Independent study on hydrogen production shows using nuclear will cut costs and emissions

URENCO Press Release

September 27, 2021

Today, Urenco publishes the findings from an independent study that it initiated with Aurora Energy Research to investigate the benefits of deploying both nuclear and renewables in hydrogen production, to support the energy transition and meet UK climate targets.


The report, called 'Decarbonising Hydrogen in a Net Zero Economy', has been supported by the IAEA, EDF and LucidCatalyst and is available on the Urenco website.


The report follows the UK Government’s Hydrogen Strategy, published in August 2021. The Hydrogen Strategy stated that nuclear-hydrogen provides a number of options for producing clean hydrogen, but did not model the costs and competitiveness of nuclear’s contribution.


> Read more about the key findings of the study


> Read LucidCatalyst's summary Insights Report about this work