Nuclear Systems for Hydrogen Production: State of Art and Perspectives in Transport Sector

Authors

  • Lorenzo Castagnola University of Genova, via all’Opera Pia 15 / a, 16145 Genoa, Italy
  • Guglielmo Lomonaco University of Genova, via all’Opera Pia 15 / a, 16145 Genoa, Italy
  • Riccardo Marotta INFN, via Dodecaneso 33,16146 Genova, Italy

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.15377/2409-5818.2014.01.01.1

Keywords:

Nuclear Energy, Hydrogen Production, Scenario Analyses, High Temperature Gas Reactors.

Abstract

A technologically feasible transition towards a realistic and sustainable hydrogen economy (i.e. on large scale and without carbon dioxide emissions) could be made through the use of nuclear energy. In fact, nowadays hydrogen production methods without the employment of fossil fuel represent only a low share of the total production; but the use on large scale of hydrogen produced by “carbon-based†sources is neither environmentally nor economically meaningful.In the present paper, besides a deep evaluation of the state of art of hydrogen production methods via nuclear source, it has been proposed an energy scenario analysis (based on the hydrogen produced by the thermo-chemical Iodine-Sulfur process fed by High Temperature Gas Reactor (HTGR) included in a symbiotic nuclear fuel cycle), focused on the China region, that would meet the sustainability criteria in both the energy and environmental domains for transport sector.

Author Biographies

Lorenzo Castagnola, University of Genova, via all’Opera Pia 15 / a, 16145 Genoa, Italy

GeNERG - DIME / TEC

Guglielmo Lomonaco, University of Genova, via all’Opera Pia 15 / a, 16145 Genoa, Italy

GeNERG - DIME / TEC

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2014-09-29

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Lorenzo Castagnola, Guglielmo Lomonaco, Riccardo Marotta. Nuclear Systems for Hydrogen Production: State of Art and Perspectives in Transport Sector. Glob. J. Energ. Technol. Res. Updat. [Internet]. 2014Sep.29 [cited 2021Oct.16];1(1):4-8. Available from: https://www.avantipublishers.com/jms/index.php/gjetru/article/view/48

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