Polish Nuclear Research Centre Signs Agreement To Implement HTGR Project
The Polish Centre for Nuclear Research (NCBJ) has signed a contract with the Ministry of Education paving the way for a three-year programme to help the development of high-temperature gas-cooled reactor (HTGR) technology in the country.
Under the agreement, NCBJ will receive about €13.3m from the government over three years for the development of a basic design of an HTGR device, with “an initial level of detail.”
A previous NCBJ report said HTGR deployment could reduce CO2 emissions by replacing coal-fired boilers and pave the way for potential HTGR exports by Poland’s nuclear industry.
Poland expects HTGRs to help decarbonise the non-power sectors of its industry by providing heat for large industrial consumers like those in the chemicals sector.