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US government funds Arizona nuclear hydrogen project

Demonstration project at America’s biggest nuclear plant includes storage of hydrogen for use in power generation, chemicals and fuels

The US Department of Energy (DOE) is backing a project to produce clean hydrogen at the US’ largest nuclear power plant at Palo Verde in Phoenix, Arizona with a $20mn funding package. The demonstration project, led by developer PNW Hydrogen, will receive $12mn from the DOE’s Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office and $8mn from its Office of Nuclear Energy. “Developing and deploying clean hydrogen can be a crucial part of the path to achieving a net-zero carbon future and combatting climate change,” says Deputy Secretary of Energy David Turk. “Using nuclear power to create hydrogen energy is an illustration of DOE’s commitment to funding a full range of innovative pathways to create aff



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