CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Gov. Matt Mead told an audience in China this week that Wyoming is eager to develop new ways to use its natural resources.

Mead and other officials from Wyoming are in China for the 2012 International Advanced Coal Technologies Conference. The conference also includes Chinese officials and representatives from Australia's national science agency. Discussions are focused on developing advanced coal technologies.

Mead's office put out a statement saying the governor and a Chinese official at the conference's opening news conference discussed advancing a collaborative relationship.