The NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE winner is finally announced. Will it be Dimensional Energy? Meanwhile, Cooper returns to Gillette to learn whether a Carbon Valley has magically appeared. Interviewing people at the local Walmart and meeting former miners with new visions provide the answer – and a way forward.

 

 

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A train topped with coal slowly wheels by the Black Thunder mine.

A train topped with coal slowly wheels by the Black Thunder mine.

 

Groundbreaking ceremony for the Wyoming Innovation Center outside of Gillette

Groundbreaking ceremony for the Wyoming Innovation Center outside of Gillette

 

Governor Mark Gordon speaking at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Wyoming Innovation Center

Governor Mark Gordon speaking at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Wyoming Innovation Center

 

2020 project status report

2020 project status report. Credit: Capture Capture Coalition

 

Updated Carbon XPRIZE schedule

Updated Carbon XPRIZE schedule

 

 Screenshot of Jason and Cooper talking for their last interview for the podcast

Screenshot of Jason and Cooper talking for their last interview for the podcast

 

TITLE PHOTO: The Black Thunder mine produces roughly 10 percent of coal to the entire U.S. Its owner Arch Resources has been clear that it’s looking to move away from thermal coal, leaving the mine’s future a question mark.

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