Wyoming Launches Coal-to-Product Innovation Center in Carbon Valley 

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Officials recently broke ground on the Wyoming Innovation Center (WyIC), a 5,500-sq-ft coal commercialization facility in Gillette, Wyo. Owned by Energy Capital Economic Development, the 9.5-acre site, located in northeast Wyoming’s coal-rich Carbon Valley region, will be home to companies and researchers developing commodities like asphalt, graphene, graphite, agricultural char, carbon fiber and more—all of them using coal and coal byproducts. The WyIC will feature two buildings and seven demonstration sites for pilot plants, private companies and researchers to advance coal-to-product and rare-earth element processes.