The UK government has launched a £3.3 million fund to support innovative nuclear technology projects.
Nearly £2.5 million in funding is expected to go to six projects developing Advanced Modular Reactors (AMRs) – these reactors will use novel fuels, coolants and systems to generate heat and electricity for industrial use.
Among the projects being backed by the UK government is also one coordinated by a UK-Japan team which will design an innovative High Temperature Gas Reactor.
Energy Minister Greg Hands said: “This investment will help unlock the potential for new nuclear reactors in the UK, as we drive forward plans to boost clean, cutting-edge, homegrown technologies for our energy security, while driving down bills in the long term.”
Yesterday, Boris Johnson gave the green light to new government funding for the Sizewell C nuclear power station.