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SMR lead-cooled fast reactors

Speaker: Rossella Bonetti (from Ansaldo Energia)

The UK is at the forefront of a new industrial revolution with the ambitious target to reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. The clean growth, at the heart of UK industrial strategy, is pursued through a new technology framework where nuclear will play a vital part in the energy mix providing low carbon power. The future success of the nuclear industry is ensured through adopting new construction techniques and innovative approaches to manufacturing that provide a significant cost reduction in building new reactors. Small modular reactors (SMRs) are under development as a viable proposition in supporting deployment of low carbon generation that is quicker to deploy and easier to finance. In this seminar, Rossella Bonetti will explain how Ansaldo aim to develop an SMR lead-cooled fast reactor to reach the market after 2030.


These talks are open to everyone and are sponsored by the West Midlands Branch of the IOP.

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IOP West Midlands Branch (Keele Centre)
18 Mar 2021 19:00 to 20:30
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