Pink Hydrogen

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Nuclear energy can be used to spur ‘pink’ hydrogen generation in India by amending the respected law.

About Pink Hydrogen

  • Pink hydrogen is generated through electrolysis powered by nuclear energy.
  • It can also be referred to as purple hydrogen or red hydrogen.
  • In addition, the very high temperatures from nuclear reactors could be used in other hydrogen productions by producing steam for more efficient electrolysis or fossil gas-based steam methane reforming.
  • Nuclear power offers significant advantages for pink hydrogen production, including reducing production costs and emissions, making it a sustainable and more cost-effective alternative to conventional methods.
  • Applications: Pink hydrogen is a promising replacement for fossil fuels in the cement industry, steel industry, aviation, and heavy transportation, as it can be used as a feedstock and energy source with no greenhouse gas emissions.

What is Electrolysis?

  • It is a promising option for carbon-free hydrogen production from renewable and nuclear resources.

Electrolysis is the process of using electricity to split water into hydrogen and oxygen. This reaction takes place in a unit called an electrolyzer.

Q1: What is Nuclear fusion reaction?

It involves combining two atomic nuclei to form a single heavier one, releasing an enormous amount of energy. Such reactions do not occur at room temperature and large amounts of energy are required to create conditions conducive to generating fusion-powered energy.

Source: Clean power. Amending nuclear law to spur ‘pink’ hydrogen generation