Hydrogen is expected to play an essential role as part of sustainable and resilient pathways to net zero. There is growing momentum among CEM countries for scaling-up the production of low-carbon hydrogen within this decade from low-carbon electricity and heat sources. All low-carbon sources of power electricity and heat - from renewables and nuclear energy - will be needed. Recent projects coupling nuclear power plants with electrolysers demonstrate pathways to success.
The NEA-IFNEC side event Unlocking Large-scale Deployment of Low-carbon Hydrogen: The role of nuclear and renewable energies will be held at the Clean Energy Ministerial in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, on 23 September 2022. It will bring policy and industry leaders together to take stock of recent initiatives around the world and to discuss key policy measures that can foster integration of nuclear energy and renewables to scale up low-carbon hydrogen.
In the context of this event, NICE Future in collaboration with the NEA, published the Nuclear-Hydrogen Digest: The Role of Nuclear Energy in the Hydrogen Economy which features leading nuclear produced hydrogen initiatives from multiple stakeholders around the globe.
Moderator: Matthew Mairinger, Vice President / Business Analyst, North American Young Generation in Nuclear (NAYGN) / Ontario Power Generation