U-Battery presents at high profile future energy debates
09 December 2019
The role of U-Battery in a low-carbon future energy mix was presented by General Manager, Steve Threlfall, at two events focussed on the UK and Canadian markets.
The Energy Forum Breakfast Panel: Small Nuclear Reactors & the Fight Against Climate Change; and the Canada-UK Energy Summit, organised by The Energy Roundtable, were both held in London last month.
The Energy Forum Breakfast Panel focussed on how small nuclear can help meet net zero carbon emissions ambitions, the application of such reactors on and off the grid, recent developments and the role of regulators in making further progress.
The Canada-UK Energy Summit involved a broad discussion on climate change and clean energy innovation - including nuclear - being advanced by the UK and Canadian Governments alongside the private sector.
Steve said: “U-Battery has a dual-track approach of initially focussing on both the UK and Canadian markets, where it can make a strong contribution to climate change goals through providing low-carbon, off-grid power for heavy industry and remote communities in particular.
“These events attracted a wide range of stakeholders from industry, government, regulation, research, investment and legal sectors and served to further the thinking on new nuclear technologies towards making further tangible progress in the next few years.”
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 Jacobs, Kinectrics and Laing O’Rourke and has received funding from the UK Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy's Energy Innovation Portfolio.