Wyoming and decarbonization billionaire become unlikely allies

Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon, right, takes questions from media during a round table discussion with Jason Begger, center, executive director of the Wyoming Infrastructure Authority, and Matt Lucas, associate director of CarbonTech Labs at Carbon180. Wyoming funded Carbon180 with a $250,000 grant that could bring innovators to the Wyoming Integrated Test Center. Mark Wilcox photo

JACKSON – Conservative Wyoming and a billionaire self-described as “left of Karl Marx” have become unlikely allies in funding a nonprofit startup accelerator hoping to introduce the world to carbon-negative technologies.

The accelerator, Carbon180, said the funding will allow the creation of a new lab using the Wyoming Integrated Test Center called CarbonTech Labs. The Integrated Test Center is a state-of-the-art facility studying the capture, sequestration and management of carbon emissions from a Wyoming coal-fired power plant. […]

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