We take a drive north across the Wyoming prairie to visit the research center that’s been dubbed a “glimmer of hope” for coal country. There, we meet the XPRIZE competitors for the first time and learn what’s at stake for them. And we start to wonder–could the confidence behind carbon capture be premature?


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Dimensional Energy’s Jason Salfi, left, and David Erickson, right, standing in front of the input at the Dry Fork Station where they plan to utilize the carbon dioxide emissions burned directly from the power plant.




Sebastian Peter


Give-aways at the ITC


Theme music by Mark Guiliana
Blue Dot Sessions

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