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UW Carbon Management Institute to Host Open House

April 4, 2011

The Carbon Management Institute (CMI), part of the University of Wyoming's School of Energy Resources, will host an open house Tuesday, April 12, at the UW Conference Center inside the Hilton Garden Inn, 2229 E. Grand Ave.

UW researchers will be available to share scientific techniques and results and answer questions during the open house, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in Salon Rooms F and G. Attendees also can take a shuttle from the conference center for a tour of John Kaszuba's hydrothermal laboratory on campus.

The CMI, directed by Ron Surdam, promotes research and development of advanced carbon capture and storage technologies. The institute's comprehensive evaluation of the sequestration potential of the Rock Springs Uplift in Sweetwater County could lay the groundwork for Wyoming's first successful carbon capture and storage project and position the state as a global leader in the sustainable energy movement.

The $16.9 million WY-CUSP Phase I project, co-sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Fossil Energy, began in December 2009 and is scheduled for completion in December 2012. It will produce a detailed characterization of two deep saline aquifers in the Rock Springs Uplift for potential pilot- and commercial-scale CO² sequestration.

For more information, call Meg Ewald at (307) 766-6796 or e-mail

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