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NANO Nuclear Energy Joins the Nuclear Institute

NANO Nuclear Energy Inc. an emerging microreactor and advanced nuclear technology company led by a world-class nuclear engineering team developing proprietary, portable, and carbon-free energy solutions, has joined the Nuclear Institute as a Corporate Affiliate member. 

The Nuclear Institute’s national network provides a place for the nuclear community to interact through events, its branch network, special interest groups and many volunteer-led activities. The organisation represents over 3,500 professionals at all levels across the nuclear industry, from new build and operations to decommissioning. It also maintains the Nuclear Delta, the independently defined standard for Nuclear Professionalism.

"The nuclear renaissance isn’t solely contained within the United States, it is something we see in many countries around the globe, and it has the potential to help the world," said Jay Jiang Yu, Founder, and Executive Chairman of NANO Nuclear Energy. 

"The United Kingdom has a long history with nuclear energy and the country is currently engaged in modernizing its nuclear infrastructure with cutting-edge technologies. NANO Nuclear's association with the Nuclear Institute provides an invaluable platform to tap into the UK's reservoir of highly skilled professionals and subject-matter experts

The United Kingdom’s government has plans to expand nuclear energy capacity to 24 GW by 2050. However, fourteen of the UK’s fifteen operating reactors are scheduled to be shut down by 2030. As such, the government plans to bring new plants online by 2025 as a way to offset the decommissioning of existing reactors. Advanced reactors are identified as a key component in this developmental roadmap, and up to $100.5 million was earmarked for companies to accelerate advanced nuclear business development in the United Kingdom and support advanced nuclear designs to enter UK regulation. Since then, the UK government has officially launched Great British Nuclear and established a competition to select the best SMR design from a series of companies.

It is with great honour that NANO Nuclear becomes a part of the Nuclear Institute, a distinguished advocate for the nuclear sciences," said James Walker, Chief Executive Officer of NANO Nuclear Energy. 

Its vast organisational network of respected professionals will be an enormous boon for our pursuit of critical collaborations, partnerships, and other avenues for growth."

We are delighted to welcome NANO Nuclear Energy as a Corporate Affiliate of the Nuclear Institute. The growth of the nuclear sector in the UK will attract a wide range of forward-thinking companies from around the world of which NANO is a valued contributor to the SMR/AMR revolution. We look forward to working with them as they establish themselves here and to supporting their staff development needs in the UK.

Sarah Beacock, CEO of the Nuclear Institute


About NANO Nuclear Energy Inc.

NANO Nuclear Energy Inc. is an emerging, early-stage microreactor technology company seeking to become a commercially focused, diversified, vertically integrated technology-driven nuclear energy company. NANO Nuclear is led by a world-class nuclear engineering team developing smaller, cheaper, and safer advanced portable carbon-free energy solutions utilizing proprietary novel reactor designs. NANO Nuclear's products in technical development are "ZEUS", a solid core battery reactor, and "ODIN", a low-pressure coolant reactor, each representing advanced developments in portable, on-demand capable, advanced nuclear microreactors. HALEU Energy Fuel Inc., a NANO Nuclear subsidiary, is focusing on the future development of a domestic source for a High-Assay, Low-Enriched Uranium (HALEU) fuel fabrication pipeline for the broader advanced nuclear reactor industry and providing fuel to power NANO Nuclear's microreactors.

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