LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Officials say the University of Wyoming's new $25 million Energy Innovation Center provides students, faculty and others state-of-the-art facilities to enable groundbreaking energy research.
The center on the Laramie campus opened this year and houses the UW School of Energy Resources, the Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute and other energy-related research groups. It includes a 3-D laboratory that provides researchers a virtual immersion into computer-generated models of such things as oil reservoirs and aquifers.
A formal dedication ceremony is set for Sept. 12.
During a sneak preview for the media Wednesday, School of Energy Resources Director Mark Northam says the center is an asset for the state of Wyoming because it enables innovative research into the coal, natural gas and oil resources that help drive the state's economy.