Future Wyoming ITC Tenant Awarded $16 Million in Funding

ITC 9-3-20

A leading research and development organization has been awarded to receive funding from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to test carbon capture technologies at the Wyoming Integrated Test Center (ITC).  The $16 million project is a part of DOE’s Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage R&D investment program. 

“Public and private funding for research and development is absolutely critical to advancing carbon capture technologies,” said Jason Begger, Managing Director at Wyoming ITC. “We will be excited to welcome Gas Technology Institute to the ITC as a part of Wyoming’s commitment to advancing carbon capture technologies.” 

Gas Technology Institute (GTI) received a total of $13 million in funding from the DOE investment program as well as an additional $3.25 million in non-federal funding. GTI will utilize these funds to design and build an engineering-scale CO2 capture system using the Ohio State University transformational membrane process. GTI will also conduct tests on coal flue gas at the Wyoming ITC to demonstrate a continuous, steady-state operation for a minimum of two months and gather data for further process scale-up. The project will attempt to achieve the DOE’s transformational carbon capture performance goal of CO2 capture with 95 percent CO2 purity at a cost of $30 per ton.

DOE recently announced the award of approximately $72 million in federal funding to support the development and advancement of carbon capture technologies. Under this cost-shared research and development (R&D), DOE is awarding funding to nine new projects for coal and natural gas power and industrial sources. Through DOE’s Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage R&D Program, the Office of Fossil Energy has a comprehensive portfolio of technological solutions that help keep CO2 emissions out of the atmosphere. Many of these R&D efforts can be applied across both the energy and the industrial sectors. GTI is a leading independent non-profit research, development, and training organization that works to address global energy and environmental challenges. These challenges include expanding supplies of affordable and clean energy, delivering solutions for efficient and environmentally responsible use of energy, and reducing and managing carbon emissions.