NRG has a long history of testing materials and fuels for current and advanced nuclear reactors using its complete infrastructure and the comprehensive know-how of its staff.
An interest in developing Molten Salt Reactor (MSR) technology resurged in recent years as a response to a worldwide growing interest in MSRs as alternative CO2-neutral energy sources. Molten Salt Reactors are, at least in theory, ideally suited to fulfill requirements on economy, safety and sustainability. NRG can play a crucial role in the development of these reactors in being able to test and validate the fitness-for-purpose of salt fuels, structural materials, components and instrumentation.
With our unique research infrastructure and capabilities we hope to contribute to bringing molten salt reactors closer to reality.
Read all about the first Molten Salt irradiation experiment with molten salt nuclear fuel since the 60’s.