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06 December 2018
U-Battery participated in the tenth annual Canada-UK Energy Summit last month, held to expand ties between the energy sectors in both countries, which are two of U-Battery’s key development markets.
The event at Canada House in London gathered business and government leaders to discuss accelerating clean energy adoption, and included speeches from Claire Perry, Minister of State at the UK’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, and Andrew Noseworthy, Assistant Deputy Minister, Clean Technology at Canada’s Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development.
A memorandum of understanding signing ceremony also took place between the UK’s Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre and Canadian Nuclear Laboratories.
The transition to a low-carbon and resource-efficient economy is a priority for both the Canadian and UK governments, and last year both countries’ Prime Ministers committed to a partnership on clean growth to combat climate change. Comprising both government officials and representatives from the private sector, partnerships have been established to advance clean innovation and renewable energy. By creating the right conditions – through policy, regulation, and funding – both governments are working to foster new research and development and encourage investment in emerging technologies that are entering the market every day.
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
T: +44 (0)1753 660660
E: [email protected]
James Watson, Madano (UK)