Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station is moving ahead with a pilot hydrogen production project that’s slated to launch in 2023.
Energy Harbor and the Department of Energy (DOE) have entered into final agreements to continue the development of a zero-carbon hydrogen production demonstration project, in collaboration with Idaho National Laboratory (INL), Xcel Energy, and Arizona Public Service.
The DOE funded pilot project will demonstrate the technical feasibility and economic viability of a hybrid hydrogen production system in order to facilitate large scale commercialization. Energy Harbor’s Davis-Besse Power Station will provide the carbon-free nuclear power to a hydrogen production unit that will utilize Low Temperature Electrolysis (LTE) using Polymer Electrolyte Membrane (PEM) technology to produce 100 percent carbon-free hydrogen.
Energy Harbor’s Executive Vice President and Chief Nuclear Officer, David Hamilton said, “We are committed to working alongside the DOE and INL to demonstrate nuclear’s ability to provide clean, carbon-free hydrogen to the manufacturing and transportation sectors. Zero-carbon hydrogen is an important component of the energy transition currently underway.”