VTT to develop SMR for district heating

VTT Technical Research Center in Finland has already begun the first phase of a project to develop a small modular reactor (SMR) for district heat production in Finland. This project also creates the opportunity to develop a new Finnish industrial sector around the SMR technology and the production of needed components for the plant. Finnish R&D in energy sector aims to phase out coal in energy production by 2029, while nuclear share in the country is already more than 30% of the domestic production.

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