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Successful second U-Battery UK Supplier Day

15 December 2020

U-Battery was delighted to co-host with the Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (NAMRC) around 180 suppliers at our second UK Supplier Day on Tuesday 8 December.

The event came at the end of an exciting year for U-Battery after receiving funding for Phase 2 of the UK Government’s Advanced Modular Reactor (AMR) competition and the potential for further development of AMRs in the recently announced Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution and Energy White Paper.

Alongside U-Battery’s speakers – General Manager Steve Threlfall and Principal Engineer John Eldridge - the webinar featured an array of nuclear and energy leaders:

  • Tim Stone, Chair, NIA UK
  • Andrew Storer, Chief Executive Officer of the NAMRC
  • Kirsty Gogan, Managing Director of LucidCatalyst
  • Craig Lester, Deputy Director – Advanced Nuclear Innovation, BEIS
  • Fiona Reilly, FiRe Energy; Chair of the Expert Finance Working Group on Small Reactors

Steve said: “The high level of engagement showed that there is an increasing recognition of the need for nuclear to achieve a net zero energy transition and that advanced technologies have a key role within this.

“Our suppliers will be of critical importance to us in realising our next stages of development and building a first-of-a-kind reactor. It was very positive to see the enthusiasm around the project, which we will be progressing apace in 2021.”

Listen to the webinar in full:

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About U-Battery

U-Battery is an advanced/small modular reactor, capable of providing a low-carbon, cost-effective, locally embedded and reliable source of power and heat for energy intensive industry and remote locations. It is being developed by Urenco in collaboration with a number of supporting organisations and has received funding from the UK Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy's Energy Innovation Portfolio.

Rebecca Astles, Urenco

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E: enquiries@u-battery.com

Evan Byrne, Madano (UK)

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E: evan.byrne@madano.com

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