Finalists for Hydrogen Pilot Project

Cheyenne, WY – The Wyoming Energy Authority announces three finalists for the State of Wyoming Pilot Project: Design and/or Construction of a Pilot Project Demonstrating “Green” or “Blue” Hydrogen Production and Use.

On March 17, 2021, the Wyoming Energy Authority opened a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Hydrogen Pilot Project and received 10 proposals on April 28th when it closed. After review, the selection committee is recommending the following three projects for full funding.

  1. Black Hills Energy, “Wyoming Hydrogen Demonstration Pilot Project,” requests $464,923 for a feasibility study for a natural gas-fed blue hydrogen gas generator with carbon capture; a green hydrogen gas generator fed with renewable energy and water; and a conceptual engineering assessment of equipment modifications of GE LM6000 combustion turbines to accommodate blended fuel mix of hydrogen and methane.
  2. Jonah Energy, “Green Hydrogen through Power to Gas Study,” requests $20,000 for a plan in partnership with National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to create “green” hydrogen and renewable natural gas through biomethanation.
  3. Williams Companies, “Williams Southwest Wyoming Hydrogen Hub,” requests $997,734 for a feasibility study in partnership with the University of Wyoming 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. 

The goal of this program is to identify actual and proposed benefits of hydrogen projects for 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 tax.

To read the full press release, click here.

To watch the recording of the public hearing, click here.

For more information please contact:

Anja Bendel, Program Director

anja.bendel@wyo.gov

(307) 635-3573

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