Nuclear Production of Hydrogen

Fourth Information Exchange Meeting, Oakbrook, Illinois, USA , 14-16 April 2009

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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. This report describes the scientific and technical challenges associated with the production of hydrogen using heat and/or electricity from nuclear power plants, with special emphasis on recent developments in high-temperature electrolysis and the use of different chemical thermodynamic processes. Economics and market analysis as well as safety aspects of the nuclear production of hydrogen are also discussed.



High-temperature steam electrolysis for hydrogen production

From material development to stack operation

Nuclear Energy Agency

High-temperature steam electrolysis (HTSE) coupled with nuclear energy is one of the most promising options for hydrogen mass production. CEA (the French Atomic Energy Commission) is carrying out research in this field, from materials, cells and components developments to stack design including components and stack testing.


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