Atomic giants EDF and Rosatom push plan to sell nuclear-powered hydrogen as ‘green’. Labelling nuclear hydrogen as green is likely to cause irritation among countries without atomic power or exiting it. French and Russian state-owned nuclear energy giants EDF and Rosatom have teamed up to develop low carbon hydrogen projects in Russia and Europe in order to decarbonise mobility and industrial sectors – but their labelling of H2 produced from nuclear power as ‘green’ is likely to cause irritation elsewhere in Europe. As part of a strategic cooperation agreement signed last month, the hydrogen is slated to be produced both from nuclear power and from methane conversion linked to carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies.
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U-Battery’s advanced SMR is a cogeneration unit capable of providing off-grid capacity for energy intensive industries and remote locations that require both heat and power. Its innovative design and modularity also allow for value-added applications such as desalination and hydrogen production, make it significantly adaptable to meet broader local needs. Through the development and deployment of SMRs, which have the potential to be cost competitive with other low-cost energy production methods, the cost curve of hydrogen production could be significantly reduced. Ultimately, the culmination of hydrogen production as a value-added capability of advanced nuclear energy development would enable a direct link between nuclear and renewables.
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