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WRI Establishes a Heavy Oil Technology Center

The new Heavy Oil Technology Center at Western Research Institute in Laramie, Wyoming, will includes facilities, expertise and activities devoted to the development of field technology for oil sands upgrading in the U.S., Canada and Venezuela. The Center is housed in a 4,500-sq ft facility that includes offices, laboratories, conference room and high bay for pilot-scale technology development.

 
WRI Hosts International Heavy Oil Upgrading Symposium

Western Research Institute joins the National Centre for Upgrading Technology (NCUT) in co-hosting the fourth Upgrading and Refining of Heavy Oil, Bitumen and Synthetic Crude Oil Conference September 25-27, 2006, in Edmonton, Ontario, Canada.

 
1/11/08 WRI Contributes to Research Direction of Additives, New Technologies at Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting

A team from Western Research Institute will be joining approximately 11,000 policy makers, administrators, researchers, and government and industry representatives at the 87th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board in Washington, D.C. January 13 through 17. Vice President Raymond Robertson and Chief Executive Officer Don Collins will be joined by seven members of WRI's Transportation Technology Business Unit.

 
12/14/07 Biofuels Research at WRI is Selected for DOE Support

12/14/07 Biofuels Research at WRI is Selected for DOE Support 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. Click  here  to read the Dec

 
5/1/08 - Wyoming Energy Journal - Six WRI Energizers

Wyoming Energy Journal - Six WRI Energizers  When the Casper Star Tribune, which is recognized as Wyoming’s statewide newspaper, sought ten “Energizers,” for a special report on “people whose innovative approaches are helping lead Wyoming into a new energy future,” it found six of them at Western Research Institute. The 2008 edition of the “Wyoming Energy Journal” features Alan Bland, Tom Barton, Chris Holp, Song Jin, Andrew Lucero, and John Schabron. Click on the links below or click here and scroll down to the series of April 23 stories. 

 
6/16/08 - Remote Sensing to Improve Maintenance Timing―ASAP

Remote Sensing to Improve Maintenance Timing―ASAP  Under the new two-year Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA), WRI is partnering with Innova Engineering, LLC, of Navarre, Florida, to develop an Asphalt Surface Aging Prediction (ASAP) remote-sensing system.  This first-of-a-kind infrared sensing system will collect spectrographic samples in the field that can be used to predict asphalt aging in a manner similar to proven laboratory test techniques. 

 
WRI Contributes to Research Direction at Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting

WRI Contributes to Research Direction at Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting Vice President Raymond Robertson, Chief Executive Officer Don Collins and eight members of WRI’s Transportation Technology Business Unit joined approximately 10,000 policy makers, administrators, researchers, and

 
ASTM Award of Merit - In the World of Standards, Susan Sorini is Recognized as Exceptional

Western Research Institute. ASTM Award of Merit - In the World of Standards, Susan Sorini is Recognized as Exceptional

 
Domestic Energy is the Theme of Lummis Visit to WRI

Western Research Institute News - Domestic Energy is the Theme of Lummis Visit to WRI

 
Simi Valley, California, Commends WRI for Innovative Groundwater Cleanup

In Simi Valley, California, workers venting a 10,000 gallon underground fuel tank caused a leak at the city’s Public Works Fueling Station that threatened the Arroyo Simi, the principal aquifer for the area.  Eventually,

 
Susan Sorini Shares Her Passion for Science

Susan Sorini Shares Her Passion for Science 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

 
WRI Contgratulates its 25th Anniversary Employees

WRI Contgratulates its 25th Anniversary Employees In 2009, WRI recognizes 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,

 
China Hosts a Major Asphalt Materials Conference Modeled on the Petersen Conference

China Hosts a Major Asphalt Materials Conference Modeled on the Petersen Conference With the National Expressway Network Plan in the works, the Chinese government will add 52,000 miles of expressway connecting all the provincial

 
Petersen Conference Bids Farewell to Longtime Chairman

Petersen Conference Bids Farewell to Longtime Chairman This year, the Petersen Asphalt Research Conference organized by Western Research Institute bids a farewell to Dr. Raymond Robertson.  Dr. Robertson first chaired the conference in 1990, the year Dr. Claine Petersen retired and the conference w

 
WRI Serves as a National Demonstration Site for Innovative Business Partnership

WRI Serves as a National Demonstration Site for Innovative Business Partnership Western Research Institute is the subject of an innovative business partnership to demonstrate how technology developers, including universities, can find new markets for their

 
WRI at the International PDMA Conference

WRI will be introducing a patented new packaging system that keeps shipments cold or frozen for more than 70 hours without refrigeration, ice, or dry ice at the International PDMA Conference November 2-4 in Anaheim, California.

 
Vijay Sethi Named WRI Senior Vice President

Vijay Sethi Named WRI Senior Vice President WRI Chief Executive Officer Don Collins has announced that Dr. Vijay Sethi has been promoted to senior vice president of Western Research Institute.  Dr. Sethi had been the

 
WRI Contributes to Research Direction at TRB Annual Meeting

Chief Executive Officer Don Collins and eight members of WRI’s Transportation Technology Business Unit will join approximately 10,000 policy makers, administrators, researchers, and government and industry representatives at the 89th Annual Meeting of the Transportation

 
River Basin Successfully Produces Torrefied BioMass at Pilot Unit in Laramie

Western Research Institute News - River Basin Successfully Produces Torrefied BioMass at Pilot Unit in Laramie  LARAMIE, Wyoming, May 19 ¬ River Basin Energy, Inc., announced it has successfully produced torrefied biomass at its Laramie, Wyoming, pilot facility. With U.S. Department of Energy support provided through the National Energy Technology

 
DOE Selects WRI’s Innovative Hydrogen-from-Coal Separation Process

DOE Selects WRI’s Innovative Hydrogen from Coal Separation Process The Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded Western Research Institute (WRI) and its commercial partners, Chart Energy and Chemicals of La Crosse, Wis., and Synkera Technologies

 
WRI Will Test Monitoring Networks for Advanced Power Systems under a Competitive DOE Advanced R&D Program

WRI Will Test Monitoring Networks for Advanced Power Systems under a Competitive DOE Advanced R&D Program

 
Jean-Pascal Planche Will Lead WRI Transportation Technology Division

Jean Pascal Planche Will Lead WRI Transportation Technology Division Western Research Institute is proud to announce that Dr. Jean Pascal Planche has joined the organization as vice president of the Transportation Technology business unit. Dr.

 
John Schabron Named University of Wyoming Outstanding Alumni

On May 21, the University of Wyoming College of Arts and Sciences honored Western Research Institute (WRI) Principal Scientist John Schabron with its Outstanding Alumni Award. The announcement in the spring 2011 issue of A&S Report magazine said, “Known worldwide for his studies in heavy petroleum, shale oils, and coal liquids, John Schabron’s enthusiasm for research and professional projects is the cornerstone of his success.” John earned his Ph.D. in analytical chemistry from the University of Wyoming in 1978.

 
WRI Engineer to Attend Top Carbon Management Program

WRI Senior Engineer Beau Braunberger has been selected to participate in the highly competitive Research Experience in Carbon Sequestration (RECS) program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Fossil Energy, the National Energy Technology Laboratory and Southern Company June 5-15 at the University of Alabama in Birmingham, Alabama.

 
John Schabron Named University of Wyoming Outstanding Alumni(2)

On May 21, the University of Wyoming College of Arts and Sciences honored Western Research Institute (WRI) Principal Scientist John Schabron with its Outstanding Alumni Award. The announcement in the spring 2011 issue of A&S Report magazine said, “Known worldwide for his studies in heavy petroleum, shale oils, and coal liquids, John Schabron’s enthusiasm for research and professional projects is the cornerstone of his success.” John earned his Ph.D. in analytical chemistry from the University of Wyoming in 1978.

 
Jean-Pascal Planche Named to Paving Hall of Fame

Jean-Pascal Planche was inducted into the Association of Modified Asphalt Producers (AMAP) Paving Hall of Fame February 15 in Kansas City, Mo.  Former AMAP president Gaylon Baumgardner presented the award.

 
Emery Energy and WRI Commission Coal Gasification Facility in Laramie

WRI Contributes to Research Direction at TRB Annual Meeting Nine members of WRI’s Transportation Technology Business Unit joined more than 11,000 policy makers, administrators, researchers, and government and industry representatives at the 91st Annual Meeting

 
WRI Contributes to Research Direction at 2012 TRB Annual Meeting

WRI Contributes to Research Direction at 2012 TRB Annual Meeting Nine members of WRI’s Transportation Technology Business Unit joined more than 11,000 policy makers, administrators, researchers, and government and industry representatives at the 91st Annual

 
Shell Teams with WRI to Boost Processing Efficiencies(2)

Shell Teams with WRI to Boost Processing Efficiencies Shell International Exploration and Production Inc., and Western Research Institute (WRI) of Laramie, Wyoming have entered into a three year, $1.12 million applied research and

 
WRI Contributes to Cleaner Coal through State Task Force-Sponsored Project

WRI Contributes to Cleaner Coal through State Task Force Sponsored Project Western Research Institute (WRI) of Laramie, Wyoming, will contribute to three of ten projects endorsed for funding by The Advanced Conversion Technologies Task Force

 
MEG Gets Go-ahead for Oil Sands Demonstration in Alberta

Chief Executive Officer Don Collins and eight members of WRI’s Transportation Technology Business Unit will join approximately 10,000 policy makers, administrators, researchers, and government and industry representatives at the 89th Annual Meeting of the Transportation

 

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