LARAMIE — The University of Wyoming School of Energy Resources (SER) has issued a request for proposals (RFP) for research in the field of in-situ uranium extraction. The RFP, open to academic institutions and private industry, closes May 6.
All proposals will be competitively judged, based on probable benefits to the state of Wyoming and the development of in-situ recovery (ISR) of uranium. The RFP can be downloaded or viewed at http://www.uwyo.edu/ser/index.html
The Wyoming State Legislature in 2009 appropriated $1.6 million to the SER for activities related to ISR of uranium in the state. The SER has approximately $1.4 million to fund research projects. Applicants may request between $50,000 and $400,000.
The SER was authorized to use the funds, in part, to develop a program for uranium that focuses on optimizing the economic recovery through ground water restoration and research on wastewater management, as well as developing an educational seminar about uranium and uranium extraction.
The results of the research shall be available for public dissemination. Funds for successful proposals, when approved by the grant review committee, are anticipated to be available by the third quarter of 2011. Funds must be expended by June 30, 2013.
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