US seeks applicants for nuclear and hydrogen production

The selected applicants could design and develop the heat extraction infrastructure needed for a nuclear and hydrogen industrial energy park

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) is seeking applicants for projects that support the production and consumption of nuclear energy coupled with hydrogen.

The announcement is an amendment to a funding opportunity and aims to support the development of nuclear plant thermal integration that would be required for high-temperature hydrogen production or hydrogen-coupled end uses for nuclear energy.

The selected applicants could design and develop the heat extraction infrastructure needed for a nuclear and hydrogen industrial energy park or develop hydrogen-coupled end uses for nuclear-produced hydrogen.

According to the DOE, they may support and lead to a demonstration of thermal energy extraction, distribution and control at thermal power levels of 20MW to 300MW.

The DOE Idaho Operations Office issued this amendment to the US Industry Opportunities for Advanced Nuclear Technology Development Funding Opportunity Announcement.

It also extends the application due date to 11th October 2022.