UK To Explore The Potential Of High Temperature Gas Reactors (HTGRs)

The UK’s plan to have the latest nuclear technology up and running within the next decade has moved a step closer with publication of a call for evidence which sets out the government’s suggested approach to building the first advanced small modular reactor demonstrator.

The government said it will specifically explore high temperature gas reactors (HTGRs) as the most promising model for the demonstration programme, which ministers are investing £170m into delivering by the early 2030s.

The proposed HTGR plants are smaller than conventional nuclear power stations, more flexible, and could be built at a fraction of a cost, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy said.

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