Coal-centric Wyoming looks to a clean hydrogen future

December 22, 2021

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management (FECM) announced up to $644,000 for the University of Wyoming School of Energy Resources to research the economic impacts of fossil energy production in Wyoming. The school would also use the money to evaluate opportunities for deploying clean hydrogen technologies.

The UW School of Energy Resources is already working to establish a center dedicated to hydrogen research. The center will focus on low-cost coal by gasification, natural gas resources by methane reforming, and wind energy by electrolysis, as well as potential for solar and nuclear power.

“There is a growing focus on hydrogen as an energy carrier, but we need to assess the opportunities for Wyoming’s energy sector,” said school Executive Director Holly Krutka.

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