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Nuclear plants could be the ‘perfect component’ for green hydrogen production

Nuclear plants could be the ‘perfect component’ for green hydrogen production

Clean energy technology company AES-100 is investigating whether hydrogen production could, under the right conditions, offer a solution for US and European nuclear reactors to retire early and help new reactors run to high efficiencies.

Read more: Xcel Energy and Idaho National Laboratory to use nuclear energy for hydrogen production

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In the current climate, nuclear power plants find it difficult to compete with cheaper natural gas and renewable energy generation meaning that many are forced to retire early with no short-term way of destroying nuclear reactors.

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