WRI Earns AASHTO Accreditation for Asphalt Binders

January 9, 2020
WRI is proud to announce that it has received the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Accreditation for Asphalt Binders. Per the certificate, WRI has demonstrated proficiency for testing of construction materials and has conformed to the minimum requirements established in AASHTO R 18 set forth by the AASHTO Highway Subcommittee on Materials (HSOM).
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WRI’s Pavement Preservation Work Attracts Industry

January 9, 2020
WRI Lead Engineer Michael Farrar was invited by leading pavement preservation industry associations to make a presentation on his Chip Seal Aging Survey at the ISSA/ISAET/AEMA annual meeting held in Aventura, Florida, February 25-27.
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WRI Partner Earns Award for New Mercury Removal Te

January 9, 2020
WRI is proud of its role in the development of Novinda Corporation’s Amended Silicates® HgX, a mineral-based approach that removes mercury from coal-fired power plant emissions. In January 2014, the Environmental Business Journal recognized Novinda’s Amended Silicates® with its Technology Merit Award in the Air Quality category. The technology was also named “2012 Product of the Year” by Environmental Protection Magazine.
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Renewable Biogas Powers Cloud Computing in WY

January 9, 2020
“Data is energy.” That was a key message at the “cable-cutting” dedication of the world’s first “zero-carbon” Data Plant at the Dry Creek Water Reclamation Facility November 6, 2014, in Cheyenne, Wyoming.
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Don Collins Appointed to the Wyoming Infrastructure

January 9, 2020
The state senate has approved Governor Matt Mead’s appointment of Western Research Institute CEO Don Collins to serve on the board of directors of the Wyoming Infrastructure Authority.
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John Schabron Named an ACS Fellow

January 9, 2020
The American Chemical Society (ACS) has named WRI Chief Scientific Advisor John Schabron to the 2014 class of ACS Fellows. This honor recognizes “scientists who have demonstrated outstanding accomplishments in chemistry and made important contributions to ACS, the world’s largest scientific society.”
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DOE Funds New Technology that Could Give Power Pla

January 9, 2020
The U.S. Department of Energy has announced it will award $500,000 toward the development of a new technology that could make energy production cleaner and more efficient by replacing air with pure oxygen during combustion.
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Biofuels Research at WRI Selected for DOE Support

January 9, 2020
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the selection of four biofuels projects in which it plans to invest, including one led by Emery Energy, which is being demonstrated at Western Research Institute.
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WRI - Susan Sorini Shares Her Passion for Science

May 25, 2009
For one hour on May 14 five young women from throughout Wyoming got a taste of the life of an environmental scientist at WRI. In a second-floor laboratory, they each inserted a probe into a sample jar and discovered the contamination level of a soil or water sample using the WRI-developed X-Wand device.
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WRI Congratulates its 25th Anniversary Employees

May 18, 2009
In 2009, WRI recognized three employees, Mike Harnsberger, John Schabron, and Janet Wolf, for passing the 25-year mark with the Institute. Western Research Institute was established in 1983, though its history as a federal laboratory for the U. S. Department of Energy, the Energy Research and Development Administration, and the Bureau of Mines goes back to 1924. Long-time and new employees are integral to WRI’s vitality and continuing contributions in the fields of energy, environment and highway materials
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