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Williams invests in technology to produce zero-emission hydrogen from natural gas

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Tulsa, Oklahoma–(business wire)–Williams (NYSE: WMB) today announced a direct investment in Aurora Hydrogen, a company developing technology to convert natural gas into hydrogen with zero carbon dioxide (CO).2) emissions. Aurora Hydrogen’s technology uses microwave energy to convert methane into hydrogen and solid carbon without producing CO2Williams’ investment will support scale-up to 200 kg of hydrogen production per day by developing a demonstration plant by 2023. Investment in Aurora Hydrogen.

Chad Zamarin, senior vice president of corporate strategy development at Williams, said: “Our existing energy infrastructure will enable Williams to transport, store and deliver the next generation of natural gas and accelerate the development of zero-carbon energy sources, including hydrogen and renewables. further demonstrates our commitment to developing solutions that continue to meet growing energy demands while helping our customers achieve their sustainability goals.”

Hydrogen production from Aurora technology has the potential to reduce global CO22 It uses less power than other methods of hydrogen production, avoiding the need for CO while significantly reducing emissions.2 isolation. Additionally, the process does not require water as a raw material, thus conserving another vital resource.

Williams made the investment through the Corporate Venture Capital (CVC) program. The program aims to support efforts to commercialize new technologies such as clean hydrogen, solar, carbon capture and storage (CCUS), and next generation natural gas.

Through CVC, Williams also committed approximately $40 million in venture funds and direct investments in emerging technology companies at the forefront of the energy transition. This includes a recently funded partnership with Context Labs to provide customers with differentiated services across the natural gas value chain. The initiative will overlay advanced sensors, satellite monitoring and blockchain technology to provide end-to-end measured, verifiable and transparent emissions data for real-time decision making.

About Williams

As the world demands reliable, low-cost, low-carbon energy, Williams (NYSE: WMB) provides the best transportation, storage and delivery solutions to ensure the clean energy economy advances. Headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Williams is an industry-leading investment grade company operating across the natural gas value chain, including collection, processing, interstate transportation, storage, wholesale marketing and trading of natural gas and natural gas liquids. ‘s C-Corp. Williams is at the top of the U.S. supply basin, connecting the best supply with the growing demand for clean energy. Williams owns and operates more than 30,000 miles of pipeline throughout the system. This includes Transco, the largest US producer and fastest growing pipeline. It also processes approximately 30% of the U.S. natural gas used daily for clean power generation and heating. and industrial. Visit www.williams.com to see how the company is leveraging its nationwide footprint to embrace clean hydrogen, next generation gas and other innovations.