Thestate of Wyoming has opened the door to applications for potential tenants at acarbon capture research facility, known as the , Gov. Matt Mead announcedOct. 5.
Thefacility will provide space for researchers to test carbon capture utilizationand sequestration technologies using 20-MW of actual coal-based flue gas, whichwill be split among one large test bay and five smaller test bays. The large testbay will have access to flue gas equivalent of 5-MW to 18-MW, according to thepress release.
"Everyday, scientists, researchers and entrepreneurs around the world are makingadvancements in carbon utilization and storage technologies," Mead said."The Wyoming ITC will be an incubator for game-changing technology andenergy evolution."
TheNRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE was previously announced as the first tenant ofthe Wyoming ITC and will use the facility for the final phase of its $10million carbon competition. Winners of the competition will be five differentfinalists who will each plug into their own test bay, according to JasonBegger, executive director of the Wyoming Infrastructure Authority.
Beggeradded that Carbon XPRIZE will only occupy 10% of flue gas available, and theyare still looking for additional testers to utilize the remaining capacity.
Arequest for proposal has been issued to identity potential candidates, who willbe given the opportunity to "lease," at no cost, a test bay with fluegas coming from the 422-MW Dry Fork Station in a competitive process.
TheRFP is available at www.wyomingitc.org. Proposals should be submitted no laterthan Dec. 12 to the WIA.