Western Research Institute (WRI)

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This digital collection is a series of technical reports from WRI's Coal Gasification initiatives. Western Research Institute (WRI), located in Laramie, Wyoming, is a multi-million dollar, not-for-profit, research organization renowned for work in advanced energy systems, environmental technologies and highway materials research. The institute's corporate headquarters are on the University of Wyoming campus and a 22-acre Advanced Technology Center (ATC) north of Laramie that provides additional laboratories, plus pilot facilities and room for new development. WRI is a research institute with broad perspectives and know-how in science, technology and real-world, on-the-ground conditions. Their highly experienced team of men and women offer expertise from fields such as chemical, petroleum and environmental engineering, organic, physical, analytical and inorganic chemistry, geology, soil science, business administration and economics. Through our Cooperative Research Program with the Department of Energy, WRI originates technologies that attract industrial partners from corporations, industry associations, government entities, and other research organizations. WRI advances client technologies from concept to bench scale through pilot testing and commercialization. With the Federal Highway Administration, WRI conducts concentrated research that supports breakthroughs in materials knowledge, leading to safer, longer-lasting roads―experience WRI is able to bring to bear to meet client needs. WRI offers the full matrix of resources―experience, expertise, physical infrastructure and industry connections―to realize the potential of your concepts or ours. WRI extends your reach.