BEIS is providing up to £2.5 million in innovation funding to support the development and demonstration of High Temperature Gas Reactor (HTGR) technology in the UK.

BEIS has launched Phase A of the AMR Research, Development & Demonstration (RD&D) programme. The programme aims to develop and demonstrate HTGR technology in order to have the option for commercial HTGRs to potentially support the Net Zero target by 2050 and to develop UK owned IP.

Phase A or Pre-Front End Engineering Design (Pre-FEED) will aim to understand the potential size, type, cost, and delivery method for a HTGR demonstration by allowing industry to propose solutions against the overarching Programme objectives through a feasibility or Pre-FEED study output.

Phase A consists of two Lots, both with a duration of 6 months, each with a specific research focus:

  • Lot 1: Reactor Demonstration (up to 4 Pre-FEED studies awarded) for projects developing reactor technologies, with up to £500k available for each project.
  • Lot 2: Fuel Demonstration (up to 2 Pre-FEED studies awarded) for projects developing Coated Particle Fuel (CPF) for HTGR technologies, with up to £250,000 available for each project.

If you have any questions on Phase A please submit them through this Q&A Form by14:00 2nd May 2022. Questions submitted after this date may not be answered.

The deadline for competition registration is 14:00 16th May 2022. However, please register as soon as possible to receive relevant competition updates.

Submit the Phase A online application form with any supporting information by 14:00 1st June 2022. BEIS will not accept any applications which are not submitted via the online application form or are submitted after the deadline.

BEIS will host an in-person briefing event for the opportunity to ask further questions and network in the coming weeks. Please register your interest here.