Why Hydrogen Needs Nuclear Power To Succeed. 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. However, for an actual ‘hydrogen economy’ to arise, hydrogen will have to expand into the so-called ‘hard to abate’ sectors where a large portion of carbon emissions occur. Hydrogen for direct heat in industry, and hydrogen-derived fuels (synthetic fuels such as ammonia and synthetic hydrocarbon fuels produced from hydrogen and CO2), would displace the liquid hydrocarbons now used in heavy industry (cement, chemicals, steel), heavy shipping, and aviation.
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A Danish chemical catalyst company has announced plans to construct a 500MW factory to manufacture solid oxide electrolysers (SOEs) that could reduce the cost of green hydrogen by as much as 20% compared to the more common alkaline and PEM electrolysers, Recharge has learned. Haldor Topsoe’s automated factory is set to be the world’s first large-scale SOE plant when it becomes operational in 2023, as well as one of the planet’s biggest electrolyser manufacturing facilities.
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