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Electrolysis – Hydrogen

Idaho National Laboratory

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Technology Marketing Summary

INL has invented a process that leverages nuclear technology in combination with various carbon sources to produce synthetic gases for refinement into synthetic transportation fuels/chemicals. Using solid-state electrolysis, water is decomposed to hydrogen and oxygen in one process, while carbon dioxide is decomposed to carbon monoxide and oxygen in another. From these products some of the hydrogen is combined with oxygen to form water, while more hydrogen reacts with carbon monoxide to produce synthetic gas components for synthetic fuels production.

Description

Nuclear power provides a portion of the energy to convert water and carbon dioxide to the synthetic gas components of hydrogen and carbon monoxide. The process can be combined with a variety of energy and carbon sources to produce synthetic gas components.

Benefits

-        Offers alternate method for cleaner, more efficient energy production,

-        Leverages available waste and potential pollutants for transportation fuels, and

-        Produces other products for use in other processes, e.g. hydrogen, carbon dioxide, and oxygen.

Applications and IndustriesElectrolysis, hydrogen, synthetic gas, energy, electrical currentTechnology Status
Technology IDDevelopment StageAvailabilityPublishedLast Updated
7,951,283DevelopmentAvailable08/31/201208/31/2012

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To: Ryan Bills<Ryan.Bills@inl.gov>