With the growth of nuclear energy world-wide, there has been a resurgence of interest in new reactor designs. These include a substantial number of Small Modular Reactor (SMR) concepts for a range of applications including electricity production, district heating, desalination and plutonium management.
NNL’s latest position paper introduces some of the potential SMR designs and technologies and provides an insight into the benefits and potential role of SMRs in the UK. The paper only considers land-based SMRs, although there is potential for their use in maritime propulsion.
You can download a copy of this, and our other position papers, from: