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What are the fuel equivalents to produce one quad of energy?

Find out the fuel equivalents to produce one quad of energy.

In nuclear fuels, one quad is equivalent to 2,500 tons of U3O8 if only U235 is used. [©Jupiter Images, 2010]
©Jupiter Images, 2010
In nuclear fuels, one quad is equivalent to 2,500 tons of U3O8 if only U235 is used.

The fuel equivalents to produce one quad of energy are as follows:

One quad (meaning one quadrillion) is equivalent to:

1 1015 BTU

252 1015 calories or 252 1012 K calories.


In fossil fuels, one quad is equivalent to:

180 million gallons of crude oil

0.98 trillion cubic feet of natural gas

37.88 million tons of anthracite coal

38.46 million tons of bituminous coal

In nuclear fuels, one quad is equivalent to 2,500 tons of U3O8 if only U235 is used. In electrical output, one quad is equivalent to 2.93 1011 kilowatt-hours electric.

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