University of Wyoming receives $10m from DOE to head hydrogen production project

The University of Wyoming has been awarded $10m to lead a hydrogen production project utilising a produced water thermal desalinisation technology.

The Hydrogen Energy Research Centre (H2ERC) at the US university’s School of Energy Resources (SER) will head a collaborative project integrating a product water thermal desalination technology with autothermal or steam methane reforming (ATR/SMR) for hydrogen production.

The US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management announced that the project had been selected to negotiate an award of around $5m as part of the ‘Clean Hydrogen Production, Storage, Transport and Utilisation to Enable a Net Zero Carbon Economy’ funding opportunity with the cost share among partners bring the contract up to $10m.

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