Finalists Named as Co-ops Push for New Technologies

Science took another step toward removing carbon emissions from the atmosphere and utilizing them in positive ways when the final five teams in the Carbon XPRIZE competition were named during the April Future of Energy Summit in New York City.

Researchers will soon begin installing these five projects at the Integrated Test Center in Wyoming. The teams will use flue gas from Basin Electric’s 422-megawatt Dry Fork Station to test the capture, utilization and sequestration of carbon. The contest is scheduled to end in 2020 with a winning technology being named.

“The Integrated Test Center is a shining example of how America’s electric cooperatives are pushing the boundaries of innovation,” said Jim Spiers of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association. NRECA, Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Basin Electric, the state of Wyoming and the NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE have all partnered in sponsoring this competition.