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New partnership to advance very small modular reactors in Canadian province

By District Energy posted 05-24-2022 19:37


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A new partnership has been announced to advance very small modular reactors (SMRs), known as micro-reactors, in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan.

The Saskatchewan Research Council (SRC) and Westinghouse Electric Canada have signed a memorandum of understanding to jointly develop a project for an eVinci micro-reactor for the development and testing of industrial, research and energy use applications.

The eVinci micro-reactor is believed to be safe and easy to transport, with the reactor and surrounding infrastructure said to be around half the size of a hockey rink.

It is capable of producing 5MW of electricity, more than 13MW of high temperature heat or operating in combined heat and power mode.

It can support various applications including remote mining operations, remote communities, individual industrial heat and power scenarios, distributed hydrogen generation and integrated energy solutions.

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