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.

Read more on NucNet and on Polish Centre for Nuclear Research Press Release.