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Nuclear energy could produce affordable hydrogen for Europe

Nuclear energy could produce affordable hydrogen for Europe

A Foratom position paper has been released which identifies nuclear energy as a perfect solution for the generation of large quantities of low-carbon and affordable hydrogen.

The Brussels-based trade association believes that this could be key as Europe aims to transform all parts of its economy to zero-carbon emissions especially in transportation and industry.

Low-carbon nuclear power and heat can be used for the generation of decarbonised hydrogen via electrolysis with an advantage of making use of all low carbon electricity sources being two-fold.

First if all, it will ensure that there is enough hydrogen available at all times as an increasing number of sectors switch to this energy carrier. Secondly, running an electrolyser for longer periods can reduce the costs of this particular technology.

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