It is no secret that the nuclear power industry is enduring an economic crisis. Brought about largely by the impact of technological disruption across the energy market.
It is no secret that the nuclear power industry is enduring an economic crisis. Brought about largely by the impact of technological disruption across the larger energy market, a number of utilities have had no option but to prematurely shut down some nuclear plants because they could no longer compete in the regions they serve.
Bloom on Tuesday said the electricity generated by nuclear facilities could produce “cost-effective hydrogen,” including during periods when the power grid has an ample supply of electricity.
For carbon-free hydrogen to play a significant role in decarbonization, it will need to be produced in large quantities at low cost to compete with hydrocarbons. In a future power system heavily dependent on intermittent renewables, hydrogen will likely find economical use in power storage for grid balancing.
USA’s Advanced Remote Monitoring & Diagnostics Services Project (ARM) represents a one-of-a-kind industry initiative. In partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy, ARM helps reduce power plants’ operating costs through the application of advanced technologies.
The production of electricity from blank hydrogen has been elusive, but this may replace in the not too distant future: technological, political and environmental points – the variables for creating the hydrogen economy – are aligned.
Future hybrid energy systems could lead to paradigm shifts in clean energy production, national lab researchers and industry leaders predict. Beyond providing flexibility and an abundant supply of clean energy, such systems could support sectors of the economy that are more difficult to decarbonize, such as industry and transportation.
Generating electricity from clean hydrogen has always been elusive. But that may change in the not-so-distant future: the technological, political and environmental factors — the variables to create the hydrogen economy — are aligning.
There is a growing overproduction of electricity from solar and wind, but solar in particular, especially in the Southwest. Utilities are in a rush to find ways of saving this electricity and balancing their systems.
The Office of Nuclear Energy has outlined its plan to support the existing US nuclear generation fleet, demonstrate the latest innovations in nuclear energy technologies and explore new market opportunities.
The U.S. Department of Energy announced the funding award on Oct. 8. The new project is the first of its kind in pairing a commercial electricity generator with high-temperature steam electrolysis (HTSE) technology.
Xcel Energy will work with Idaho National Laboratory to demonstrate a system that uses a nuclear plant’s steam and electricity to split water. The resulting hydrogen will initially be used at the power plant, but it could eventually be sold to other industries. More than $10 million in federal funding has been awarded to the project.
The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded just under $14 million for an attempt to build a hydrogen-energy production facility at a nuclear power plant in Minnesota with the help of a nuclear research lab in Idaho. The project is part of a strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
A new partnership between Xcel Energy and Idaho National Laboratory, together with more than $10 million in federal funding, will investigate how to use nuclear energy to make hydrogen used at nuclear plants and, perhaps, sold to other industries.
More than $10 million in federal funding will help a Minnesota nuclear power plant make hydrogen in a way that could transform the nuclear energy industry.
The US Department of Energy has approved over $10 million in funding to help demonstrate how a nuclear power plant can make hydrogen in a way that could transform the nuclear energy industry.
Idaho National Laboratory is working with a Minnesota-based company on a system to use a nuclear plant’s steam and electricity to split water.
Private-Public Partnership will use Nuclear Energy for Clean Hydrogen Production, Project is first U.S. pairing of high-temperature steam electrolysis with commercial heat.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced funding for three domestic projects that will accelerate advanced nuclear technology development. These projects, valued at $26.9 million including industry cost-share contributions, will allow industry-led teams to advance the state of domestic commercial nuclear capability.
The desire to reduce the carbon intensity of human activities and strengthen the resilience of infrastructure key to economic prosperity and geopolitical stability shines a new spotlight on the value and challenges of nuclear energy.
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Light Water Reactor Sustainability Program, led by Idaho National Laboratory, works closely with utilities to improve outage efficiencies and enable nuclear to go “toe-to-toe economically” with other energy sources.
The Energy Department and the U.S. nuclear industry have seized on the vision of tapping energy from reactors to separate hydrogen from water, creating millions of tons of the gas a year to sell to oil refineries and fertilizer, steel and plastic manufacturers.
"You use hydrogen in the production of steel and petroleum refining. You use hydrogen in the support of vehicles that burn hydrogen in fuel cells. You use it for the production of ammonia fertilizers," said Bruce Hallbert, director of the DOE LWRS at INL.
This past January, UToledo hosted the Sustainable Energy Economy Workshop: Research & Development of Light Water Reactors and Hydrogen Hybrids.
Four U.S. nuclear generators—Energy Harbor, Xcel Energy, Exelon, and Arizona Public Service —are making headway on projects to demonstrate hydrogen production at nuclear plants, but scaling those efforts up to net new end-users and sources of revenue is still ridden with hurdles, company officials said in a panel discussion at the American Nuclear Society’s virtual 2020 annual meeting.
Midwest nuclear power generators are exploring the potential of producing hydrogen on site as a way to reduce costs and create new revenue — a move that could also boost the region’s growing fuel cell industry.
This article discusses newly developed automated software based on the ASTM standard E1820-18 normalization method, which is a useful tool for evaluating material fracture toughness in the ductile region.
In the U.S., where BWRs make up nearly a third of the reactors, regulators considered new safety enhancements to avoid another scenario like Fukushima, where an earthquake and tsunami touched off a series of fuel failures that resulted in radioactive leaks.
The Light Water Reactor Sustainability Program authorizes the secretary of energy to establish a program to support existing plants in the United States.