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The Carbon Management Institute

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Carbon Management Institute
Suite 500, 2020 Grand Ave.
Laramie, WY 82070
Phone: 307 766-6216
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The Carbon Management Institute (CMI) at the University of Wyoming engages in the research and development necessary to keep Wyoming at the cutting edge of geological CO2 storage, a process essential to future carbon management efforts.

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CMI currently works exclusively on the utilization and storage components of carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS).

Successful CO2 storage is extremely important to the continued viability of Wyoming’s natural resources, particularly coal. Currently, half of the electricity generated in the U.S. comes from coal-fired sources, and approximately 40 percent of the coal comes from Wyoming. Wyoming’s coal industry contributes more than $1.2 billion annually to the state’s economy and provides a considerable percentage of the state’s primary and secondary jobs. The federal government’s goal of an 80 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 requires accelerated exploration of the CO2 storage technologies necessary to ensure that Wyoming coal remains a viable energy resource.

Through various research projects and cooperative initiatives, CMI aims to speed the development and deployment of successful, safe geologic CO2 storage, both in Wyoming and elsewhere.



Upcoming Events

  • October 5-9, 2014: International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Technologies (GHGT-12 Conference - Austin, TX)

  • October 9, 2014: Power company Tri-State visits the University of Wyoming to pitch it's $10M CO2 X-Prize. Planners of the prize will meet with Carbon Management Institute at 3:30 p.m. to discuss Carbon Capture Use. (Laramie, WY)
  • October 10, 2014: "The Imperative of Global Communication on Clean Energy", talk by Dr. Holly Krutka, Executive Editor for Cornerstone, Noon-1:00 p.m. in the Encana Auditorium Energy Innovation Center. Dr. Krutka will then meet with CMI researchers at 1:30 p.m. regarding collaboration with the National Institute of Clean and Low-Carbon Energy in Beijing. (Laramie, WY)



Halliburton and UW Establish $6 Million Collaboration

March 4, 2014 — The University of Wyoming announced today (Tuesday) the creation of a new collaboration with Halliburton, a leading oil field services company. Halliburton is gifting $2 million to support the construction of a major new UW energy and engineering research complex. In addition, Halliburton is funding $1 million for research into unconventional reservoirs.

Peabody Energy Advanced Coal Technology Laboratory Focuses on Coal Conversion

August 29, 2013 — Maohong Fan wants to help solve an energy puzzle that will ensure Wyoming’s coal production remains viable for decades to come. Finding catalysts, or new materials that can be used for processing Wyoming coal, may be the key.

UW Researchers’ Lithium Discovery Could Boost CO2 Storage Prospects

April 24, 2013 — Researchers at the University of Wyoming Carbon Management Institute (CMI) discovered a vast new lithium resource near Rock Springs during a geological carbon dioxide storage site characterization project sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy.

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