On 11 October 2023, Martin Glückler from Framatome GmbH (Covalion) provided an overview of the latest developments relating to the NPHyCo project during the 55th edition of the Power Plant Technology Congress, Kraftwerkstechnisches Kolloquium, in Dresden, Germany.
During his intervention, Martin provided an update on the various deliverables which have been produced over the last twelve months, including the Project frame of references, scenario definition, and the analysis of viable interfaces within the environment of a nuclear power plant for hydrogen generation.
On 13 & 14 September 2023, the Governing Board of the NPHyCo project met in Frankfurt, Germany. The main focus of this meeting was to go through the different Work Packages, the Deliverables already completed as well as Tasks which are currently ongoing. Time was also dedicated to discussing how to improve communications with the various partners in the consortium as well as outreach to relevant Nuclear Power Plants.
On 12 September 2023, NPHyCo participated in a webinar entitled 'Hydrogen from Nuclear Power: Technology Perspectives'. This webinar, organised by project partner nucleareurope, focused on the latest technological developments. Furthermore, it emphasised the importance of having the right political and financial support in place.
On behalf of NPHyCo, Canet Serin (Project Manager H2 Technologies & Battery Solutions, Framatome), presented some of the feasibility aspects - and challenges - relating to nuclear produced hydrogen.
For those unable to join this event, check out the event recording available from here
In May 2023, representatives from the project attended the SNETP Forum which ran from 15 until 17 May in Gothenburg, Sweden. Nuclear cogeneration (including hydrogen as well as heat and steam) featured very prominently during the forum this year. Furthermore, participants agreed that the decarbonisation targets will not be met without nuclear, and that as a result many countries, downstream users and industries are showing a keen interest in this technology. The NPHyCo project was presented via a poster exhibition.
Following on from this, NPHyCo partners attended the "Journée Hydrogène et problématiques matériaux" which took place on 1 June in Lyon, France. This event focused primarily on R&D and scientific developments. In terms of hydrogen, most of the attention was on its interaction with other materials (eg pipelines and storage). On behalf of NPHyCo, Framatome GmbH presented the project to participants.