Fourth Information Exchange Meeting on the Nuclear Production of Hydrogen

Chicago, Illinois, USA
14-16 April 2009

 

Background and purpose

The NEA Nuclear Science Committee (NSC) has previously organised three information exchange meetings to discuss scientific and strategic matters pertaining to the nuclear production of hydrogen. Earlier meetings have covered numerous issues, such as: prospects for hydrogen in future energy structures and the role of nuclear power; R&D programmes; technologies and design concepts; integrated production systems; basic and applied science. Meeting participants have reviewed progress in nuclear hydrogen technologies and expressed an interest in discussing related topics such as safety, economics and licensing issues at the fourth meeting.

In addition to papers on scientific and technical issues, the fourth meeting organisers welcome papers dealing with the following topics:

Regulatory agencies are welcome to participate and to exchange views on safety issues.

The meeting is co-organised by the Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), and the NEA Nuclear Science Committee (NSC). The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is a co-sponsor of the meeting.

Dates and venue of the meeting

The meeting is scheduled for 14-16 April 2009 in Oakbrook, Illinois, USA (near Chicago), starting on Tuesday 14 April at 8:30 AM and finishing on Thursday 16 April at 7:00 PM.

 

Preliminary Program (please click here to download pdf file (122kb))

Time

Tuesday
14 April 2009

8:30 -8:50

Registration for local and late-arrival participants
Note: Out-of town and overseas participants are recommended to register after arrival on Monday 13 April 2009 from 2:00 to 5:00 PM

8:50 -
9:10

Welcome and Opening:
John Herczeg(NEA Nuclear Science Committee), Carl Sink (DOE),
Alan Sattelberger, Theodore Krause, David Wade(ANL), Yoshiyuki Nemoto (NEA)

 

 

 

Session 1: Program Overviews

Time

Co-chair:  Yoshiyuki Nemoto (NEA); Carl Sink (DOE)

9:10 – 9:30

Carl Sink (US-DOE):

Hydrogen Production Program in the U.S.

9:30 – 9:50

Pascal Yvon, Philippe Carles and François Le Naour (CEA), France;

French research strategy to use nuclear reactors for hydrogen production

9:50 – 10:10

M. Ogawa, R. Hino, Y. Inagaki*, K. Kunitomi, K. Onuki and H. Takegami, (JAEA), Japan;

Present Status of HTGR and Hydrogen Production Development in JAEA

10:10 – 10:30

Coffee Break

10:30 – 10:50

Jonghwa Chang, Won-Jae Lee (KAERI), Korea;

Status of the Korean Nuclear Hydrogen Production Project

10:50 – 11:10

N.Ponomarev-Stepnoy, A.Stolyarevskiy (RRC-KI), N.Kodochigov* (OKBM), Russian .Federation: The concept of nuclear hydrogen based on MGR-T reactor

11:10 – 11:30

Sam Suppiah, L. Stolberg, H. Boniface, G. Tan, S. McMahon and S. York, W. Zhang (AECL), Canada: Canadian Nuclear Hydrogen R&D Program:

Development of the Medium Temperature Cu-Cl Cycle and Contributions to the High Temperature Sulfur-Iodine Cycle

11:30 – 11:50

Masao Hori (NSA), Japan :

Application of Nuclear Produced Hydrogen for Energy and Industrial Use

11:50 – 12:10

Questions concerning all papers in the session

12:10—

12:30

Panel Discussion: Program Overviews

Panelists: Chairmen, presenters, additional panelists

12:30 – 2:00

Lunch:

Luncheon talk by Linda Gaines (ANL): "Using Nuclear Power to Fuel Our Vehicles"

 

 

 

Session 2: High-Temperature Electrolysis

Time

Co-chair:  Yoshiyuki Inagaki (JAEA); J. Stephen Herring (INL)

2:00 –

2:20

J. E. O’Brien, J. S. Herring, C. M. Stoots, M. G. McKellar, E. A. Harvego,

K. G. Condie, G.K. Housley, J. J. Hartvigsen (INL), USA: Status of the INL High-Temperature Electrolysis Research Program – Experimental and Modeling

2:20 –

2:40

Julie Mougin, Georges Gousseau, Bertrand Morel, André Chatroux,

Patrick Mayoussier, Patrick Le Gallo, Pierre Baurens, François Le Naour (CEA)

 Florent Chauveau, Jean-Claude Grenier, Jean-Marc Bassat, Fabrice Mauvy (univ. of Bordeaux), France:  High temperature steam electrolysis for hydrogen production: From materials development to stack operation

2:40 –

3:00

S. Elangovan, J. Hartvigsen, F. Zhao, I. Bay, D. Larsen(Ceramatec), USA :

Materials Development for SOEC

3:00 –

3:20

Magali Reytier, Jean-Luc Sarro, Jean-françois Juliaa (CEA), France:

A Metallic Seal for High Temperature Electrolysis Stacks

3:20 –

3:40

Coffee Break

3:40 –

4:00

Vivek Inder Sharma, Bilge Yildiz (MIT), USA : Degradation Mechanisms in Solid Oxide Electrolysis Anodes: Cr Poisoning and Cation Interdiffusion

4:00 –

4:20

J. David Carter, Jennifer Mawdsley, A. Jeremy Kropf (ANL), USA :

Causes of Degradation in a Solid Oxide Electrolysis Stack

4:20 –

4:40

Charles Forsberg and Mujid Kazimi (MIT),USA:

Nuclear Hydrogen Using High-Temperature Electrolysis and Light-Water Reactors for Peak Electricity Production

4:40 – 5:00

Questions concerning all papers in the session

5:00 – 5:20

Panel Discussion: High-Temperature Electrolysis

Panelists: Chairmen, presenters and additional panelists

5:20 – 7:00

Cash-bar reception

 


 

Wednesday
15 April 2009

 

Session 3: Thermochemical Sulfur Process

Time

Co-chair: Jonghwa Chang (KAERI); Robert Buckingham (GA)

8:30 –

8:50

P. Carles, X. Vitart, P. Yvon, (CEA), France :

CEA’s assessment of the sulfur-iodine cycle for hydrogen production

8:50 –

9:10

Benjamin Russ (GA), Robert Moore (SNL), Max Helie (CEA), France:

Status of the INERI Sulfur-Iodine Integrated-Loop Experiment

9:10 – 9:30

R. Buckingham (GA), P. Lovera (CEA), P. Carles (CEA), L. Brown (GA),

J. M. Borgard (CEA), , J. Leybros(CEA), P. Yvon (CEA), USA, France:

Influence of HTR Core Inlet and Outlet Temperatures on Hydrogen Generation Efficiency using the Sulfur-Iodine Water-Splitting Cycle

9:30 – 9:50

Denis Doizi, Bruno Larousse, Vincent Dauvois, Jean Luc Roujou, Yoann Zanella, Pierre Fauvet, Philippe Carles, (CEA), France: Experimental study of the vapour-liquid equilibria of HI-I2-H2O ternary mixtures

9:50 – 10:10

Maximilian B. Gorensek, Tommy B. Edwards (SRNL), USA :

Predicting the Energy Efficiency of a Recuperative Bayonet

Decomposition Reactor for Sulfur-based Thermochemical Hydrogen Production

10:10 – 10:30

Coffee Break

10:30 – 10:50

Kikwang Bae (KIER), Korea :

Development of HI decomposition process in Korea

10:50 – 11:10

J.P. van Ravenswaay, F. van Niekerk, R.J. Kriek, E. Blom, H.C.M. Vosloo, WM.K. van Niekerk, F. van der Merwe (North-West Univ.), South Africa: South Africa’s Nuclear Hydrogen Production Development Program

11:10 – 11:30

Jean Leybros, P. Rivalier, A. Saturnin*, S. Charton (CEA), France

Integrated laboratory scale demonstration experiment of the Hybrid Sulfur Cycle and preliminary scale-up

11:30 – 11:50

William A. Summers (SRNL), USA :

Development Status of the Hybrid Sulfur Thermochemical Hydrogen Production Process

11:50 – 12:10

Questions concerning all papers in the session

12:10—12:30

Panel Discussion: Thermochemical Sulfur Process

Panelists: Chairmen, presenters and additional panelists

12:30 – 2:00

Lunch :

Luncheon talk by Jozef Misak (NRI-Rez): The European Sustainable Nuclear Energy Technology Platform : its Status and Plans, including the Role of Future Nuclear Production of Hydrogen.

 

 

 

Session 4: Thermochemical Copper Chloride, and Calcium Bromide Processes

Time

Co-chair:  Karl Verfondern (FZJ); Paul Pickard (SNL)

2:00 –

2:20

Greg Naterer (UOIT), Canada ;

Recent Canadian advances in the thermochemical copper-chlorine cycle for nuclear-based hydrogen production

2:20 –

2:40

Michele A. Lewis, Magali S. Ferrandon (ANL), David F. Tatterson (Orion Consulting Co.), USA:  An overview of R&D activities for the Cu-Cl cycle with emphasis on the hydrolysis reaction

2:40 –

3:00

Denis Doizi,  Jean Marc Borgard, Vincent Dauvois, Jean Luc Roujou, Yoann Zanella, Laurence Croize, Philippe Carles, (CEA), France :

Study of the hydrolysis reaction of the Copper Chloride hybrid thermochemical cycle using optical spectrometries

3:00 –

3:20

Coffee Break

3:20 –

3:40

Yanming Gong, Elena Chalkova, Mark V. Fedkin, Serguei N. Lvov* (Pennsylvania State Univ), USA:  Development of CuCl(aq)/HCl(aq) Electrolyzer for Hydrogen Production via Cu-Cl Thermochemical Cycle

3:40 –

4:00

J.M. Borgard, D.Doizi (CEA), France :

Energy analysis of the CuCl hybrid cycle

4:00 –

4:20

Richard D. Doctor,  Jianhong Yang, C.B. Panchal (ANL), USA :

CaBr2 hydrolysis for HBr production using a direct sparging contactor

4:20 –

4:40

Questions concerning all papers in the session

4:40 – 5:00

Panel Discussion: Thermochemical Copper Chlorine and Calcium Bromide Processes

Panelists: Chairmen, presenters and additional panelists.

5:00 – 7:00

Viewing of Poster Papers,

Poster Sessions by:

- Charles Forsberg (MIT)

- Jozef Misak (NRI Rez)

- Jonghwa Chang (KAERI)

- Thomas Salles (AREVA)

Cash-bar reception

7:00 –

8:30

Dinner:

Dinner Talk by Franck Carre  (CEA): "Changing the World with Hydrogen and Nuclear – From past Successes to shaping the Future"                             

 

 

Thursday
16 April 2009

 

Session 5; Economics and Market Analysis of Hydrogen Production and Use

Time

Co-chair: Franck Carré (CEA); Jan van Erp (ANL)

8:30 –

8:50

Ibrahim. Khamis (IAEA):

The Development of Hydrogen Economic Evaluation Programme (HEEP)

8:50 –

9:10

Dan Keuter (Entergy), USA :

Nuclear H2 Production – A Utility Perspective

9:10 – 9:30

Jérôme Gosset (AREVA), France :

Alkaline and High temperature electrolysis for nuclear Hydrogen production

9:30 – 9:50

Karl Verfondern, Werner von Lensa (FZJ), Martin Roeb (ITT), Germany

The Production of Hydrogen by Nuclear and Solar Heat

9:50 – 10:10

Paul Kruger ( Stanford Univ. ), USA :

Sustainable  Electricity Supply in the World by 2050 for Economic Growth and Automotive Fuel

10:10 – 10:30

Coffee Break

10:30 – 10:50

V. Blet, T. d’Aletto, J.C. Maguin (CEA), France:

PROHYTEC, The French industrial platform for massive hydrogen production

10:50 – 11:10

Daniel Allen (Techn. Insights), Paul Pickard (SNL), Michael Patterson (INL), Carl Sink (DOE),USA:

NHI Economic Analysis of Candidate Nuclear Hydrogen Processes

11:10 – 11:30

Audun Botterud (ANL), Bilge Yildiz (MIT), Guenter Conzelmann, Mark C. Petri (ANL):  Market Viability of Nuclear Hydrogen Technologies:

Quantifying the Value of Product Flexibility

11:30 – 11:50

Yukitaka Kato (TIT), Japan :

Possibility of Active Carbon Recycle Energy System

11:50 – 12:10

Questions concerning all papers in the session

12:10—

12:30

Panel Discussion: Economics / Market Analysis of Hydrogen Production and Use Panelists: Chairmen, presenters and additional panelists

12:30 – 2:00

Lunch:

 

 

 

Session 6: Safety Aspects of Nuclear Hydrogen Production

Time

Co-chair:  Jozef Misak (UJV); Theodore Krause (ANL)

2:00 –

2:20

William Reckley, (NRC), USA:

Nuclear Safety and Regulatory Considerations for Nuclear Hydrogen Production

2:20 –

2:40

Nicholas R. Brown, Volkan Seker, Seungmin Oh, Shripad T. Revankar,

Thomas J. Downar, Cheikhou Kane (Purdue Univ), USA :

Transient modeling of sulfur iodine cycle thermochemical hydrogen generation coupled to pebble bed modular reactor

2:40 –

3:00

Nicholas R. Brown, Shripad T. Revankar, Volkan Seker, Thomas J. Downar

(Purdue Univ), USA :

Proposed chemical plant initiated accident scenarios in a sulfur iodine cycle plant coupled to a pebble bed modular reactor

3:00 –

3:20

Hiroyuki Sato, Nariaki Sakaba, Naoki Sano, Hirofumi Ohashi, Yukio Tachibana, Kazuhiko Kunitomi (JAEA) Japan:

Conceptual design of the HTTR-IS Nuclear Hydrogen Production System; Detection of the heat transfer tube rupture in Intermediate heat exchanger

3:20 –

3:40

Alexander Mendoza-Acosta, Pamela F. Nelson and Juan-Luis Francois (UNAM), Mexico:  Use of PSA for Design of Emergency Mitigation Systems in a Hydrogen Production Plant, using General Atomics SI Cycle Technology,  Section II "Sulfuric Acid Decomposition".

3:40 –

4:00

Coffee Break

4:00 –

4:20

Satoshi Fukada, Yuki Edao ( Kyushu University ), Japan :

Heat pump cycle using hydrogen-absorbing-alloys in high temperature gas-cooled reactor for hydrogen production

4:20 –

4:40

R.B. Vilim (ANL), USA :

Heat Exchanger Temperature Response for Duty-Cycle Transients in the NGNP/HTE

4:40 – 5:00

R.B. Vilim (ANL), USA :

Alternate VHTR/THE Interface for Mitigating Tritium Transport and Structure Creep

5:00 – 5:20

Questions concerning all papers in the session

5:20 –

5:40

Panel Discussion: Safety aspects of nuclear hydrogen production

Panelists: Chairmen, presenters and additional panelists

5:40 – 6:00

Finalize Summary Statement

Discuss whether to hold future meeting and when

6:00 – 6:20

Closing: 

Theodore Krause, David Wade (ANL), Yoshiyuki Nemoto (NEA)

 

Topics

The meeting will consist of plenary sessions with invited and contributed papers, panel discussions and poster sessions. A summary session is planned at the end of the meeting. The Technical Program Committee invites papers which cover mainly scientific and technological progress, but would also consider papers that address some strategic issues related to nuclear production of hydrogen, including:

1. The role of hydrogen in future energy structures and potential market opportunities.
2. Nuclear hydrogen R&D programmes worldwide.
3. Technologies for nuclear production of hydrogen:

a) Thermo-chemical water cracking;
b) High-temperature electrolysis;
c) Nuclear-assisted steam methane reforming;
d) Basic and applied science in support of nuclear hydrogen production.

4. Concept designs and safety issues of nuclear hydrogen production systems.
5. Economic viability of the hydrogen production process.
6. Sustainability of the hydrogen production process.

Participation and submission of papers

Participants planning to present a paper should submit via the NEA website (www.oecd-nea.org/html/science/hydro/iem4/abstract.html) the title and an abstract (not exceeding 500 words) to the Secretariat of the meeting before 12 January 2009.[Closed]

Participants should fill in the preliminary registration form on the NEA website (www.oecd-nea.org/html/science/hydro/iem4/registration.html) before 31 March 2009. [Closed]

Final versions of accepted papers must be brought in electronic form (MS Word file in CD-ROM) to the meeting registration. Authors should follow the "instructions for authors" by the NEA (Please click here to download the pdf file of "instructions for authors"(136kb)).

The allocated time per paper is 20 minutes, consisting of 15 minutes for presentation plus 5 minutes for short questions of clarification. Each session will be followed by a longer period for additional questions and a panel discussion.

All correspondence regarding the meeting should be addressed to the Secretariat of the meeting:
Y. Nemoto (OECD/NEA)    (yoshiyuki.nemoto@oecd.org)
T. R. Krause (ANL) (krauset@anl.gov)

Proceedings

All presented papers will be included in the proceedings, which will be published by the NEA after the meeting. Papers not available on the meeting risk being omitted from the proceedings.

Working language

The working language of the conference will be English.

Fees

No conference registration fee will be charged.

Important dates

12 January 2009

Deadline for the submission of abstracts

23 January 2009

Notification of acceptance to authors

6 March 2009

Deadline for hotel reservation at the special rate

31 March 2009

Final preliminary registration for the meeting

13 April 2009

Start of meeting registration and submission of full papers

14 April 2009

Start of the meeting

 

 

Meeting Location and Hotel Information

The meeting will be held at the Chicago Marriott Oak Brook Hotel, located at 22nd Street in Oakbrook, Illinois 60523, USA, about 12 miles (19km) south of O’Hare Internal Airport and about 20 miles (32km) west of the downtown area of Chicago.  The hotel offers excellent meeting facilities. 

 

Attractive guest rooms at the hotel are available at a special room rate of $135.00 + tax per night (same rate for single or double occupancy).  Rooms at this rate will be held available for meeting participants by the hotel until 6 March 2009.  After that date no guarantee can be given as to availability. Cancellations of room reservations have to be received no later than two days prior to the scheduled arrival. 

 

Meeting participants are suggested to make room reservations by calling +1-800-228-9290 (from inside of the U.S.) or +1-630-573-8555 or through the internet on web-site www.marriottoakbrook.com

To obtain the special $135 room rate, please mention the NEA-Argonne Hydrogen conference by telephone, or enter the code on the web-site (please ask the meeting secretaries about the code).

 

For US-government employees there are a limited number of guest rooms at US-government rate, based upon availability. Proper US-government ID is required upon check in at the hotel. Please ask for the US- Government rate when calling the reservation line or make the reservation through the internet web-site given above.

 

The Chicago Marriott Oak Brook Hotel is located in an attractive Chicago suburb, five-minutes walking distance from a beautiful shopping mall with numerous restaurants and great shopping opportunities.  The hotel offers free use of the heated inside swimming pool as well as the well-equipped exercise room.  Internet access is available.  For additional information on local attractions please visit www.marriottoakbrook.com and click on the printable hotel fact sheet.

 

Nearby Chicago, the birthplace of nuclear energy, offers many sightseeing and cultural opportunities, including the Chicago Art Institute (with an extensive collection of impressionist paintings), the Field Museum, the Museum of Science and Industry, the Chicago Historical Museum, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.  Chicago is famous for its great architecture and its beautiful park-like lake-front, overlooking Lake Michigan and extending over tens of miles.

Chicago can be reached in 20 minutes by fast commuter train from nearby Hinsdale , or by car in 30 minutes.  Car rental is available at the hotel.

 

Local Transportation

 

For transportation from O’Hare Airport or Midway Airport , it is recommended to make advance reservations with either a limousine service or a taxi company.  The following information may be helpful.

 

(1) My Chauffeur, reservations call tel. 1-847-376-6100; on arrival call tel. 1-800-244-6200,
       www.mychauffeurchicago.com

(2) A-1 Limousine, reservations call tel. 1-630-833-3788; on arrival call tel. 1-800-354-5849,
       www.A1limousine.com

(3) American taxi, www.americantaxi.com, on arrival call tel. 1-847-255-9600

 

Note:  Taking a regular taxi at the airport is also possible but will cost considerably more because Chicago taxis charge more for trips outside the Chicago incorporated area.

 

 

Technical Programme Committee

Daniel Meneley (UOIT, Canada)
Alistair Miller (AECL, Canada)
Jingming Xu (Tsinghua Univ, China)
Philippe Carles (CEA, France)
Jérôme Gosset (AREVA, France)
Pascal Yvon (CEA, France)
Karl Verfondern (FZ-Juelich, Germany)
Ibrahim Khamis (IAEA)
Giuseppe Gherardi (ENEA, Italy)
Masao Hori (SA, Japan)
Yukitaka Kato (TIT, Japan)
Kazuhiko Kunitomi (JAEA, Japan)
Hiroyuki Ota (Toshiba, Japan)
Jonghwa Chang (KAERI, Korea)
Hee-Cheon Noh (KAIST, Korea)
Juan-Luis Francois (UNAM, Mexico)
Jan L. Kloosterman (TUD, Netherlands)
Teresa Dominguez (EA, Spain)
Warren Schenler (PSI, Switzerland)
Robert Buckingham (GA, USA)
Mel Buckner (SRS, USA)
Charles Forsberg (MIT, USA)
Steve Herring (INL, USA)
Stephen Kung (DOE, USA)
Kevin Okula (WSMS, USA)
Paul Picard (SNL, USA)
Carl Sink (DOE, USA)
William Summers (SRL, USA)
Bilge Yildiz (MIT, USA)

International Advisory Committee

Romney Duffey (AECL, Canada)
Jozef Misak (NRI-Rez, Czech Republic)
Akira Omoto (IAEA)
Shusaku Shiozawa (JAEA, Japan)
Kazuaki Matsui (IAE, Japan)
Juan Eibenschutz (CNSNS, Mexico)
Paul Kruger (Stanford Univ, USA)
Ken Schultz (GA, USA)
Finis Southworth (AREVA, USA)

Meeting Secretariat

Y. Nemoto (OECD/NEA) (yoshiyuki.nemoto@oecd.org)
T. R. Krause (ANL)(krauset@anl.gov)

Organising Committee

Ted Krause (ANL)
Yoshiyuki Nemoto (NEA)
Claes Nordborg (NEA)
Jan van Erp (ANL)
David Wade (ANL)

 

 

 

 

Related links

Third Information Exchange Meeting on Nuclear Production of Hydrogen, 5-7 October 2005, at Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Oarai, Japan

Second Information Exchange Meeting on Nuclear Production of Hydrogen, 2-3 October 2003, at Argonne National Laboratory, Illinois, USA.

First Information Exchange Meeting on Nuclear Production of Hydrogen, 2-3 October, 2000, at NEA Headquarters, Paris, France.

 

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