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Hydrogen Production from Carbon-Free Nuclear Energy

Hydrogen Production from Carbon-Free Nuclear Energy

Full Title: Hydrogen Production from Carbon-Free Nuclear Energy
Author(s): Nuclear Hydrogen Initiative
Publisher(s): Nuclear Hydrogen Initiative
Publication Date: July 30, 2022
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Description (excerpt):

As governments and private sector leaders consider solutions to decarbonize the global energy matrix in order to address climate change, hydrogen has increasingly emerged as one promising pathway to net-zero emissions. The world’s most abundant element is an energy carrier that can be used not only to store energy, but also to decarbonize hard-to-abate energy sectors, such as transportation, power, industry, and buildings.

The unique characteristics of nuclear energy allow it to pair with low-cost, high efficiency hydrogen production processes which facilitates nuclear hydrogen production’s economic competitiveness. In this way, nuclear energy can be a catalyst for a clean hydrogen market. Recognizing the value that nuclear energy can bring to hydrogen production, many endeavors and pilot projects have emerged to pave the way for large scale nuclear hydrogen production. Some of these initiatives are included in national hydrogen visions, plans, and strategies, as is the case in the United Kingdom, Canada, and the United States. Countries like France, while not expressly referring to nuclear energy in their hydrogen plans, have defined clean hydrogen production in a technology agnostic way, allowing the inclusion of nuclear energy in clean hydrogen pathway strategies.

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