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About the Hydrogen Energy Research Center

Hydrogen Energy Research Center



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The Hydrogen Energy Research Center (H2ERC) at the University of Wyoming’s School of Energy Resources focuses on all forms of clean hydrogen with: 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.

Hydrogen, or H2, is a natural fit for Wyoming energy production, as the state’s natural resources and existing infrastructure are well-suited to launch a hydrogen economy. The center also looks to lead applied research and collaborate with Wyoming stakeholders to support growth of a hydrogen industry focused on serving the state’s existing energy customers and growing new markets.

One of the principal objectives of H2ERC is to identify and quantify the relative competitive advantages of Wyoming in an emerging low-carbon hydrogen economy. In doing so, the center is focusing on opportunities to create hydrogen from Wyoming’s natural resources, is investigating novel transportation approaches, evaluating options to use produced water, and is performing techno-economic and market assessments to identify new and emerging markets for hydrogen.


Striving for net-negative carbon emissions in energy development


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