The Wyoming Energy Authority has announced three finalists for the Wyoming Pilot Project: Design and/or Construction of a Pilot Project Demonstrating “Green” or “Blue” Hydrogen Production and Use in Wyoming.

Wyoming Energy Authority issued a Request for Submissions (RFP) for the Hydrogen Pilot Project on March 17, 2021, and received ten proposals by April 28th, when the RFP ended. Following consideration, the selection committee recommends full funding for the following three projects.

  • Black Hills Energy’s “Wyoming Hydrogen Demonstration Pilot Project” requests $464,923 for a feasibility study on a natural gas-fueled blue hydrogen gas generator with carbon capture; a green hydrogen gas generator powered by renewable energy and water; and a conceptual engineering assessment of equipment modifications to GE LM6000 combustion turbines to accommodate a blended fuel mix of hydrogen and met.
  • Jonah Energy’s “Green Hydrogen via Power to Gas Study” is seeking $20,000 to develop a concept in collaboration with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) for the production of “green” hydrogen and renewable natural gas via biomethanation.
  • Williams Companies, “Williams Southwest Wyoming Hydrogen Hub,” has requested $997,734 for a feasibility study in collaboration with the University of Wyoming to evaluate water access and compatibility, as well as asset integrity, in support of green hydrogen production and transportation in the Wamsutter and Opal, Wyoming, areas.

The purpose of this program is to determine the actual and proposed benefits of hydrogen projects to the State of Wyoming, its residents, and communities, including but not limited to infrastructure development, business creation or retention, job creation or retention, technological advancement, intellectual property rights, commercialization, and additional state taxes, such as sales and use and/or property taxes.

Nedim Husomanovic

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