11 Jul '17, 1pm

Nuclear to Coal to Hydrogen: Sheldon Station Blazes a Trail

Nuclear to Coal to Hydrogen: Sheldon Station Blazes a Trail

You’d have to be pretty lost on a road trip through the southeastern part of the Cornhusker state to run across Nebraska Public Power District’s (NPPD’s ) Sheldon power plant. And that would be too bad, because Sheldon may deserve at least a mention in the annals of industrial history. If so, then it’s on track to add to that citation. The plant was first built between 1958 and 1963 as an experimental nuclear power plant for the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission. That equipment is long gone. In its place is a two-unit coal-fired power plant that for a time tried (without much luck) to use old tires as fuel. It burned Eastern U.S. coal and today takes delivery of trainloads of low-sulfur coal from Wyoming’s Powder River Basin. Sheldon Station is on track to become the largest hydrogen-fueled power plant in the U.S. That’s set to change as NPPD engineers advance plans to convert...

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