The government has issued a call for evidence as it looks to advance to building the first advanced modular reactor (AMR) demonstrator in the UK. These smaller and more flexible nuclear generators could be built at a lower cost, and both provide the grid with low-carbon electricity and help generate hydrogen the government hopes. Additionally, given the extremely high temperatures they create, AMRs could potentially power district heating networks by 2040. In particular, the government is looking to explore high temperature gas reactors (HTGRs), which it said are the most promising model for the demonstration programme. Ministers are investing £170 million into delivering these AMRs by the early 2030s.
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