The University of Wyoming and seven other institutions have formed a coalition to investigate the future of fossil energy.
The U.S. Department of Energy recently contributed $20 million toward the effort by the University Coalition for Fossil Energy Research, which also includes the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Princeton University and Texas A&M University.
The money will be used by the coalition to research carbon management, carbon storage and coal conversion.
Michael Pishko is dean of the UW College of Engineering and Applied Science.
Pishko tells the Laramie Boomerang (http://bit.ly/1Yogu3m ) that being included in the coalition with such prestigious universities shows UW is one of the national leaders in fossil fuel research.
Wyoming is the nation’s leading coal producing state.