Greetings from the Integrated Test Center at Dry Fork Station, a carbon utilization research facility operating alongside a coal power plant in Gillette, Wyoming.
We are here competing in the Carbon X Prize. Our mission: to make jet fuel from carbon emissions and sunlight.
Three weeks ago we loaded our truck and trailer in Ithaca, New York and drove halfway across the country to set up camp at the ITC.
Now, after years of lab work, we are just days away from commissioning our reactor on-sun for the first time.
Below is a collection of photographs showcasing our collective efforts up to this moment.
We’ll soon have results from our first day of data collection, so stay tuned!
Enjoy the ride,
Packed in Ithaca
Arrival in Coal Country
The ITC at Dry Fork
Cooper Makes A Podcast
Placing the Skid
Attaching the Reactor
Wiring Tracker to Trailer
A Visit from X Prize
Electrical Problem Solving
Balancing Gas Flow Rates
A Moment of Peace
If you’ve made it this far, the journey has just begun. Thanks for joining us on this journey to redefine the future of carbon dioxide.
That’s all for now. Next time, we’ll do formal introductions to the team and follow with some backstory on our time competing for the X Prize.
Live long and prosper.