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Urenco and Aurora Energy Research team up with Rt Hon Amber Rudd to debate the future of nuclear-hydrogen

13 October 2021

A roundtable discussion organised by Urenco and Aurora Energy Research has been held to further the debate around the role nuclear ought to play in the production of hydrogen.

The event, which took place yesterday at the Royal Automobile Club in London, followed the publication of a new study by Aurora Energy Research last month, which was commissioned by Urenco and supported by the International Atomic Energy Agency, EDF and Lucid Catalyst.

Chaired by The Rt Hon Amber Rudd of Public Policy Projects, the roundtable participants also included representatives from the Department for Transport, National Grid Group, International Energy Agency, Energy Institute, World Nuclear Association, Transport & Environment, Green Alliance, Civil Aviation Authority, Innovate UK, National Nuclear Labs, PA Consulting, Ceres Power, Baringa and Gemserv.

A productive, challenging and insightful discussion was held with the aim of raising the awareness of the significant contribution nuclear can play in de-risking the energy transition to achieving net zero,  focusing on the implications of the study and next steps.  

In his closing remarks, David Fletcher, Head of Business Development at Urenco, stated that the next steps in advocating for nuclear-hydrogen was to take the message to policy makers and institutional investors, and to continue to raise public perception of nuclear.

More information on the Aurora Energy Research Study: Decarbonising hydrogen in a net zero economy


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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