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Research Centers of Excellence

 

The School of Energy Resources (SER) provides funding for the Centers of Excellences (COE) to be established as mechanisms to bring together faculty and graduate students from multiple disciplines to develop important energy research programs. With SER funding, the COE are expected to capture external funds and attain financial independence within a few years. COE evolve with time; new groups may form to work on emerging challenges, while some centers may disband as their programs are completed. 

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SER-Led Energy Projects

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Project Categories

Wyoming CarbonSAFE Project at Dry Fork Station - Powder River Basin

 

Tallgrass Energy Blue Bision Autothermal Reforming Plant (Both CO2 storage and H2) - Powder River Basin

 

Sweetwater Carbon Storage Hub - Greater Green River Basin

Tallgrass Energy Blue Bision Autothermal Reforming Plant (Both CO2 storage and H2) - Powder River Basin

 

Advancing Blue Hydrogen Production and Transport Infrastructure in Wyoming - Greater Green River Basin

 

Clean Hydrogen Production, Storage, Transport and Utilization to Enable a Net-Zero Carbon Economy - Greater Green River Basin

Mineral Enrichment Processes within the Silver Crown Mining District - Denver Basin

Carbon Ore, Rare Earth and Critical Mineral Project - Powder River Basin, Wind River Basin, and the Greater Green River Basin

 

TCF Rare Earth Extraction

 

TCF for Machine Learning and Mine Scale Modeling

 

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Methane Emissions Monitoring - Greater Green River Basin, and Denver Basin
Mowry Shale Project - Powder River Basin
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Carbon Engineering (Coal to Products) - Powder River Basin
Class VI Database - Powder River Basin, and Greater Green River Basin

 

Our Centers


Center for Economic Geology Research

CENTER FOR ECONOMIC GEOLOGY RESEARCH 

The Center for Economic Geology Research (CEGR) engages in the research and development necessary to keep Wyoming at the cutting edge of geological CO2 storage.

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Center for Energy Regulation & Policy Analysis

CENTER FOR ENERGY REGULATION & POLICY ANALYSIS 

The Center for Energy Regulation and Policy Analysis (CERPA) conducts interdisciplinary energy regulation and policies analyses for the economic benefit of Wyoming.

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Center for Carbon Capture and Conversion

CENTER FOR CARBON CAPTURE AND CONVERSION

The Center for Carbon Capture and Development (CCCC) is focused on supporting the future of Wyoming coal and creating economic development & diversification opportunities.

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Hydrogen Energy Research Center

HYDROGEN ENERGY RESEARCH CENTER

The Hydrogen Energy Research Center (H2ERC) will lead applied research to identify and quantify the relative competitive advantages of Wyoming in an emerging hydrogen economy.

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Shell 3D Viz Center

SHELL 3D VISUALIZATION CENTER

The Shell 3D Visualization Center (3D Viz) enables UW to develop a community of innovative visualization users seeking to enhance their teaching, research, and entrepreneurial activity.

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Nuclear Energy Research Center

NUCLEAR ENERGY RESEARCH CENTER 

The Nuclear Energy Research Center (NERC) is focused on interdisciplinary nuclear-energy capacity building across the UW community, and cultivating new resources in nuclear research.

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Center for Air Quality

CENTER FOR AIR QUALITY

The School of Energy Resources’ Center for Air Quality (CAQ) is involved in research concerning emissions from oil and gas exploration and production activities, and methane monitoring and mapping technology.

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Wind Energy Research Center

WIND ENERGY RESEARCH CENTER

The Wind Energy Research Center (WERC) is a collaboration with the College of Engineering and Applied Science dedicated to improving wind energy technology and its applications in Wyoming. 

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Center for Produced Water Management

CENTER FOR PRODUCED WATER MANAGEMENT

The Center for Excellence in Produced Water Management provides innovative science and engineering research for application in energy industries that are economical and sustainable.

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Center for Produced Water Management

CENTER FOR BIOGENIC GAS RESEARCH

The Center for Biogenic Natural Gas Research (CBNG) develops and commercializes technologies to enhance the production of renewable, clean-burning natural gas using indigenous microorganisms.

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Integrated Test Center

WYOMING INTEGRATED TEST CENTER

The Wyoming Integrated Test Center (ITC) at Dry Fork Station in Gillette, Wyo. provides space for researchers to test Carbon Capture, Utilization and Sequestration (CCUS) technologies using actual coal based flue gas.

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Subsurface Energy and Digital Innovation Center

SUBSURFACE ENERGY AND DIGITAL INNOVATION CENTER

Subsurface Energy and Digital Innovation Center (SEDI) leads the development and adoption of cutting-edge digital and scientific solutions for energy challenges.

 

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Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute

Established by the Wyoming Legislature in 2004, the mission of the Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute (EORI) is to facilitate a meaningful and measurable increase in recoverable oil and gas in Wyoming that may otherwise not be realized. LEARN MORE >>>


 


Bayesian Learning Consortium:

The Bayesian Learning Consortium is an industry-sponsored research consortium focusing on advanced quantitative methods for subsurface characterization. 

The goal of the consortium is to develop innovative quantitative methods to improve the characterization of subsurface reservoirs for hydrocarbon exploration and carbon dioxide sequestration and quantify the uncertainty in the numerical models.

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