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DOE Announces $.4 Million for Industry-Laboratory Teams to Study Using Nuclear Energy for Clean Hydrogen

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Posted by lkgeo1 on August 14, 2006, 9:02 pm

DOE Announces $.4 Million for Industry-Laboratory Teams to Study Using
Nuclear Energy for Clean Hydrogen

Publication Date:14-Aug-2006
01:00 PM US Eastern Timezone

Projects Led by Electric Transportation Applications and GE Global
Research WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today
announced that it intends to fund approximately $.4 million (subject
to negotiation) for two projects to partner with industry to study the
economic feasibility of producing hydrogen at existing commercial
nuclear power plants.  Teams selected by DOE for funding will be
headed by Electric Transportation Applications and GE Global
Research.  Both teams include DOE national laboratories and nuclear
utility companies as partners.

"Hydrogen is important to our economy today and will be even more
important in the future as a potential clean, renewable carrier of
energy, particularly in the transportation area," DOE Assistant
Secretary for Nuclear Energy Dennis Spurgeon said.  "Finding
efficient ways to produce hydrogen by using emissions-free nuclear
power has long been an important part of President Bush's energy

Electric Transportation Applications plans to perform a study looking
at the economics of producing hydrogen at existing nuclear power plants
using commercially available production technology.  ETA will partner
with DOE's Idaho National Laboratory and Arizona Public Service.

GE Global Research proposes a feasibility study of hydrogen production
using alkaline electrolysis powered by existing nuclear power plants.
Their proposal is based on the low-cost alkaline electrolyzer
technology developed by GE, in part under DOE's Hydrogen Program.
Partners for this project include DOE's National Renewable Energy Lab
and the Entergy Corporation.

"Both of these proposals involve very strong project teams, with a
lot of experience in both the nuclear energy and hydrogen production
areas," Assistant Secretary Spurgeon said.  "I believe the results
of their studies will bring a good deal of new information to the
question of how to use nuclear energy to efficiently produce hydrogen
in this country."

These studies support President Bush's Advanced Energy and Hydrogen
Fuel Initiatives, as well as the Energy Policy Act of 2005, the first
piece of comprehensive energy legislation in over a decade.  Funding
for these studies is provided by the DOE Office of Nuclear Energy's
Nuclear Hydrogen Initiative, with industry sharing a minimum of 20
percent of the cost.

Posted by Anthony Matonak on August 15, 2006, 2:01 am

lkgeo1 wrote:

How does this have anything to do with homepower?
Are you seriously suggesting that we have nuclear
reactors in our homes?


Posted by Vaughn Simon on August 15, 2006, 10:01 am

     Actually, he/she/it is a low-life spammer who is apparently desperate to
dump some hydrogen stock.


Posted by Jim on August 15, 2006, 10:26 am

THey used to carry reactor variants on spacecrat, it's
not far fetched and will one day be a reality.


On Mon, 14 Aug 2006 19:01:42 -0700, Anthony Matonak

Posted by You on August 15, 2006, 7:30 pm

Yea, UNMANNED spacecraft......There is a reason for that you know.....

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