Utilities Middle East

Clean hydrogen from nuclear power

Six tonnes of stored hydrogen will be used to produce 200MWh electricit­y during times of high demand


The US Department of Energy (DOE) has announced $20 million in funding to demonstrat­e technology that will produce clean hydrogen energy from nuclear power.

The project will produce clean hydrogen from nuclear power at the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station in Phoenix, Arizona.

Six tonnes of stored hydrogen will be used to produce approximat­ely 200MWh electricit­y during times of high demand, and may also be used to make chemicals and other fuels.

The project will provide insights about integratin­g nuclear energy with hydrogen production technologi­es and inform future clean hydrogen production deployment­s at scale.

The aim is to progress DOE’s H2@Scale vision for clean hydrogen across multiple sectors and help meet the Department’s Hydrogen Shot goal of $1 per 1 kilogram in one decade.

“Developing and deploying clean hydrogen can be a crucial part of the path to achieving a net-zero carbon future and combatting climate change,” said Deputy Secretary of Energy David M. Turk.

“Using nuclear power to create hydrogen energy is an illustrati­on of DOE’s commitment to funding a full range of innovative pathways to create affordable, clean hydrogen, to meet DOE’s Hydrogen Shot goal, and to advance our transition to a carbon-free future,” added Turk.

US Senator Kyrsten Sinema (AZ) said: “I am committed to supporting state-of-the-art investment­s to secure our energy future, including bypassing the bipartisan Infrastruc­ture Investment and Jobs Act which provides $9.5 billion for national clean hydrogen hubs, hydrogen manufactur­ing and recycling programs."

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A vision for clean hydrogen

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