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U-Battery presents at NAYGN’s Future of SMRs Panel

16 March 2021

U-Battery was pleased to attend last week’s Future of SMRs Panel put together by North American Young Generation in Nuclear’s (NAYGN) McMaster Chapter during McMaster Energy Week 2021.

The event brought together nuclear developers, regulators, utilities, and government officials to explore how nuclear energy and SMRs can play a central role in Canada’s sustainable energy transformation.

Our Canadian team lead and Director of Innovation at Kinectrics, Sean Donnelly, was a panel participant, during which he spoke to important aspects of Canada’s energy transformation including the role that regulatory bodies have to play to advance the development and eventual deployment of SMRs.

For northern and remote communities as well as off-grid industry operations, the cost of power generation for U-Battery’s advanced SMR has the potential to be economically competitive against the incumbent fossil fuel generation. The U-Battery SMR could improve the competitiveness of Canadian mining operations in remote areas like Ontario’s Ring of Fire and other parks of Northern Canada, by accelerating their transition away from diesel.

U-Battery believes that its advanced SMR can directly contribute toward Canada’s energy transformation and advance its net-zero targets, while enabling energy security, energy equity and environmental sustainability.


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: [email protected]

James Watson, Madano (UK)

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