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New Polish Helium-Cooled Nuclear Reactor Design

Updated: Jun 26, 2023

Poland's National Centre for Nuclear Research (NCBJ) revealed the conceptual design for HTGR-POLA, a new high-temperature gas-cooled research reactor that will utilise helium as a coolant. Developed in collaboration with the Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA), the reactor will provide 30 MW of thermal power. The reactor aims to have a design life of 60 years and will use TRISO-type fuel with 8-12% enrichment. We have seen several companies look to use helium-cooling for new nuclear technologies (both fusion and fission) and this should drive significant helium demand growth later this decade. Other companies include Radiant Industries, GE Hitachi, Huaeng Group, X-energy and Doosan.

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