CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming officials say they are expanding efforts to find new ways to use coal that doesn't contribute to climate change.

State officials announced Friday they're teaming up with the Oakland, California-based Center for Carbon Removal, which is seeking out new ideas for removing greenhouse gases from the atmosphere and flue stacks.

The Wyoming Infrastructure Authority is pledging $250,000 toward projects in cooperation with the center.

Agency Director Jason Begger says the partnership will solicit research for the University of Wyoming and a lab being built at a Gillette-area power plant. The lab will test ways to capture and potentially make use of carbon dioxide from the flue stream.

Wyoming produces more coal than any other state but coal-fired power is under growing scrutiny as a major source of greenhouse gases.

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