Founded the Nuclear Hydrogen Initiative
The world will need lots of hydrogen and related ammonia fuels to decarbonize hard-to-electrify sectors like global marine shipping, long-haul trucking, and ironmaking. Where will it all come from? Renewable energy like wind and solar can provide some of it, but the seasonal availability of these sources, and their land use requirements, suggest we may need other options. In addition to “blue” hydrogen from decarbonized natural gas, nuclear energy could provide low-cost zero-carbon hydrogen and ammonia, and is already doing so at demonstration scale. In 2020, CATF brought together 25 large global industrial hydrogen consumers, NGOs, hydrogen companies, and nuclear energy vendors to form the Nuclear Hydrogen Initiative to develop the market and finance strategies, technology alliances, and policies to advance this critical technology.