BEIS: UK government announces new funding for nuclear and hydrogen technologies

£102 million government backing for nuclear and hydrogen innovation in the UK

  • Government further commits to the future of nuclear power by investing £77 million to support nuclear fuel production and next generation advanced nuclear reactors in the UK
  • further £25 million funding announced for innovative new technologies that will generate clean hydrogen from biomass and waste
  • government also seeks views on proposals to make domestic gas boilers more efficient and be hydrogen-ready from 2026, to prepare for any future transition to using low-carbon hydrogen for heating

The UK government is today (13 December 2022) announcing new funding to support clean energy production in the UK, following Russia’s illegal invasion of Ukraine and the subsequent impact on global energy prices.

Today’s funding includes £77 million to bolster nuclear fuel production and support the development of the next generation of advanced nuclear reactors, along with £25 million for technologies that can produce hydrogen from sustainable biomass and waste, while removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

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