Gov. Matt Mead and Wyoming lawmakers continue to push for an industrial complex they hope could include converting coal into higher-value chemical products.
Coal-rich partners eye byproducts from coal as a commercial driver to eventual zero-CO2 emissions coal power plants.
Wyoming lawmakers seek new government-to-government relations in China in pursuit of advanced coal technology.
While Wyoming coal proponents frown on carbon capture as a mandate, they seek international alliances in advancing the technology.