NEXT GENERATION NUCLEAR
SMRs, Hydrogen and the Future of Energy
GETTING TO NET-ZERO
In the global race to reduce the worst impacts of climate change, more and more countries and businesses are aiming to not just reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but to target “net-zero” emissions by 2050. That means reducing the amount of fossil fuels we burn to as close to zero as possible - then finding ways to remove any remaining gases from the atmosphere.
This ambitious goal requires mustering a common purpose in science and technology, entrepreneurship, capital investment and smart public policy like never before.
To engage on this transformative journey, the Nuclear Innovation Institute will focus its work on the future of energy in the Bruce Power Centre for Next Generation Nuclear.
The Centre builds upon the clean power and economic opportunity offered by the life-extension program at Bruce Power—and will concentrate on the following three program areas:
SMRs and hydrogen show great promise to drive an energy transformation that stops the worst effects of climate change...
Bruce Wallace, NII CEO
WHAT DOES THE CENTRE DO?
Hydrogen Unity Program
Evaluating opportunities for mass producing hydrogen using nuclear technology and the market potential for hydrogen in transportation and beyond
Breakthrough Energy Program
Conducting research and policy work into promising Small Modular Reactor (SMR) technology as well as evaluating the long-term opportunities for fusion energy generation
Next 50 Years at Bruce Nuclear
Exploring opportunities for Bruce Power assets to be optimized, enhanced, leveraged and extended to maximize the impact they'll have on Canada’s clean energy future