John Kutsch, Terrestrial USA, USA
15th Annual NH3 Fuel Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, October 31, 2018
NH3 Energy+ Topical Conference at the AIChE Annual Meeting
Demands for safe secure supplies of potable water across the planet are increasing faster than can be provided by natural, ever depleting sources of fresh water. At the same time, world demand for electric power is also accelerating. Making H2 from Natural Gas is not an optimal or efficient process that is also un-economic at higher gas costs. An Integral Molten Salt Reactor (IMSR) is uniquely suited to provide the very high temperatures (585 °C+ working temps.) that are needed to both generate significant amounts of Hydrogen, Oxygen (a feed for industrial oxygen uses) and Electricity needed for advanced economies and industry.
Terrestrial Energy USA, Savanna River National Lab, Sandia National Lab, Idaho National Laboratory, and Southern Company are working to show that this new generation of IMSR would be the only effective system to create an H2 supply utilizing the HyS system to produce Hydrogen. The Hybrid Sulfur (HyS) Hydrogen Generation process has the potential to produce hydrogen gas using both thermal and electrical energy at a cost of <$2/kg. Continue reading