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

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Project Type

Coordinated Research Project

Project Code

I35006

CRP

2174

Approved Date

13 July 2017

Status

3 - Active - Ongoing

Start Date

12 April 2018

Expected End Date

11 April 2021

Participating Countries

Algeria
Argentina
China
Greece
India
Japan
Russian Federation
Saudi Arabia
Turkey
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.

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