The Nuclear Industry Association has welcomed the announcement from the UK Government that it is awarding X-energy and Cavendish Nuclear £3.34 million from the Future Nuclear Enabling Fund to further their plans for Advanced Modular Reactors in the UK (link).

In welcoming the announcement, Tom Greatrex, Chief Executive of the Nuclear Industry Association, said:

“This funding shows the UK is committed to its advanced nuclear programme which has huge potential in decarbonising hard to abate sectors with its high temperature heat function, as well as producing clean, firm, British power for energy security and net zero.

“X-energy’s Xe-100 advanced small modular reactor is an exciting design which has the potential to play a pivotal part in the UK nuclear ramp up alongside other technologies and we look forward to seeing how it progresses.”


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