SMALL MODULAR REACTORS FOR THE PRODUCTION OF HYDROGEN FUEL AT REMOTE SITES
36th Annual CNS Conference - 2016 June 19-22


Presented at:
36th Annual CNS Conference
2016 June 19-22
Location:
Toronto, Canada
Session Title:
Session W2B: Nuclear Applications 2

Authors:
E. Konarek (Hatch Ltd.)
J. Eastick (Hatch Ltd.)
B. Gihm (Hatch Ltd.)
J. Sarvinis (Hatch Ltd.)
  

Abstract

Diesel fuel is commonly used at remote (off grid) sites as both a fuel for vehicles, as well as a consumable for power generation. The major disadvantage of diesel usage is the high cost to transport the fuel to these areas. In this paper hydrogen is proposed as an alternative fuel for remote areas. Hydrogen when consumed in a fuel cell can be used to provide electrical power to a vehicle as well as to an electrical grid. The study will quantify the effect that various variables have on the cost of using hydrogen as a fuel. The results will discuss both the feasibility of hydrogen as a fuel today, as well as the metrics that would be required for its use to be economically feasible with future technology and practices.

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