Technology: Nuclear's Non-Power Applications

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The global nuclear industry is expanding its pitch to align more closely with the broader climate policy transition, which means seeking out opportunities well beyond its traditional remit as a supplier to centralized power grids. That, at least, is the takeaway from discussions by government ministers and industry executives at this week's World Nuclear Association's annual symposium, held virtually. They agreed that new ways must be found to help nuclear integrate into increasingly complex smart power grids that include high amounts of renewables generation as well as new demand from sectors such as transport and hydrogen generation.

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