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OPG, Microsoft to work toward net-zero future for Ontario
Ontario Power Generation and Microsoft Canada have formed a partnership aimed at combatting climate change and driving sustainable growth across the province of Ontario, the Canadian utility announced this week.
Under the partnership, Microsoft will procure clean energy credits (CECs) sourced from OPG’s nuclear and hydro assets in Ontario on an hourly basis. (OPG’s nuclear assets include the four-unit Darlington plant and six-unit Pickering facility.) According to the announcement, this will enable Microsoft to advance toward its 100/100/0 by 2030 goal, which commits the software firm to powering its data centers globally with zero-carbon energy, 24/7.
Takashi Kodama, Masanao Nakano, Yoshiaki Hayashi, Shingo Matsuoka, Yasuo Ito, Chihiro Matsuura, Hirotsugu Shiraishi, Yousuke Katsumura
Nuclear Technology | Volume 172 | Number 1 | October 2010 | Pages 77-87
Technical Paper | Reprocessing | dx.doi.org/10.13182/NT09-90
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It is well known that not all of the hydrogen formed in high-level liquid waste comes out in the gas phase because hydrogen is consumed by some unclarified secondary reaction. Using a simulated waste solution, it was found that the H2 consumption reaction is not caused by radiation as was thought but is caused by a catalytic effect of Pd ions, which suggests that the same reaction proceeds in actual solution. Using the catalytic reaction rate constant measured in the simulated solution, the analysis showed that the H2 concentration in the gas phase does not reach its explosion limit of 4% even if the sweeping air stops for a long time.