Hydrogen produced at nuclear plants is regarded as clean yet is regarded as a different colour variant – pink hydrogen.

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Producing pink hydrogen at the nuclear site in vast quantities will support the growth of the hydrogen market and decarbonisation efforts in Canada.

Bruce has said that nuclear energy is the backbone of Ontario’s energy sector holding 30% of the total clean electricity grid and thus holds significant [potential in producing large quantities of hydrogen for the market.

Richard Horrobin, -President of Business Development and Energy Innovation at Bruce Power, said, “Hydrogen is an ideal complementary technology to nuclear.

“Our Clean Energy Frontier region of Bruce, Grey and Huron counties, which is rich in clean energy infrastructure and expertise, is uniquely positioned to drive opportunities for potential hydrogen partnerships and projects, leveraging the advantages of nuclear, to achieve a net zero future.”

Nuclear energy plants could help accelerate hydrogen adoption with reduced costs

With the breakthrough of hydrogen technology in various decarbonisation strategies across the world, nuclear reactors could be given a new lease of life by providing almost perfect conditions to produce green hydrogen on a massive scale.

It is not often you find two products that, ethically, are at opposite ends of the spectrum but complement each other so significantly. The reputational facelift that nuclear power has needed since it was first introduced in the last century could be realised with the introduction of technologies that utilise by-products of nuclear power to generate alternative fuel sources such as hydrogen.

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