Nuclear Innovation Alliance publishes report on advanced reactors

September 27, 2021, 12:00PMNuclear News

With the goal of providing basic information on advanced reactors to help the public and stakeholders understand the technology’s promise, the nonprofit think tank Nuclear Innovation Alliance has published Advanced Nuclear Technology: A Primer.

The 44-page primer focuses on U.S. and Canadian reactors in development, both water-cooled and non-water-cooled, the latter including salt- and sodium-cooled reactors, high-temperature gas-cooled reactors, gas-cooled fast reactors, and microreactors.

“As with any emerging industry, more companies will start up in the advanced nuclear energy field than will cross the finish line with a commercial product,” the primer notes in its introduction. “But a healthy variety of approaches to next-generation nuclear will produce a new class of tools for solving climate and energy problems.”

Also included in the primer is a section on the Department of Energy’s Advanced Reactor Demonstration Program, as well as a glossary of terms.

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