As part of the UN Climate Change Conference (CO27), the US President’s Special Envoy on Climate, John Kerry, and the Minister of Energy of Ukraine, German Galushchenko, announced the launch of a pilot project for the construction of a small modular nuclear reactor (SRM) in Ukraine on November 12, 2022.
Source: US Department of State
“Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry and Ukraine Minister of Energy German Galushchenko announced a Ukraine Clean Fuels from SMRs Pilot project that will demonstrate production of clean hydrogen and ammonia using secure and safe small modular nuclear reactor (SMR) and cutting-edge electrolysis technologies in Ukraine,” noted the US Department of State.
It is noted that the project itself is aimed at carrying out the first-of-its-kind pilot of industrial production of clean fuel from SMRs using the electrolysis of solid oxides.
“Building on existing capacity-building cooperation launched under the U.S. Foundational Infrastructure for Responsible Use of SMR Technology (FIRST) program, the project seeks to support Ukraine’s energy security goals, enable decarbonization of hard-to-abate energy sectors through clean hydrogen generation, and improve long-term food security through clean ammonia-produced fertilizers,” explained the US Department of State.
In addition, this project will be able to demonstrate Ukraine’s innovative leadership in the field of clean energy thanks to the use of advanced technologies.