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Title: INTEGRATION OF HIGH TEMPERATURE GAS REACTORS WITH IN SITU OIL SHALE RETORTING

This paper evaluates the integration of a high-temperature gas-cooled reactor (HTGR) to an in situ oil shale retort operation producing 7950 m3/D (50,000 bbl/day). The large amount of heat required to pyrolyze the oil shale and produce oil would typically be provided by combustion of fossil fuels, but can also be delivered by an HTGR. Two cases were considered: a base case which includes no nuclear integration, and an HTGR-integrated case.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1017897
Report Number(s):
INL/CON-11-22095
TRN: US1103298
DOE Contract Number:
DE-AC07-05ID14517
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 15th International Conference on Emerging Nuclear Energy Systems (ICENES),San Francisco, California,05/15/2011,05/19/2011
Research Org:
Idaho National Laboratory (INL)
Sponsoring Org:
DOE - NE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; COMBUSTION; FOSSIL FUELS; GAS COOLED REACTORS; NUCLEAR ENERGY; OIL SHALES; RETORTING Next Generation Nuclear Plant Project; NGNP