This report describes the technical progress made by the Western Research Institute (WRI) of the University of Wyoming Research Corporation (UWYRC) on work performed for the U. S. Department of Energy under Cooperative Agreement number UE-FC21-83FE60177 for the period Apri1, 1985 through March 31, 1986. This research involves four resource areas: oil shale, tar sand, underground gasification of coal and advanced process technology. Under the terms of the cooperative agreement, an annual research plan has been developed by the senior technical committee. This plan has been approved by the senior management committee. The work reported herein reflects the implementation of the research in the plan and follows the structure used therein.