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

The grants will support the development of Rolls-Royce SMR

Industry responds to Net Zero Strategy

A “key step forward” or a “huge letdown” – what does the industry think?

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

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

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 […]

Nuclear tech firm raises £4.8m for reactor project

A Canadian nuclear technology company has raised CAD$10 million (£4.8m) for a project. Terrestrial Energy aims to bring its Integral Molten Salt Reactor (IMSR) technology to industrial markets in the 2020s. MSRs are nuclear reactors that use a fluid fuel in the form of a molten fluoride or chloride salt, different to conventional nuclear systems […]

Mini-nuclear reactors mulled by UK ministers

Mini-nuclear reactors are being looked at as a cheap nuclear energy option for the UK. Experts are due to report to the Government over the summer about Small Modular Reactors (SMRs), Energy Minister Michael Fallon said in a statement to the Commons. The National Nuclear Laboratory is leading research into the “potential high value commercial […]