Exciting progress for small reactors in Canada

This Spring, Canada hosted the 10th Clean Energy Ministerial in Vancouver where for the first time nuclear was recognised as an integral form of clean energy needed to address the climate crisis.

This coincided with a gathering of next generation Small Modular Reactor (SMR) design vendors, who see enormous opportunity to bring their technologies to market in Canada in collaboration with Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL).

CNL commissioned a video to capture the gathering momentum of Canada’s clean energy opportunity through the development of these vital technologies. Watch this video below, which features Energy for Humanity’s Executive Director, Kirsty Gogan.

The momentum continues as CNL also hosted its 7th SMR Vendor Roundtable during the President’s Session of the American Nuclear Society’s winter meeting on Tuesday, November 19. The event featured interactions between more than 30 SMR vendors and policy makers, regulators, national laboratories, customers and communities from around the world.

CNL has announced that it has selected the first recipients of the Canadian Nuclear Research Initiative (CNRI). This initiative seeks to accelerate the deployment of small modular reactors (SMR) in Canada by enabling research and development and connecting global vendors of SMR technology with the facilities and expertise within Canada’s national nuclear laboratories. CNRI recipients will be able to optimise resources and share technical expertise to advance the commercialisation and deployment of SMR technologies.

Read the press release: CNL to Fund Collaborations With SMR Vendors to Accelerate Clean Energy Deployment.

Watch the video below about why SMRs are so critical to Canada’s climate and energy agenda.