five of those teams will set up at the Wyoming Infrastructure Authority’s (WIA) Wyoming Integrated Test Center (ITC), which was built at Dry Fork Station, located near Gillette, Wyoming. Dry Fork Station is operated by Basin Electric, and co-owned by Basin Electric and the Wyoming Municipal Power Agency.
The ITC will provide space for researchers to test carbon capture, utilization, and sequestration technologies using 20 megawatts of actual coal-based flue gas from Dry Fork Station.
“We are pleased to be the host site for a project that holds considerable promise for not only clean coal technology but our nation’s energy future,” said Paul Sukut, Basin Electric general manager and CEO.
A total of 46 teams from seven countries entered the Carbon XPRIZE competition. According to XPRIZE, the 10 finalists range from entrepreneurs and startups, to academic institutions and companies that have been researching carbon capture and storage for more than a decade.