The project will focus on all forms of clean hydrogen, including low-cost coal via gasification, massive natural gas resources via methane reforming, and relatively high-capacity wind energy via electrolysis, as well as potential for solar, nuclear and more.

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Wyoming explores the hydrogen opportunity

This could be a significant development for the state and bolster its hydrogen expertise attracting further investment and economic growth.

The $500,000 in funding will be received over a period of five years and will support stakeholders in Wyoming to increase adoption of the clean energy carrier and bolster its decarbonisation methods.

Holly Krutka, Executive Director of the University of Wyoming’s School of Energy Resources, said, “This generous gift is paramount to helping us launch our efforts on growing a robust applied research program focused on building a new industry in Wyoming.

“This gift also demonstrates Williams’ dedication to its employees and assets in Wyoming. This contribution, along with that already received from Anschutz, federal research grants and support from the state of Wyoming, will allow SER to officially stand up H2ERC by hiring its first dedicated research staff.”

Chad Zamarin, Senior Vice-President of Corporate Strategic Development at Williams, said, “Williams is proud to play a leading role in this important step toward the research and development of a clean hydrogen economy in Wyoming and beyond.

“As a longtime owner and operator of energy infrastructure in Wyoming, Williams is well positioned to leverage our existing assets for the blending, storage and transportation of green hydrogen to local and regional markets, including the Pacific Northwest via our Northwest Pipeline.”

Making hydrogen happen

This March, H2 View will explore A Climate for Action and Investment in Europe in an immersive virtual event that features some of the leading stakeholders and influencers in hydrogen, including a Women in Green Hydrogen panel.

Confirmed speakers include the Hydrogen Europe, Clean Hydrogen Partnership, FiveT Hydrogen, Airbus, Nel, BMW, Michelin and more.

Further information on the event, agenda and confirmed speakers can be found here.

To book your ticket for €79, click here.