Partner Test Sites
Carbontech Labs has partnered with the following organizations to link startups in Phase 3 of the program with facilities that help entrepreneurs develop their solutions in a real-world environment
Wyoming Integrated Test Center
The WY Integrated Test Center located at the Dry Fork Power Station near Gillette, Wyoming. The pulverized coal power plant provides flue gas to several built-for-purpose test bays, along with hook-ups for electricity and cooling water, where tenants can test their flue gas conversion technologies. There is no post-combustion carbon capture currently installed at Dry Fork, so tenants of the Test Center receive the flue gas rather than a pre-captured stream of CO2.
Born Global Challenge
Born Global Challenge has a 50 MW-e pine-tree-to-power in Maine. The site provides access to both pinewood biomass and associated residues but also flue gas from the biopower plants.
Carbontech Labs' Advisory Network member, Gopal Shanker, has a long history of developing first-of-a-kind projects in Napa County. This picturesque tourist and wine destination is a potential site for innovations in management of agricultural biomass residues and municipal solid waste.
Managed by the family of Carbontech Labs' Advisory Network members, Ian Monroe, Rancho Mariposa offers over 300 acres of forest, rangeland, and farmland that was devastated by the Redwood Complex Fire in 2017. Ian and his Redwood Valley community are now working to rebuild while turning the land into a 'living lab' for climate resilience, carbontech and carbon removal technologies. Ian is open to a wide range of collaborative opportunities, such as piloting land management and decision support tools, testing new instruments, cultivating new crops, forest and soil carbon improvements, timber and agricultral residue use, or wildfire recovery observational studies.