We are delighted to have been successful in an advanced nuclear technology challenge supported by the pilot Advanced Nuclear Skills and Innovation Campus (ANSIC) delivered by the National Nuclear Laboratory and FIS360 Ltd.
Viridian’s feasibility project seeks to address ‘the 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.’
'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.’
‘Total funding of £250,000 has been awarded to 10 organisations in the first tranche of awards from ANSIC, supported by the Department for 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.’
Dr Paul Howarth, Chief Executive Officer at the National Nuclear Laboratory, said: “Advanced Nuclear Technologies (ANTs) have the potential to play a major role delivering net zero, so I am eager to see the results of the feasibility projects when they conclude in March 2022. ANSIC has tremendous potential to utilise nuclear in the delivery of a cleaner, more sustainable future to benefit society.”