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DOE sees nuclear as key to green hydrogen

Metal Tech News – November 16, 2022


Last updated 12/6/2022 at 2:27pm

A close up angled shot of hydrogen fuel tanks.

U.S. Department of Energy

DOE estimates that a single 1,000-megawatt reactor could produce up to 150,000 tons of hydrogen each year, a little over one-tenth of the 10 million metric tons the U.S. requires.

Nuclear-powered clean hydrogen production has the potential to be a gamechanger.

As one of the most viable options to stabilize the energy demands of the future with clean renewable sources, the Department of Energy has been exploring the possibility for the power sector to leverage its nuclear facilities to generate another source of sustainable fuel, creating a two-for-one opportunit...

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