Topsoe cooperates with ULC-ENERGY and Rolls-Royce SMR on Nuclear Hydrogen Production
- Initially, the parties are looking at a conceptual study to demonstrate synergies between SMR and SOEC.
Topsoe, a global leader in carbon emission reduction technologies, ULC-Energy, a , and Rolls-Royce SMR, which delivers nuclear Small Modular Reactor (SMR) solutions, announce the signing of an MOI to investigate the production of hydrogen based on SOEC technology and electricity and heat from an SMR nuclear power plant.
Small modular reactors (SMR’s) are advanced nuclear reactors that have a power capacity of up to 300 MW(e) per unit, which is about one-third of the generating capacity of traditional nuclear power reactors. SMR’s, which can produce a large amount of low-carbon electricity, are: 1) Small in size – physically a fraction of the size of a conventional nuclear power reactor; 2) Modular, which makes it possible for systems and components to be factory-assembled and transported as a unit to a location for installation; 3) Reactors harnessing nuclear fission to generate heat to produce energy.
Topsoe’s SOEC electrolysis technology is a modular design that leverages high-temperature electrolysis – a tested and proven process that enables industrial-scale production of hydrogen using renewable electricity. Due to the nature of the high-temperature electrolysis, Topsoe’s SOEC technology produces more hydrogen per total power input when compared to conventional electrolyzer technologies.
Additionally, when coupled with waste heat-producing technologies (such as those used in ammonia, methanol, or steel production), SOEC allows for the lowest levelized hydrogen cost with the highest level of energy efficiency per megawatt volume, no matter the industry.
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