Assessing Technical and Economic Aspects of Nuclear Hydrogen Production for Near-term Deployment

Closed for proposals

Project Type

Coordinated Research Project

Project Code

I35006

CRP

2174

Approved Date

13 July 2017

Status

Closed

Start Date

12 April 2018

Expected End Date

11 April 2022

Completed Date

8 February 2024

Participating Countries

Algeria
Argentina
China
Greece
India
Japan
Russian Federation
Saudi Arabia
Türkiye
United States of America

Description

This CRP addresses the issues expected for the potential upscaling of nuclear hydrogen production technologies and opportunities for maturity of currently under development. It will also try to tackle the techno-economics and safety considerations, as well as the associated environmental and social impacts of commercial nuclear hydrogen production on worldwide and on MSs. This proposal is planned based on the successful completion of the previous CRP on Examining the Techno-Economics of Nuclear Hydrogen Production and Benchmark Analysis of the IAEA HEEP Software, and extensive feedback from MSs’ experts participating in other IAEA technical meetings and activities on nuclear hydrogen production.  The CRP is to be conducted by the Nuclear Power Technology Development Section.

Objectives

The overall objective of this CRP is to: assess gained experience from R&D on nuclear hydrogen production in MSs; and potential near-term deployment of nuclear hydrogen production. The CRP is expected to develop a roadmap for upscaling and commercialization of nuclear hydrogen production and establish milestone recommendations to MSs on nuclear hydrogen production aiming at providing a better understanding of the feasibility of nuclear hydrogen as part of the future hydrogen economy.

Specific objectives

Analyse the techno-economic, social, and environmental aspects associated with upscaling of nuclear hydrogen plants.

Assess the safety of the nuclear cogeneration plants for hydrogen production based on the latest R&D achievements.

Understand the potential deployment and time scale of large scale nuclear hydrogen production technologies for near term deployment.

Analyse the techno-economic, social, and environmental aspects associated with upscaling of nuclear hydrogen plants.

Assess the safety of the nuclear cogeneration plants for hydrogen production based on the latest R&D achievements.

Understand the potential deployment and time scale of large scale nuclear hydrogen production technologies for near term deployment.

Impact

The CRP had positive impact for national R&D programmes and expanding activities on nuclear hydrogen production conducted by participant Member States. For example, the CSI from Argentina, Ms Ana Ester Bohe (Comisión Nacional de Energía Atómica) wrote on the impact of this CRP work for her country: "The theoretical feasibility study on nuclear-assisted gasification process applied to the Argentine Rio Turbio coal is very important for giving to our country the technical arguments that will be needed during the decision process with regard to the nuclear hydrogen production through the gasification of domestic coals. Aspects such as the most convenient HTGR design, the maximum size of the gasification plant according to the present state of technologies, and the most critical safety issues to be considered for the coupling of the nuclear reactor and gasification plant, have been clarified through this study. Moreover, the experimental activities planned for pyrolysis and gasification tests at bench-scale are also very important to evaluate the gasification behaviour of Argentine domestic coal in fluidized bed reactor conditions, as a function of the operational parameters (reaction temperature, partial pressure of reactive gases and coal particle size)."

Relevance

The CRP is relevant for the planning and deployment of nuclear hydrogen production in Member States, a topic of growing international importance in light of the importance of hydrogen in the fight against climate change in many Member States. The results of this CRP were disseminated to a wide audience through the scientific papers produced and presented in various events and peer review journals, as well as through the TECDOC that will be published by the IAEA.

CRP Publications

Type

Scientific paper

Year

2019

Publication URL

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0959652619303361

Description

El-Emam, R. S., Ozcan, H., Comprehensive review on the techno-economics of sustainable large-scale clean hydrogen production, Journal of Cleaner Production 220, 593-609 (2019).

Country/Organization

Turkey/ Karabuk University

Type

Scientific paper

Year

2019

Publication URL

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0925838819329573

Description

Pomiro, F. J., Bohé, A. E., De MiccoIn, G., In situ X-ray diffraction study of decomposition kinetics in LaSrCoO4 at a low partial pressure of Oxygen, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 808, 151724.

Country/Organization

Argentina/Comisión Nacional de Energía Atómica (CNEA) de Argentina

Type

Scientific paper

Year

2020

Description

Pullao, A. J., Bellver, A., Raviolo, A., Bohé, A. E., Fouga, G. G., Design of an Experimental Devise for the Study of Halogen Displacement Reactions, Journal of Chemical Education, in press

Country/Organization

Argentina/Comisión Nacional de Energía Atómica (CNEA) de Argentina

Type

Scientific paper

Year

2020

Publication URL

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0959652620314712

Description

El-Emam, R. S., Ozcan, H., Zamfirescu, C., Updates on promising thermochemical cycles for clean hydrogen production using nuclear energy, Journal of Cleaner Production 262, 121424 (2020).

Type

Scientific paper

Year

2020

Publication URL

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0959652620314712

Description

El-Emam, R. S., Ozcan, H., Zamfirescu, C., Updates on promising thermochemical cycles for clean hydrogen production using nuclear energy, Journal of Cleaner Production 262, 121424 (2020).

Type

Scientific paper

Year

2020

Publication URL

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0360319920342610

Description

Funda, A., Ozcan, H., Turkey's industrial waste heat recovery potential with power and hydrogen conversion technologies: A techno-economic analysis, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy (2020)

Country/Organization

Turkey/ Karabuk University

Type

Scientific paper

Year

2019

Publication URL

https://www.conicet.gov.ar/new_scp/detalle.php?keywords=&id=30101&congresos=yes&…

Description

Guibaldo, C., Grau, J.M., Bohé, A., De Micco, G, Transformación de fases durante la desactivación de un catalizador de síntesis de metanol y propuesta de método de reciclado de metales, 2019-Sept -CONGRESO ARGENTINO DE CATÁLISIS.

Country/Organization

Argentina/Comisión Nacional de Energía Atómica (CNEA) de Argentina

Type

Scientific paper

Year

2020

Publication URL

https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10967-020-07166-w

Description

Pomiro, F. J., Gaviría, J. P., Bohé, A. E., De Micco, G., Thermodynamic analysis of uranium oxides fluorination with HF(g) and F 2 (g), Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry, 324 (3), 1283–1292 (2020).

Country/Organization

Argentina/Comisión Nacional de Energía Atómica (CNEA) de Argentina

Type

Scientific paper

Year

2019

Publication URL

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0925838819329573

Description

Pomiro, F. J., Bohé, A. E., De MiccoIn, G., In situ X-ray diffraction study of decomposition kinetics in LaSrCoO4 at a low partial pressure of Oxygen, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 808, 151724.

Country/Organization

Argentina/Comisión Nacional de Energía Atómica (CNEA) de Argentina

Type

Scientific paper

Year

2019

Publication URL

https://www.conicet.gov.ar/new_scp/detalle.php?keywords=&id=30101&congresos=yes&…

Description

Guibaldo, C., Grau, J.M., Bohé, A., De Micco, G, Transformación de fases durante la desactivación de un catalizador de síntesis de metanol y propuesta de método de reciclado de metales, 2019-Sept -CONGRESO ARGENTINO DE CATÁLISIS.

Country/Organization

Argentina/Comisión Nacional de Energía Atómica (CNEA) de Argentina

Type

Scientific paper

Year

2019

Publication URL

https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10967-020-07166-w

Description

Guibaldo, C., De Micco, G., Bohé, A., Preparation of UF4 by carbochlorination of U3O8 and solid state halogen exchange reaction, Journal of Nuclear Engineering and Radiation Science, 5 (2019).

Country/Organization

Argentina/Comisión Nacional de Energía Atómica (CNEA) de Argentina

Type

Scientific paper

Year

2019

Publication URL

https://www.scopus.com/record/display.uri?eid=2-s2.0-85055774284&origin=resultsl…

Description

Pomiro, F. J., Gaviría, J. P., Fouga, G., G., Vega, L. D, Bohé, A. E., Chlorination of Pr2O3 and Pr6O11. Crystal Structure, magnetic and spectroscopic properties of Praseodymium Oxychloride, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 776, 919-926.

Country/Organization

Argentina/Comisión Nacional de Energía Atómica (CNEA) de Argentina

Type

Scientific paper

Year

2020

Publication URL

https://www.conicet.gov.ar/new_scp/detalle.php?keywords=&id=51455&articulos=yes&…

Description

Echegoyen, C. V., et al., Use of radon-222 to assess the groundwater inflow in a phreatic lake of a dune field, Boletín Geológico y Minero, 131 (2020).

Country/Organization

Argentina/Comisión Nacional de Energía Atómica (CNEA) de Argentina

Type

Scientific paper

Year

2020

Publication URL

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0360319919331519

Description

Canavesio, C., Nassini, D., Nassini, H. E., Bohe, A. E., Study on an original cobalt-chlorine thermochemical cycle for nuclear hydrogen production, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 45 (49), 26090-26103 (2020).

Country/Organization

Argentina/Comisión Nacional de Energía Atómica (CNEA) de Argentina

Type

Scientific paper

Year

2019

Publication URL

https://www.scopus.com/record/display.uri?eid=2-s2.0-85055774284&origin=resultsl…

Description

Pomiro, F. J., Gaviría, J. P., Fouga, G., G., Vega, L. D, Bohé, A. E., Chlorination of Pr2O3 and Pr6O11. Crystal Structure, magnetic and spectroscopic properties of Praseodymium Oxychloride, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 776, 919-926.

Country/Organization

Argentina/Comisión Nacional de Energía Atómica (CNEA) de Argentina

Type

Scientific paper

Year

2020

Publication URL

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0360319920342610

Description

Funda, A., Ozcan, H., Turkey's industrial waste heat recovery potential with power and hydrogen conversion technologies: A techno-economic analysis, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy (2020)

Country/Organization

Turkey/ Karabuk University

Type

Scientific paper

Year

2020

Publication URL

https://www.conicet.gov.ar/new_scp/detalle.php?keywords=&id=51455&articulos=yes&…

Description

Echegoyen, C. V., et al., Use of radon-222 to assess the groundwater inflow in a phreatic lake of a dune field, Boletín Geológico y Minero, 131 (2020).

Country/Organization

Argentina/Comisión Nacional de Energía Atómica (CNEA) de Argentina

Type

Scientific paper

Year

2019

Publication URL

http://www.congresoargentinayambiente.org/index.php?act=showPagina&id=151

Description

De Neuquén, P., Cuéllar, M., Bohé, A., Estudio de la capacidad de remoción de As (V) y As (III) mediante tierra de diatomeas del yacimiento “Renqueña”, 2019-Dic-IV Congreso Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología Ambiental

Country/Organization

Argentina/Comisión Nacional de Energía Atómica (CNEA) de Argentina

Type

Scientific paper

Year

2020

Publication URL

https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10967-020-07166-w

Description

Pomiro, F. J., Gaviría, J. P., Bohé, A. E., De Micco, G., Thermodynamic analysis of uranium oxides fluorination with HF(g) and F 2 (g), Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry, 324 (3), 1283–1292 (2020).

Country/Organization

Argentina/Comisión Nacional de Energía Atómica (CNEA) de Argentina

Type

Scientific paper

Year

2020

Publication URL

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0360319919331519

Description

Canavesio, C., Nassini, D., Nassini, H. E., Bohe, A. E., Study on an original cobalt-chlorine thermochemical cycle for nuclear hydrogen production, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 45 (49), 26090-26103 (2020).

Country/Organization

Argentina/Comisión Nacional de Energía Atómica (CNEA) de Argentina

Type

Scientific paper

Year

2020

Description

Pullao, A. J., Bellver, A., Raviolo, A., Bohé, A. E., Fouga, G. G., Design of an Experimental Devise for the Study of Halogen Displacement Reactions, Journal of Chemical Education, in press

Country/Organization

Argentina/Comisión Nacional de Energía Atómica (CNEA) de Argentina

Type

Scientific paper

Year

2019

Publication URL

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0959652619303361

Description

El-Emam, R. S., Ozcan, H., Comprehensive review on the techno-economics of sustainable large-scale clean hydrogen production, Journal of Cleaner Production 220, 593-609 (2019).

Country/Organization

Turkey/ Karabuk University

Type

Scientific paper

Year

2019

Publication URL

https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10967-020-07166-w

Description

Guibaldo, C., De Micco, G., Bohé, A., Preparation of UF4 by carbochlorination of U3O8 and solid state halogen exchange reaction, Journal of Nuclear Engineering and Radiation Science, 5 (2019).

Country/Organization

Argentina/Comisión Nacional de Energía Atómica (CNEA) de Argentina

Type

Scientific paper

Year

2019

Publication URL

http://www.congresoargentinayambiente.org/index.php?act=showPagina&id=151

Description

De Neuquén, P., Cuéllar, M., Bohé, A., Estudio de la capacidad de remoción de As (V) y As (III) mediante tierra de diatomeas del yacimiento “Renqueña”, 2019-Dic-IV Congreso Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología Ambiental

Country/Organization

Argentina/Comisión Nacional de Energía Atómica (CNEA) de Argentina

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