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Nuclear Production of Hydrogen

Third Information Exchange Meeting, Oarai, Japan, 5-7 October 2005

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Hydrogen has the potential to play an important role as a sustainable and environmentally acceptable energy carrier in the 21st century. Since natural sources of pure hydrogen are extremely limited, it is necessary to develop technologies to produce large quantities of hydrogen economically. The currently dominant technology for producing hydrogen is based on reforming fossil fuels, a process which releases greenhouse gases. Hydrogen produced by water cracking, using heat and surplus electricity from nuclear power plants, requires no fossil fuels and results in lower greenhouse gas emissions. This conference proceedings presents the state of the art in the nuclear production of hydrogen and describes its associated scientific and technical challenges.

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An Overview of the Cea Roadmap for Hydrogen Production

Nuclear Energy Agency

Hydrogen is a most promising energy carrier to replace hydrocarbons as fuel sources, in particular for transport, with respect to lower greenhouse gases emissions. To provide massive hydrogen in a sustainable manner, the CEA has worked on high temperature free CO2 processes, biomass decomposition and bioprocesses

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