UK to develop next generation of nuclear energy technology

14/07/2020 08:51 Nuclear


The UK Government has announced £40m in funding to develop the next generation of nuclear energy technology and unlock several green jobs.

With this new initiative, the government anticipates that it would create new employment opportunities in the fields of research and development (R&D) and manufacturing in the country.


UK Minister for Business and Industry Nadhim Zahawi said: “Advanced modular reactors are the next step in nuclear energy and have the potential to be a crucial part of tackling carbon emissions and climate change.


“Today’s investment will immediately create new jobs in Oxfordshire, Cheshire and Lancashire. But through this vital research, the technology could also create thousands of more green-collar jobs for decades to come.”

A certain portion of the funding will support three Advanced Modular Reactor (AMR) projects, which are said to be smaller in size than traditional nuclear plants.


They have been designed to use the heat generated in nuclear reactions to produce low-carbon electricity.


Due to their smaller design, they can be used in remote locations to power anything from small villages to a medium-sized city.

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