The University of Wyoming announced that a utility company would partner with the School of Energy Resources to research how to burn coal with little to no carbon emissions. The department announced the partnership last Thursday. The company, Black Hills Energy, will help the school test a new technology called flameless, pressurized oxy-fuel. The technology burns fuel such as coal or gas without emitting the same amount of pollutants or carbon dioxide into the environment. The South Dakota-based company will provide scientists and resources to aid in the research. Black Hills provides electricity to customers in eight states, including Wyoming.