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The Hydrogen Energy Research Center (H2ERC) is collaborating on multiple industry-led projects to utilize Wyoming’s existing
resources and transform them into potential feedstock for clean hydrogen including
coal, natural gas, wind, solar and uranium.
By leading critical research and development that addresses barriers and supports
those emerging technologies that are most commercially ready for all forms of clean
hydrogen, H2ERC is helping to advance hydrogen production through methods including low-cost coal
via gasification, natural gas resources via methane reforming, high-capacity wind
energy via electrolysis, potential for solar, nuclear, and more.
Led by Tallgrass MLP, this Department of Energy (DOE) funded project - nicknamed Blue
Bison - is an 18 month FEED study of developing blue hydrogen at existing gas facilities
in Douglas, Wyo. by incorporating an autothermal stream reforming (ATR) plant. SER
is providing a site-specific carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) feasibility
assessment, is developing economic models, and assisting with project management.
SER is assisting The Williams Companies, Inc. with a feasibility study to evaluate
water access and compatibility as well as asset integrity in support of green hydrogen
production and transport in the vicinity of Wamsutter and Opal, Wyoming.
This DOE funded study will assess the economic impacts of fossil energy production
in Wyoming and evaluate opportunities and research needs to deploy clean hydrogen
technologies. In collaboration with the broader Wyoming Hydrogen Initiative led by
the Wyoming Energy Authority, one of the principal objectives of the SER-led study
will be to identify and quantify the relative competitive advantages of Wyoming in
an emerging low-carbon hydrogen economy.