Project No: FC26-08NT43293
Performer: University of Wyoming Research Corporation

Robert Romanosky
Crosscutting Research Technology Manager
National Energy Technology Laboratory
3610 Collins Ferry Road
P.O. Box 880
Morgantown, WV 26507-0880

Vito Cedro
Project Manager
National Energy Technology Laboratory
626 Cochrans Mill Road
P.O. Box 10940
Pittsburgh, PA 15236-0940

Vijay Sethi
Principal Investigator
Western Research Institute
365 North 9th Street
Laramie, WY 82072

Award Date:  05/15/2008
Project Date:  12/31/2013

DOE Share: $17,217,462.00
Performer Share: $4,298,115.00
Total Award Value: $21,515,577.00

Performer website: University of Wyoming Research Corporation -

Crosscutting Research - Plant Optimization Technologies

DOE-WRI Cooperative Research and Development Program for Fossil Energy-Related Resources

Project Description

The overall objective of the WRI Cooperative R&D program is to conduct both fundamental and applied research that will assist industry in developing, deploying, and commercializing efficient, nonpolluting fossil energy technologies that can compete effectively in meeting requirements for clean fuels, chemical feedstocks, electricity, and water resources in the 21st century. The program supports and contributes to the energy science and technology mission of DOE/FE:

  1. Increase the production of U.S. resources.
  2. Enhance the competitiveness of U.S. technologies.
  3. Reduce dependence on foreign energy supplies and strengthen National and regional economies.
  4. Minimize environmental impacts of energy production and utilization processes.

Program Background and Project Benefits

This project focuses on developing, commercializing, and deploying technologies of value to assist industry with efficient, nonpolluting energy technologies and competitively meet requirements for clean fuels, chemical feedstocks, electricity, and water resources. The impact of this technology is to mitigate pollution from future gasification and combustion facilities by improving efficiency and improving environmental acceptability by reducing emissions and recovering water for power plant use thus lowering capital and operating costs.