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Center for Economic Geology Research



The Center for Economic Geology Research (CEGR) at the University of Wyoming's (UW) School of Energy Resources is a group of research scientists who apply knowledge in geology, geophysics, reservoir engineering, policy, and economics to explore solutions to challenges in Wyoming's fossil fuel and mineral industries.  

CEGR research scientists actively collaborate with industry, the state of Wyoming, local governments, and national laboratories to: 

  • Characterize Wyoming's vast subsurface resources for carbon dioxide sequestration, oil and gas recovery, and mineral extraction

  • Develop forward-looking strategies to successfully transition Wyoming to a low-carbon fossil energy future

  • Find opportunities to diversify Wyoming's economy to use all geologic resources, including options for value-added resources in present industrial waste streams

  • Screen and develop novel uses for Wyoming's distinctive geology, including energy storage and critical material development. 

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The mission of the Center for Economic Geology Research (CEGR) is to investigate solutions to the challenges in Wyoming's fossil fuel and mineral industries. CEGR research projects explore opportunities to use Wyoming's distinctive geology and resources in order to develop those opportunities, diversify Wyoming's economy, and to maintain competitiveness in a low-carbon fossil energy future.


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The  Center for Economic Geology Research continues to pursue a wide variety of projects and research endeavors. While core work is focused on carbon capture, utilization, & storage (CCUS), CEGR has expanded to include projects relating to carbon dioxide mitigation technology, and critical materials & rare earth elements.


Contact Us:

Center for Economic Geology Research
Energy Innovation Center (EIC)
1000 E. University Avenue, Dept. 4902
Laramie, WY 82071-2000
Phone: 307 766-6697

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