UK U-Battery supply chain event invitation
23 November 2020
Tuesday 8 December, 1-3pm.
Climate change is one of the greatest challenges faced by society, and the need to deliver Net Zero by 2050 requires urgent action. As the world looks ahead to how we can solve this, there is a growing recognition that nuclear has a critical role to play in solving this challenge.
There is an exciting role for new nuclear technologies and innovations. Advanced designs and modular reactors present a major opportunity – both to tackle climate change by providing low carbon energy, and to create new economic opportunities for the UK nuclear supply chain and wider nuclear sector.
We would like to invite you to participate in a webinar event which will look at the opportunity presented by small and advanced modular reactor designs to the nuclear supply chain, especially by those using ‘off the shelf’ modular manufacturing approaches.
This event is hosted by U-Battery Ltd., in partnership with the Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (NAMRC) and is a chance to understand what future partnership opportunities are presented by U-Battery’s development of its reactor. U-Battery is keen to develop relationships with a wide array of businesses and to brief the sector on its progress and timeframes for production of its technology.
The event will take place virtually on Tuesday 8 December, 1-3pm.
What will happen on the day?
The webinar will feature a series of presentations from leading voices on nuclear and the opportunities that advanced and small modular reactors present, and how this can be capitalised on.
Confirmed speakers include:
- Steve Threlfall, General Manager, U-Battery
- Tim Stone, Chair, NIA UK
- Andrew Storer, Chief Executive Officer of the NAMRC
- Kirsty Gogan, Co-Founder of Energy for Humanity
- Craig Lester, Deputy Director – Advanced Nuclear Innovation, BEIS
- Fiona Reilly, FiRe Energy; Chair of the Expert Finance Working Group on Small Reactors
To register for the event, please follow this link to WebEx, where you will need to register before receiving an email that will provide a diary invitation and enable your accessing the event on the 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 Jacobs, Kinectrics and Laing O’Rourke and has received funding from the UK Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy's Energy Innovation Portfolio.