Canadian stakeholders show widespread support for U-Battery
The Governments of Canada and the Province of Ontario have shown further support for exploring the potential for the development and deployment of small modular reactors (SMRs) in Canada, and how U-Battery’s technology can advance the SMR landscape.
U-Battery General Manager Steve Threlfall recently attended several government and industry meetings both in Toronto and Ottawa, as well as the annual Canadian Nuclear Association (CNA)conference, CNA2019. Steve was joined by Chris White and Sean Donnelly from U-Battery’s consortium members, Urenco and Kinectrics.
Among the supporters was Northwest Territories’ Member of Parliament, Michael McLeod, who is keen to find an alternative solution to diesel-based power generation for his region to help address energy security.
Both levels of government were interested in learning more about fuel cycle, engineering design and licensing, first-of-a-kind deployment, long-term supply chain development, job creation, wide-scale deployment and export opportunities.
“It is encouraging to see this type of interest and widespread support in a market that is considered to be one of the world’s promising domestic regions for SMRs” said Steve.
U-Battery milestones reached in the UK and Canada