Fermi Energia has launched a feasibility study on the suitability of small modular reactors for Estonia’s 2030+ electricity supply and climate goals, following a financing round of EUR260,000 (USD290,076) from investors and shareholders. In March, the company announced it had signed a Memorandum of Understanding with UK-based Moltex Energy to work together, including on a feasibility study for the siting of a Moltex advanced reactor and the development of a suitable licensing regime. However, Fermi said yesterday that the MoU did not mean Moltex was a ‘preferred vendor’ and that it was also talking to other developers of SMR tehnology. Partners in the research include universities and energy professionals in Estonia, VTT and Fortum Nuclear Services from Finland, and Tractebel of Belgium.
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