UK forges ‘energy independence’ with new mini nuclear reactor funding

The grants will support the development of Rolls-Royce SMR

UK researchers invited to partner with US on nuclear energy

A share of £2.5m of funding is available for topics including molten salts, light-water reactor fuels and advanced small modular reactors

UK and Australia form partnership to drive low emission technologies

The first initiative will be a joint industry challenge to increase the competitiveness of industry, reduce emissions and support economic growth

Rolls-Royce and Fermi Energia team up for compact nuclear power stations

The study of small modular reactors will cover all aspects of deployment, including grid suitability, cooling, emergency planning, human resources, licensing feasibility, economics and supply chain

Rolls-Royce unveils plans for 16 mini-nuclear plants in the UK

Each compact nuclear power station is predicted to have a total capacity of 440MW, enough to power a city of 450,000 homes for 60 years

UK pledges £32m to test small modular nuclear reactors

They are smaller than conventional reactors and are designed so a majority of the plant can be built in a factory and transported to site for construction

UK experts back subsidies for mini nuclear power plants

A government-commissioned review suggests small modular reactors could be delivered by 2030

Rolls-Royce awards contract for small modular reactor

Rolls-Royce has awarded a contract to Nuclear AMRC for the development of a small modular reactor (SMR) demonstrator. The project will develop an understanding of modules and help underpin the early stage design principles for the manufacture, construction and operation of its SMR power plants in the UK. Rolls-Royce is leading a consortium of British […]

SMRs ‘could be essential in decarbonising UK’

Small modular reactors (SMRs) could be essential in decarbonising the UK’s energy system. That’s according to a new report by Policy Exchange, which suggests mini-nuclear units are the best way of providing the low carbon power needed to replace existing capacity and meet rising demand as new technologies like electric vehicles (EVs) come onto the […]

UK ‘could deploy new nuclear tech within next decade’

A US nuclear energy firm has laid out an ambitious plan to deploy small modular reactor  (SMR) technology in the UK within the next decade. NuScale says a multi-billion pound venture with the US could see British companies provide more than 85% of the components and research required for UK deployments in the 2020s. The […]