Natrium reactor demonstration project slated for Wyoming

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TerraPower and PacifiCorp announced efforts to advance a Natrium reactor demonstration project at a retiring coal plant in Wyoming. The development of a nuclear energy facility will bring welcome tax revenue to Wyoming’s state budget, which has seen a significant decline in recent years. This project is an exciting economic opportunity for Wyoming.

Wyoming leads in vehicle miles traveled per person

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The results show that VMT per person in 2018 ranged from 18,072 miles in Wyoming to 5,261 miles in the District of Columbia. The states that follow Wyoming with the highest levels of VMT per person are Alabama, Mississippi, New Mexico, and North Dakota.

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Wabtec signs MOUs with CMU, Genesee & Wyoming to decarbonize freight rail & improve safety; battery and fuel cell locomotives

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In addition, Wabtec announced an MOU with Genesee & Wyoming Inc.

START Bus unveils Wyoming’s first electric buses; first Proterra ZX5 buses in US

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START Bus, a public transit system serving Jackson and Teton County, Wyoming, and nearby areas and Proterra unveiled the community’s first of eight Proterra ZX5 battery-electric transit buses. The buses are the first battery-electric buses in Wyoming and first Proterra ZX5 buses ( earlier post ) to be deployed in the United States.

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Wyoming is the No. 1 US coal producer, but its largest utility is ditching the fossil fuel

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Wyoming has been the US’s top coal producer since 1986. more… The post Wyoming is the No. But while the state stubbornly clings to the fossil fuel, its largest utility is dumping coal in favor of renewables.

Wyoming Connected Vehicle Pilot determines appropriate tractor-trailer antenna placement and equipment configuration; avoiding DSRC shadow

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The WYDOT (Wyoming Department of Transportation) Connected Vehicle (CV) Pilot is focusing on improving safety and mobility by creating new ways to communicate road and travel information to commercial truck drivers and fleet managers along the 402 miles of Interstate 80 (I-80) in the State. Wyoming CV Pilot Tractor Trailer (Source: WYDOT).

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Wabtec Signs Memoranda of Understanding with Carnegie Mellon University & Genesee & Wyoming to Decarbonize Freight Rail and Improve Freight Rail Safety

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The post Wabtec Signs Memoranda of Understanding with Carnegie Mellon University & Genesee & Wyoming to Decarbonize Freight Rail and Improve Freight Rail Safety appeared first on EV Obsession. PITTSBURGH, Sept.

DOT to award $42M to New York, Wyoming and Tampa to pilot connected vehicle technologies

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The US Department of Transportation (DOT) will award up to $42 million to New York City, Wyoming, and Tampa, FL will receive up to $42 million to pilot next-generation technology in infrastructure and in vehicles to share and communicate anonymous information with each other and their surroundings in real time, reducing congestion and greenhouse gas emissions, and cutting the unimpaired vehicle crash rate by 80%.

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UW researchers discover major lithium resource in Wyoming; potential integrated brine production/CO2 storage system

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Researchers at the University of Wyoming Carbon Management Institute (CMI) discovered a major new lithium resource near Rock Springs during a geological carbon dioxide storage site characterization project sponsored by the US Department of Energy. We’re excited about this discovery and the prospect of creating a completely new industry in Wyoming.

ExxonMobil contributes $2.5M to University of Wyoming to support unconventional hydrocarbon research

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million to the University of Wyoming to provide laboratory equipment for the university’s Improved Recovery Program, which is part of the newly created Center for Advanced Oil and Gas Technologies. Expansion of the Improved Recovery Program has direct implications for the future of the state and its citizens, the University said, as Wyoming’s economy is based on natural resource extraction. Wyoming is believed to hold significant unconventional oil and gas resources.

Escalera Resources enters into letter agreement to initiate the development of GTL plant in Wyoming

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has entered into a letter agreement with Wyoming GTL (WYGTL) (based in Reno, Nevada) jointly to initiate the development, construction and operations of a gas-to-liquids (GTL) plant to be located in Cheyenne, Wyoming. working interest in the Catalina unit, a natural gas CBM (coalbed methane) field in southwestern Wyoming. Colorado-based natural gas developer Escalera Resources Co.

DOE-sponsored project shows huge potential for carbon storage in Wyoming; potential for lithium recovery to offset cost

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The Wyoming Rock Springs Uplift could potentially store 14 to 17 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2), according to results from a Department of Energy-sponsored study. This is equal to 250 to 300 years’ worth of CO 2 emissions produced by the Wyoming’s coal-fired power plants and other large regional anthropogenic CO 2 sources at current emission levels. The results could also lay the groundwork for a future large-scale carbon capture and storage project in Wyoming.

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Denbury poised to begin construction on Greencore CO2 pipeline for EOR operations in Wyoming and Montana

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Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) company, will soon begin construction on the Greencore Pipeline —a 232-mile, 20-inch pipeline through Wyoming to Montana that will move CO 2 to mature and depleted oil fields in both states for EOR. The first segment of the pipeline will start at the Lost Cabin gas plant in Fremont County, Wyoming and run northeast through the state. Denbury, which has interests in oil fields in Montana, is also getting into the oil production business in Wyoming.

Linc Energy submits permit for Wyoming underground coal gasification demo facility

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a permit application and commenced the approval process with the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (WDEQ) to build and operate a Underground Coal Gasification (UCG) demonstration plant in its coal tenement lease areas in Wyoming’s. The Wyoming permit application is based upon more than 16 months of continuous work and. located near Wright, Wyoming. km) of coal within the Wyoming PRB. Australia-based Linc Energy Ltd. has submitted.

Wyoming Clean Coal Task Force wards $8.8M to 9 projects for 2011, including coal-to-liquids

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In its latest round of funding, reviewed last month by the state’s Joint Minerals, Business and Economic Development Interim Committee, the Wyoming Clean Coal Task Force (CCTF) endorsed nine projects covering research in the fields of carbon capture and sequestration, gasification technology, post-combustion methods, gas clean-up and coal-to-liquids conversion.

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DKRW Advanced Fuels secures EPC contract with Sinopec Engineering for Medicine Bow coal-to-liquids project in Wyoming

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Using bituminous coal from southern Wyoming, the Medicine Bow facility will produce 11,600 barrels per day of very low sulfur gasoline using GE gasification technology and methanol?to?gasoline key engineering, procurement and construction services for the DKRW industrial gasification and liquefaction facility located at Medicine Bow in Carbon County, Wyoming.

ExxonMobil expands carbon capture plant in Wyoming; Controlled Freeze Zone technology

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ExxonMobil has completed of an expansion to a carbon capture plant using its Controlled Freeze Zone capture technology near LaBarge, Wyoming. The carbon dioxide for this project is captured from the natural gas streams produced from fields in Wyoming. The $86-million expansion includes the installation of compressors to capture 50% more carbon dioxide for potential use in enhanced oil recovery and other industrial uses. In 2008, ExxonMobil captured nearly 4 million metric tons.

Peabody Energy Grants $2M to Develop Coal Energy Technology Lab at the University of Wyoming

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The University of Wyoming (UW) has received a $2 million grant from coal giant Peabody Energy to create the Peabody Energy Clean Coal Technology Laboratory in the UW Energy Resources Center in Laramie. This gift will be doubled by the Wyoming State Legislature matching fund.

New bill in coal-producing Wyoming would ban renewable energy for utilities

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While renewable-energy use has grown substantially over the last few years, the regulatory environment remains volatile. Some states have worked hard to stimulate renewable energy, supporting infrastructure projects and offering incentives to consumers who install home solar arrays. But others have tried to restrict renewable energy, often at the. laws Politics energy policy electric utilities renewable energy fossil fuels

Linc Energy Acquires Wyoming Coal Assets for Underground Gasification and Gas-to-Liquids

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Australia-based Linc Energy Limited has signed a purchase agreement to acquire a 100% interest in 92,059 acres of coal tenement lease areas in the Powder River Basin in Wyoming USA from GasTech Inc, a company based in Casper Wyoming. Linc Energy will establish an office in Wyoming to ensure completion of an underground coal gasification (UCG) pilot program and to support its planned commercialization of UCG to Gas to Liquid (GTL) in the USA.

EPA draft findings of Pavillion, Wyoming ground water investigation indicate water contamination likely associated with fracking; open for public comment and independent scientific review

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a draft analysis of data from its Pavillion, Wyoming ground water investigation, indicating that ground water in the aquifer contains compounds likely associated with gas production practices, including hydraulic fracturing. Before issuing the draft report, EPA shared preliminary data with, and obtained feedback from, Wyoming state officials, Encana, Tribes and Pavillion residents.

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Wyoming Lithium To Make U.S. Self-Sufficient In Electric-Car Batteries?

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It''s a major threat to national security: A natural resource needed by one or many nations is controlled by only a few countries, which don''t much like how the rest of the world runs itself. It applies to oil. It applies to rare-earth metals. Some worry it also applies to lithium, the element used in batteries that power the fast-growing segment

General Synfuels to Test In-Situ Oil Shale Gasification Technology in Wyoming and Colorado

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has secured an exploration agreement for lands in Wyoming and rights to a separate oil shale resource opportunity in Colorado. The exploration agreement with a subsidiary of Anadarko Petroleum Corporation in Wyoming covers approximately 160 acres near Rock Springs on a Union Pacific Railroad section upon which GSI plans to carry out its proof-of-concept test under stringent environmental guidelines.

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Barrasso, a rightwing whack job from Wyoming, introduced a bill (S. carbon producers climate change election environment environmental legislation Environmental Politics fossil fuels Killer Coal politics Senator John Barrasso Wyoming

From coal miner to wind-farm worker: Wyoming retraining program

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Goldwind Americas, a subsidiary of a leading Chinese wind-turbine manufacturer, continues to expand in the United States and it has eyed Wyoming. President Donald Trump has announced his intention to pull the United States from the Paris Climate Pact, but private companies and other entities are taking on the challenge of clean energy themselves. jobs renewable energy wind energy fossil fuels

DOE finalizes $21.9M award to support rare earth processing and separation demonstration plant

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million to a project led by General Atomics for the engineering, construction and operation of a rare earth separation and processing demonstration plant to be located in Wyoming. The plant will be in Upton, Wyoming, near RER’s Bear Lodge Project. The US Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy has finalized an Assistance Agreement providing approximately US$21.9

Average annual highway vehicle miles traveled per capita varies by state

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On a per-capita basis, the number of vehicle-miles traveled (VMT) on the nation’s roads varies from a low of 5,300 annual miles in the District of Columbia to 16,900 annual miles in Wyoming.

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Powerline approval could bring EV drivers more wind power

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Last week, a major new power transmission line from Wyoming to the Hoover Dam won final approval from Wyoming, the last of the states it traverses to. In the efforts of Green New Deal and electric car advocates, a new permit for power transmission lines may knock down one of the biggest hurdles to bringing more renewable power to electric cars.

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DOE awards $19M to 13 initiatives in fossil-fuel areas to produce rare earth elements and critical minerals

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Powder River Basin (Montana and Wyoming): University of Wyoming aims to provide an economic benefit to the Powder River Basin of Wyoming and Montana by stimulating new resource development around the nation’s largest coal mines.

Octillion Power Systems moves US headquarters to Richmond, Calif.; Li-ion packs for transportation and stationary storage

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Wyoming-based Orison uses Octillion batteries to store energy for its home-battery system. Octillion Power Systems, a global provider of advanced lithium-ion batteries, has moved to a new US headquarters in Richmond, California. Earlier post.)

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DOE tool allows consumers to estimate localized upstream greenhouse gas emissions for EVs and PHEVs

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The same Model Y in Casper, Wyoming has 80 g/mi tailpipe + upstream and 130 g/mi in Phoenix, Arizona.

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Who is driving less? Democrats or Republicans?

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in Wyoming. Second, in both states on the two extremes of the decrease in VMT ( Vermont and Wyoming ) rural driving dominates urban driving. by Michael Sivak, Sivak Applied Research. The latest data from the Federal Highway Administration on the amount of driving in the United States indicate that vehicle miles traveled (VMT) in March of this year decreased by 18.6% compared with March 2019. However, the decrease in VMT varied widely by states, ranging from 26.0% in Vermont to 8.7%

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States with the highest and lowest truck traffic on interstate highways

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Wyoming. Wyoming. by Michael Sivak, Sivak Applied Research. This analysis examined truck traffic as the percentage of all traffic on interstate highways in the individual states and the District of Columbia. The calculations combined the percentages of vehicle distances traveled by single-unit trucks and combination trucks (but not light trucks) published by the Federal Highway Administration. The data are for 2019.

Renewable fuels company Raven SR announces $20M strategic investment from Chevron, ITOCHU, Hyzon Motors and Ascent Hydrogen Fund

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Raven SR, headquartered in Wyoming, transforms biomass, mixed municipal solid waste, bio-solids, sewage, medical waste, and natural or biogas into renewable fuels. Raven SR Inc.,

Questionable electric-car study, GM biodiesel, WY threatens renewable energy: Today's Car News

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Today, a study on electric-car emissions is based on questionable assumptions, General Motors offers B20 biodiesel capability in several car and truck models, and a Wyoming bill would essentially ban utilities from using renewable energy. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Two U.S. agencies concluded that 2016 was the hottest year on record. Today in Car News

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Coltura: Federal & state EV policy & incentives must target gasoline superusers to achieve carbon emissions goals

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Louisiana, Wyoming, and Mississippi are the states with the highest concentration of superusers, while Houston, Detroit, St.

Tesla Supercharger Quick Charging Stations Expand Beyond Coasts

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Tesla Motors is taking its Supercharger fast-charging network to a place it''s never been: Wyoming. The electric-car company plopped a Supercharger station down in Lusk, a town in the least-populated county of the least-populated state in the country, according to an Associated Press report (via the Seattle Post-Intelligencer). The Equality State''s

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As states use less coal for electricity, driving electric vehicles becomes even cleaner

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The increases occurred only in Alaska (from 9% to 11%) and in Wyoming (from 94% to 96%). by Michael Sivak, Sivak Applied Research. Battery electric vehicles are only as clean as the energy source used to generate the electricity that powers them.

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EIA: new drilling technology revitalizes Powder River Basin oil production

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The Powder River Basin encompasses more than 43,000 square miles and is located primarily in northeast Wyoming and southeast Montana, along with small areas of South Dakota and Nebraska. The recent resurgence is occurring predominantly in the Wyoming portion of the basin, which is also the main source of the Basin’s historical oil production.

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First crude oil unit train departs Meritage Midstream’s Black Thunder Terminal at Arch coal mine

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Meritage Midstream Services II, LLC announced that the first crude oil unit train loaded at its Black Thunder Terminal departed the Wyoming terminal on Friday. Dual-served by the Union Pacific and BNSF railways, the terminal is located at the Black Thunder mining complex in Campbell County, Wyoming, in the heart of the Powder River Basin’s drilling activity.

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2020 Thanksgiving week gasoline consumption in US lowest since 1997

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Only two states—Wyoming and Utah—are outliers with gasoline consumption rising year-on-year by 0.2% US motorists stayed off the road during the Thanksgiving holiday in overwhelming numbers as the coronavirus surged across the country, according to the latest weekly survey of retail fuel stations by OPIS, an IHS Markit company.

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NETL to award $13M to GTI and partners to advance carbon capture technology

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GTI and partners, The Ohio State University, Wyoming Integrated Test Center (ITC), and Trimeric Corporation (Trimeric), have been selected for award on a project to advance Ohio State’s transformational membrane technology to provide step-out reductions in CO 2 capture cost and energy penalties.

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DOE awarding more than $50M to 15 projects to advance critical material innovations

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University of Wyoming; Generation of Rare Earth Metals from Rare Earth Oxides by Using Microwave Plasma Partners: Colorado School of Mines, Ames Laboratory, Eutectix, Rare Element Resources DOE share: $500,000; Cost share: $125,500; Total costs: $625,500.