April 21, 2021

Nuclear energy plants could help accelerate hydrogen adoption with reduced costs

By George Heynes With the breakthrough of hydrogen technology in various decarbonisation strategies across the world, nuclear reactors could be given a new lease of life by providing almost perfect conditions to produce green hydrogen on a massive scale. It is not often you find two products that, ethically, are at opposite ends of the spectrum but complement each other so significantly. The reputational facelift that nuclear power has needed since it was first introduced in the last century could be realised with the introduction of technologies that utilise by-products of nuclear power to generate alternative fuel sources such as hydrogen. […]
April 8, 2021

Nuclear plants could be the ‘perfect component’ for green hydrogen production

By George Heynes Clean energy technology company AES-100 is investigating whether hydrogen production could, under the right conditions, offer a solution for US and European nuclear reactors to retire early and help new reactors run to high efficiencies. Read more: Xcel Energy and Idaho National Laboratory to use nuclear energy for hydrogen production Read more: AES technology selected for Californian green hydrogen energy storage project In the current climate, nuclear power plants find it difficult to compete with cheaper natural gas and renewable energy generation meaning that many are forced to retire early with no short-term way of destroying nuclear reactors. However, the […]