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Hydrogen: The best shot for nuclear sustainability?
Nuclear power plants are not quick to change. So when four utilities announce they will make room for shiny new electrolyzers and consider tweaking their business model, that’s news.
Nuclear power plants can leverage the energy stored in some of the world’s heaviest elements to generate the lightest: hydrogen. That is not news, but it casts an aura of alchemy over straightforward engineering. Amid the hype, and the hope of significant federal funding, it’s worth acknowledging that hydrogen has an industrial history over 100 years old. In the potential matchup of hydrogen and nuclear power, it’s nuclear that would be the newcomer.
William Wieselquist (Oak Ridge National Laboratory), John D. Bess (Idaho National Laboratory), Douglas Bowen (Oak Ridge National Laboratory), Isabelle Duhamel (Institut de Radioprotection et de Surete Nucleaire), Ian Hill (OECD Nuclear Energy Agency), Nicolas Leclaire (Institut de Radioprotection et de Surete Nucleaire), William B. J. Marshall (Oak Ridge National Laboratory), Catherine Percher (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory), Ellen Marie Saylor (Oak Ridge National Laboratory), Shuichi TSUDA (OECD Nuclear Energy Agency)
Transactions | Volume 123 | Number 1 | November 2020 | Pages 895-897