Orsted, Williams to explore PtX and Hydrogen in US

The partnership will deliver clean fuels in the US and leverage their assets and expertise to develop solutions to advance the clean energy economy.

Orsted and Williams today (22nd September) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to jointly explore the potential of developing Power-to-X (P2X/PtX) projects in the US.

Both partners agreed on identifying ways to leverage Orsted’s renewables and hydrogen expertise with Williams’ natural gas infrastructure and processing experience to co-develop hydrogen or synthetic natural gas facilities powered by renewable energy.

The parties will also explore large-scale wind energy, electrolysis, and synthetic gas-via-methanation co-development in western Wyoming, where Williams owns a significant land area and natural gas infrastructure.

The access to large-scale gas transportation networks and infrastructure will expand the company scope of energy solutions and further supports its decarbonisation efforts.

Williams’ energy infrastructure network handles 30% of the US’s natural gas used for power generation, heating, and industrial use and is adaptable to future renewable energy storage and transport. It is committed to achieving a 56% absolute reduction in company-wide greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2030 and aiming to achieve net-zero by 2050.

Previously, Williams signed an MoU with Microsoft to explore lower carbon opportunities, focusing on developing a hydrogen economy, renewable natural gas products, carbon capture utilisation and storage, and energy storage solutions.

Shahkar Ali

Shahkar is the regional representative for Asia covering the hydrogen industry for H2 Bulletin. Please click on the email icon to contact him directly via email or follow him on social media.
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