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Urenco supports new UK Hydrogen Roadmap

18 February 2021

Urenco has supported a new Hydrogen Roadmap agreed by the UK Nuclear Industry Council, which is co-chaired by the Minister for Business, Energy and Clean Growth and the Chairman of the Nuclear Industry Association.

The roadmap outlines how large-scale and advanced/small modular reactors (AMRs/SMRs) can produce both the power and the heat necessary to produce emissions-free hydrogen, or 'green hydrogen'. The contribution could be one-third of the UK’s clean hydrogen needs by 2050.

Boris Schucht, Chief Executive Officer of Urenco, said: “I strongly feel that nuclear power perfectly complements energy generated from renewables in a net zero world and the uses of hydrogen for the decarbonisation of several sectors. These three technologies belong together and they are the future of energy systems. We are ready to play our part in this using our core competencies and leading technology in uranium enrichment and our investment in next generation technologies and fuels, collaborating with industry partners and Governments to realise nuclear energy’s valuable role in achieving net zero goals.”

Read the Hydrogen Roadmap in full

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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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