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Members of the global nuclear power industry gathered in London for the World Nuclear Association’s Annual Symposium on September 12-14. This year’s conference theme--”Back to Business”--reflected the industry’s position more than a year after the Fukushima crisis in Japan and focused on regaining public confidence, the long-term outlook, and challenges for nuclear programs around the world.
The following is a feature article published in the June 2012 edition of The Nuclear Review
Jun 30, 2012 - Possibilities for a Nuclear-Driven Hydrogen Economy
If produced using renewables, hydrogen is an attractive and abundant alternative energy source that can simultaneously alleviate dependence on foreign oil while reducing greenhouse gases.
Nuclear-produced electricity for hydrogen production has the distinct environmental advantage of creating a localized source of pollution; no longer would vehicles or homes be a source of greenhouse gases. Rather, the nuclear plant itself would be the sole source of material waste. In fact, unlike coal, a nuclear-powered hydrogen economy would represent a greenhouse gas-free energy supply chain.
TradeTech participated as an exhibitor during the World Nuclear Association's 36th Annual Symposium in London on September 14-16. More than 650 industry professionals from various segments of the international nuclear fuel market came together for this annual event to discuss the long-term future of nuclear power in the global energy mix.