Terrestrial Energy USA, a leading developer of Generation IV fission technology, has joined the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association (FCHEA), the national industry association for the fast-growing fuel cell and hydrogen sectors.
FCHEA and Terrestrial Energy agree that hydrogen has great potential as a clean energy source for industrial and other uses that can help decarbonise our economy.
Based in Washington, FCHEA represents some 80 companies and organisations in the hydrogen and fuel cell sector, advancing innovative, clean, safe, and reliable energy technologies. There is increased focus on using hydrogen as a replacement for fossil fuels in industrial applications, such as producing low-carbon steel, cement, or ammonia for fertiliser or fuels.
“As the landscape of low- and zero-carbon hydrogen production and utilisation continues to expand in the U.S. and around the world, the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association is growing as well, welcoming innovative new members such as Terrestrial Energy,” says Frank Wolak, FCHEA President and CEO. “We are excited to work with the team at Terrestrial Energy to ensure clean hydrogen produced from nuclear has a role in the nation’s decarbonisation efforts.”
Terrestrial Energy is developing a Generation IV nuclear cogeneration plant that generates the necessary high-temperature thermal power for a wide range of industrial applications, including green hydrogen production, as well as generating electricity. Its Integral Molten Salt Reactor (IMSR) uses demonstrated proven fission technology in an innovative small modular reactor (SMR) plant design to produce sustainable, carbon-free energy that is a cost-competitive alternative to burning fossil fuels.
“The transformative commercial value of Generation IV fission technology is captured by our IMSR cogeneration plant, which produces price-stable, carbon-free thermal energy for green hydrogen generation at industrial scale. We look forward to working with FCHEA and their membership to advance innovative, clean energy solutions, helping build a sustainable, prosperous future. Green hydrogen has tremendous potential for replacing fossil fuels in difficult-to-decarbonise sectors, and Generation IV SMRs uniquely offer a reliable, economical way to produce it at the immense scale needed,” said Simon Irish, CEO of Terrestrial Energy.