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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-WY), chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW), welcomed Kipp Coddington, director of the Carbon Management Institute at the School of Energy Resources at the University of Wyoming (UW) to the committee. Coddington was testifying before the committee at a hearing on “Promoting American Leadership in Reducing Air Emissions Through Innovation.”
At the hearing, senators received testimony from the private sector, academics, and other stakeholders on efforts to reduce air emissions through the advancement of new technologies, efficient practices in manufacturing, and developments in energy production.
Barrasso introduced Coddington to the committee prior to his testimony. “Mr. Coddington has a distinguished career as a chemical engineer and as an attorney. He has more than two decades of experience in helping fossil and renewable energy companies address some of their most challenging energy and environmental issues.
“At the University of Wyoming, Mr. Coddington oversees the Carbon Management Institute, which is striving to become a world-class center of techno-economic and carbon management solutions by conducting applied research.
“In addition to his duties at the University of Wyoming, Mr. Coddington is the former chair of the International Organization for Standardization’s committee, which is in the process of drafting the first international technical standard for storage of carbon dioxide during enhanced oil recovery operations.
“Before moving to my home state of Wyoming, Mr. Coddington practiced law here in Washington, D.C. and I am pleased that Mr. Coddington now calls the great state of Wyoming home,” said Barrasso.
Mr. Coddington testifies before the Senate EPW Committee.
In his written testimony, Coddington outlined the numerous ways the University of Wyoming is examining ways to reduce carbon emissions through innovative technologies. First, UW is conducting research on utilizing the production and/or combustion of fossil fuels to reduce greenhouse emissions. Coddington also detailed how Wyoming is becoming a leader in researching carbon capture, utilization, and sequestration technologies.
“The state of Wyoming is an ideal jurisdiction to advance research and projects related to capturing and utilizing emissions of CO2,” said Coddington. “For example, led by the Wyoming Infrastructure Authority and with the support of many private- and public-sector entities in Wyoming, the Gillette-based Integrated Test Center (ITC) will soon serve as an operational test site for CO2 capture technology developers and providers to evaluate carbon capture utilization and storage (CCUS) technologies using actual coal-based fuel gas equivalent to a 20 MW generation load,” Coddington noted. Carbon capture technologies enable carbon to be converted into usable products, turning carbon into a commodity.
These innovative technologies make Wyoming and the U.S. leaders in clean energy development. “All of the projects and research areas noted in my testimony are important so that the United States remains a leader in using its abundant energy resources with reduced impacts to air quality,” said Coddington.
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