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Title: High Temperature Gas-Cooled Reactor Projected Markets and Preliminary Economics

Abstract

This paper summarizes the potential market for process heat produced by a high temperature gas-cooled reactor (HTGR), the environmental benefits reduced CO2 emissions will have on these markets, and the typical economics of projects using these applications. It gives examples of HTGR technological applications to industrial processes in the typical co-generation supply of process heat and electricity, the conversion of coal to transportation fuels and chemical process feedstock, and the production of ammonia as a feedstock for the production of ammonia derivatives, including fertilizer. It also demonstrates how uncertainties in capital costs and financial factors affect the economics of HTGR technology by analyzing the use of HTGR technology in the application of HTGR and high temperature steam electrolysis processes to produce hydrogen.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Laboratory (INL)
Sponsoring Org.:
DOE - NE
OSTI Identifier:
1031697
Report Number(s):
INL/EXT-10-19037
TRN: US1200208
DOE Contract Number:  
DE-AC07-05ID14517
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; 01 COAL, LIGNITE, AND PEAT; 08 HYDROGEN; 42 ENGINEERING; AMMONIA; AVAILABILITY; CAPITALIZED COST; COAL; COGENERATION; ECONOMICS; ELECTRICITY; ELECTROLYSIS; GAS COOLED REACTORS; HYDROGEN; MARKET; PROCESS HEAT; PRODUCTION; STEAM; HTGR TYPE REACTORS; NEAC; Next Generation Nuclear Plant Project; NGNP; Nuclear Energy Advisory Committee

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Larry Demick. High Temperature Gas-Cooled Reactor Projected Markets and Preliminary Economics. United States: N. p., 2011. Web. doi:10.2172/1031697.
Larry Demick. High Temperature Gas-Cooled Reactor Projected Markets and Preliminary Economics. United States. doi:10.2172/1031697.
Larry Demick. Mon . "High Temperature Gas-Cooled Reactor Projected Markets and Preliminary Economics". United States. doi:10.2172/1031697. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1031697.
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abstractNote = {This paper summarizes the potential market for process heat produced by a high temperature gas-cooled reactor (HTGR), the environmental benefits reduced CO2 emissions will have on these markets, and the typical economics of projects using these applications. It gives examples of HTGR technological applications to industrial processes in the typical co-generation supply of process heat and electricity, the conversion of coal to transportation fuels and chemical process feedstock, and the production of ammonia as a feedstock for the production of ammonia derivatives, including fertilizer. It also demonstrates how uncertainties in capital costs and financial factors affect the economics of HTGR technology by analyzing the use of HTGR technology in the application of HTGR and high temperature steam electrolysis processes to produce hydrogen.},
doi = {10.2172/1031697},
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place = {United States},
year = {2011},
month = {8}
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