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Energy Resources Council and Clean Coal Task Force to Meet in Laramie


August 23, 2011 — The University of Wyoming School of Energy Resources (SER) Energy Resource Council (ERC) will hold its quarterly meeting at 8 a.m., Friday, Aug. 26, at the UW Conference Center inside the Hilton Garden Inn in Laramie.

The ERC, made up of representatives from industry, state government and academia, was established by the 2006 Wyoming State Legislature to provide direction to the SER on priorities for research and outreach.

Among the agenda items are a review of SER's strategic plan, an update of the WY-CUSP project and an update on the High Plains Gasification-Advanced Technology Center.

Following the ERC meeting, the council will convene as the Clean Coal Task Force (CCTF). The legislature created the CCTF in 2007 from the voting members of the Energy Resources Council to review and evaluate methods to enhance research of clean coal technologies. The task force is staffed by Gov. Mead's office with support from the SER.

Among the agenda items are record-keeping protocols for CCTF proposals and files, a legislative update on state matching funds for CCTF-funded projects and a new RFP issuance.

The UW School of Energy Resources provides undergraduate and graduate education, conducts research on existing and emerging energy resources and disseminates scientific, engineering and economic information to support Wyoming's near- and long-term energy future.

Persons with disabilities requiring special accommodations to attend this meeting should contact the SER at (307) 766-6851 or email mbyrnes@uwyo.edu.

To learn more about the SER, go to the website at www.uwyo.edu/ser.

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