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The design and function of the technologies developed in the Center for Carbon Capture
and Conversion (CCCC) are created with the intention of modification for large-scale
The Center primarily seeks to develop original patentable intellectual property to
process and make value-added, novel products that can be deployed as standalone solutions
or used to augment technology developed by others.
The CCCC works to transfer technology solutions to industry, and works with businesses
and technology companies to commercialize solutions in Wyoming to create economic
The technology readiness level or TRL, is employed to establish the status of solutions
under development. Using this standard methodology, project viability and the techno-economic
maturity of technology is tracked, assessed, and evaluated to manage and bring solutions
rapidly to market.
An important aspect of the many projects under management is to sequentially scale
up technologies once they have been proven in a laboratory environment, and then subsequently
demonstrate them in the field in practical situations. Commercialization partners
play a critical role to bring CCCC home grown technology to market.
Leveraging knowledge, know-how, and expertise, the technology that is developed in-house
is used to attract the interest of third party technology developers. The CCCC actively
strives to work with these entities to help them commercialize their solutions in