A Phoenix, Arizona-based project led by PNW Hydrogen LLC will receive $20 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to demonstrate clean hydrogen energy production from nuclear power.

The initiative is expected to advance the agency’s H2@Scale vision for clean hydrogen across multiple sectors and help meet its Hydrogen Shot goal of $1 per 1 kilogram in one decade.

Researchers will produce clean hydrogen from nuclear power at the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station in Source: DOESource: DOEPhoenix, and use six tons of stored hydrogen to generate approximately 200 MWh of electricity during times of high demand. The hydrogen may also be used to synthesize chemicals and other fuels. The project will provide insights about integrating nuclear energy with hydrogen production technologies and inform future clean hydrogen production deployments at scale.

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Other project collaborators include U.S. Idaho National Laboratory, U.S. National Energy Technology Laboratory, U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory, OxEon, Electric Power Research Institute, Arizona State University, University of California Irvine, Siemens, Xcel Energy and Energy Harbor.

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