GILLETTE (AP) — Researchers have installed the first experiment at a Wyoming power plant where they will study how to keep carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere.
Dave Gribble with Wheat Ridge, Colorado-based TDA Research says work at the coal-fired power plant near Gillette should prove that a method to capture the gas that contributes to global warming works at larger scales.
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Previously the firm tried its technique at the National Carbon Capture Center in Atlanta.
The Gillette News-Record reports TDA Research will now work with larger gas volumes at Basin Electric's Dry Fork Station.
Wyoming officials have allocated $15 million toward the $21 million research facility. The $20 million NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE to capture and profitably use CO2 will occupy five other research bays starting in late 2019 or early 2020.