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U-Battery on leading Australian radio station

02 May 2018

U-Battery was featured on Australia’s popular 2GB radio station at the end of last week.

Urenco’s Chris White, Head of Government Affairs and a member of the U-Battery team, was interviewed by the station’s presenter Chris Smith, who is a keen proponent of the need for nuclear energy in his country.

Information from the World Nuclear Association shows Australia is heavily dependent on coal for electricity, more so than any other developed country. Almost two-thirds of electricity production is derived from coal. Despite the fact that uranium has been mined in the country since 1954, and its uranium resources are the world’s largest, Australia uses no nuclear power. With its high reliance on coal any likely carbon constraints on electricity generation make nuclear power a future possibility.

The 2GB interview gave U-Battery and Urenco the opportunity to highlight the benefits of advanced modular reactors, and nuclear energy more generally.

Chris White said:

“Australia has a fantastic opportunity, being home to a third of the world’s uranium. With these next generation of reactors, you could really empower generations of communities.”

Click here to listen to the interview.


About Urenco

Urenco is an international supplier of enrichment services and fuel cycle products with sustainability at the core of its business. Operating in a pivotal area of the nuclear fuel supply chain for 50 years, Urenco facilitates zero carbon electricity generation for consumers around the world.

With its head office near London, UK, Urenco’s global presence ensures diversity and security of supply for customers through enrichment facilities in Germany, the Netherlands, the UK and the USA. Using centrifuge technology designed and developed by Urenco, and through the expertise of our people, the Urenco Group provides safe, cost effective and reliable services; operating within a framework of high environmental, social and governance standards, complementing international safeguards.

Urenco is committed to continued investment in the responsible management of nuclear materials; innovation activities with clear sustainability benefits, such as nuclear medicine, industrial efficiency and research; and nurturing the next generation of scientists and engineers.


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