Articles written by Jon Conrad

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  • Cutting red tape to grow Wyo's trona industry

    Rep. Jon Conrad, Wyoming House District 19|Jun 13, 2024

    Wyoming is blessed to be a resource-rich state. Developing our abundant natural resources is critical to creating jobs, supporting local businesses and industries and building a stronger, more resilient economy not only in southwest Wyoming but the entire state. However, a dysfunctional federal permitting process often stands in the way of the progress we are making to explore, mine and produce the vast mineral deposits that lie just beneath our feet. Wyoming is home to the largest trona deposit in the world, covering roughly 1,300 square...

  • Tata Chemicals signs agreement with BWXT, hopes for future small-scale nuclear reactors in Wyo.

    Jon Conrad, Tata Chemicals|Oct 5, 2023

    Tata Chemicals North America Inc. is pleased to announce that its subsidiary, Tata Chemicals Soda Ash Partners LLC (TCSAP) has signed a cooperation agreement with BWXT Advanced Technologies LLC (BWXT) for a project supported by the Wyoming Energy Authority to assess the viability of deploying small-scale nuclear reactors in the state to provide heat and electricity to industry and to supplement existing power generation resources. Under the terms of the agreement, TCSAP and BWXT will work together to identify TCSAP’s energy needs in Wyoming, p... Full story