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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.
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.
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.
By Carson Tanner, J.D./M.A. University of Wyoming College of Law and Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources & Tara Righetti, School of Energy Resources Professor of Law and Occidental Chair for Energy and Envirnmental Policies
The resource guide, What Every Wyoming Landowner should know about Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS), provides a general overview of common issues that have arisen during the development of CCS technology, and helps to provide landowners with some guidance when exploring options to lease their pore space.