Jonah Energy granted funding for ‘green’ initiative

WYOMING – The Wyoming Energy Authority announced a Jonah Energy endeavor was one of three awardees for the new Hydrogen Pilot Project.

A “Green Hydrogen Through Power to Gas Study” by Jonah Energy requested $20,000 for a plan in partnership with National Renewable Energy Laboratory to create “green” hydrogen and renewable natural gas through biomethanation. The Wyoming Energy Authority approved funding that project in full.

Ten total proposals were submitted for approval. Three were awarded funding. The other two recipients – Black Hills Energy and the Williams Company – received approved funding from the Economic Development Funds – Innovation Subaccount.

The program’s goal is to identify benefits of hydrogen projects for Wyoming, its residents and communities. That could be through infrastructure development, business creation or retention, job creation or retention, technological advancement, intellectual property rights, commercialization and additional state taxes.