Funding grants announced for three ANSIC challenges to explore advanced nuclear technologies
The outcome of the three advanced nuclear technology challenges supported by the pilot Advanced Nuclear Skills and Innovation Campus (ANSIC) delivered by the National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) and FIS360 has been announced.
Total funding of £250,000 has been awarded to 10 organisations in the first tranche of awards from ANSIC, supported by the Department of Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), to help develop and commercialise advanced nuclear technologies in support of the long-term target of a zero carbon future.
A first-of-its-kind programme for the nuclear sector, ANSIC will bring together experts in industry and academia to collaborate on projects that will unleash innovation and unlock vital scientific advancements.
Feasibility project proposals were sought to address the following three challenges:
- Advancing heat exchangers, energy management and conversion systems for advanced nuclear technologies for all energy end use applications including home heating, shipping, land transport, aviation, agriculture and industry.
- Irradiation of material specimens including test specimens and/or the production of medical isotopes in advanced nuclear reactors to enable activities typically carried out in research reactors to be conducted within nuclear reactors without affecting primary reactor operations for power generation.
- Digital technologies to support development, deployment, operation and decommissioning of advanced nuclear technologies