The NIA were joined by MoltexFLEX to introduce the team and get a 'behind the scenes' look at their scientific development work

Last week the NIA were joined by UK-based SMR developer MoltexFLEX to meet the team and get a ‘behind the scenes’ look at their scientific development work, and what they’re doing to make molten salt reactors and grid-level storage a reality.

MoltexFLEX, a subsidiary of Moltex Energy Ltd, was launched in the UK last October to develop the FLEX reactor – a revolutionary small modular design that employs molten salt as a fuel and coolant. The company is also developing the GridReserve® thermal energy storage system, which will give the 40MWth/16MWe FLEX reactor the ability to rapidly respond to changes in demand and therefore provide reliable, grid-scale back-up for renewables such as wind and solar power. With plans to build a first-of-a-kind reactor by 2029 and roll out production worldwide throughout the 2030s, this innovative British technology is a potential game-changer in terms of bringing low-cost, carbon-free electrical and thermal energy to the world.

Miss the live seminar last week? Don’t worry, we have recorded the session and it is available to view online.