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Examining the Technoeconomics of Nuclear Hydrogen Production and Benchmark Analysis of the IAEA HEEP Software

IAEA TECDOC No. 1859
English IAEA-TECDOC-1859 978-92-0-109318-9
226 96 18.00 2018

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This publication documents the results achieved by participants of an IAEA coordinated research project (CRP) related to hydrogen production using nuclear energy. The IAEA has previously developed the Hydrogen Economic Evaluation Programme (HEEP) that supports the analysis of various options for future hydrogen economies. HEEP is the first of its kind software and has been distributed freely to IAEA Member States. The CRP participants performed a generic benchmark analysis for various scenarios of hydrogen production and against other codes built on different platforms and models. The research report highlights various aspects of nuclear hydrogen production based not only on national but also international trends. It considers important technical aspects of coupling nuclear reactors to hydrogen plants and the challenges for nuclear hydrogen production compared to steam or solar energy produced hydrogen. Major accomplishments achieved by Member States are presented in the summary section of this report. A detailed description of the activities and outcomes through the implementation of the CRP can be found in the individual country reports available on the CD-ROM attached to this publication.

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Keywords

Nuclear Power Planning, Economics, Nuclear Energy, Industrial Applications, Engineering Economy, Computer Programs, Hydrogen, Fuel, Research, Nuclear Engineering, Technoeconomics, Benchmark Analysis, HEEP Software, Hydrogen Economic Evaluation Program, CRP, Coordinated Research Project, Technology Models, Member States, Nuclear Hydrogen Production, Technologies, Nuclear Reactors, Storage, Transportation, Techno-Economic Analysis, Database, Codes, Countries, Calculations, Case Studies, Results, Recommendations, Information Exchange, International Collaboration, Hydrogen Production Costs, Sustainable Development, Electrolysis, Production Efficiency

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