Laramie, WY. — The University of Wyoming’s School of Energy Resources is entering into an agreement to partner with a private company, Clean Coal Technologies Inc., in order to develop clean-coal refining technology.

Clean Coal Technologies Inc. intends to move it’s test plant from Oklahoma to the Powder River Basin as part of the agreement. The company is testing a process which reduces the amount of moisture in coal leaving it more stable and and safe to handle. The process also allows the coal to produce more energy and burn cleaner than untreated coal.

UW’s School of Energy Resources, Richard Horner, said in a statement that if the testing proves sound and Clean Coal Technologies can market its product, it would be a “potential breakthrough technology” for treating and marketing Wyoming coal.

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