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Center for Biogenic Natural Gas Research|School of Energy Resources

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Dr. Michael Urynowicz
Center for Biogenic Natural Gas Research
1000 E. University Ave.
Dept. 3295
Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: 307-766-4398

Center for Biogenic Natural Gas Research

The Center for Biogenic Natural Gas Research (CBNG) exists to develop and commercialize technologies that enhance the production of renewable, clean-burning natural gas in coal seams and other fossil fuel reservoirs using indigenous microorganisms.  The Center's primary objective is to add value to Wyoming's vast energy resources by keeping them viable in the energy economy of the future.

Researchers at the CBNG are currently involved in the development of several new and innovative technologies designed to bring economically depleted hydrocarbon reserves back into production and extend their economic life.


UW Conference Attracts Experts in Biogenic Natural Gas

June 8, 2012 — Experts from across the globe will gather at the University of Wyoming later this month to share their expertise and knowledge of biogenic natural gas at the Secondary Biogenic Natural Gas International Conference.

Rocky Mountain Power Presents Two UW Faculty Awards for Economic Development

May 14, 2012 — Rocky Mountain Power, in partnership with the University of Wyoming, recognized two current UW faculty members with the UW Faculty Service Award for Economic Development.

Company’s Spin-Out Agreement with UW Looks to Sustain Long-Term Production of Coal-Bed Methane

May 1, 2012 — Enwyo LLC recently finalized a spin-out agreement with the University of Wyoming, a deal that could add value to the state’s natural resources by reviving dormant, economically-depleted coal-bed methane wells in the Powder River Basin.

UW’s Secondary Biogenic CBNG Conference to Focus on ‘Methane Farming’ Technology

February 27, 2012 — For years, extraction of coal bed methane (CBM) was a one-and-done proposition: Extract the natural gas from the coal and move on to the next bed. Now, technologies are being developed that may allow for the continued production of CBM through the stimulation of microorganisms living in the coal bed.

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