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Webinar: Advanced Fuel Cycle Programme Webinar - National Nuclear Laboratory

Webinar: Advanced Fuel Cycle Programme Webinar - National Nuclear Laboratory
  • Date From 22nd April 2021
  • Date To 22nd April 2021
  • Price Free of charge, open to all.
  • Location Online: 19:00 BST. Duration: 1.5 hours.

NNL are the UK's leading nuclear research and development company. NNL's scientists and technologists work at the forefront of nuclear innovation to address the challenges and harness the opportunities across the industry.

Nuclear science is positioned to play a key role in the UK’s clean energy transition. To fuel a net zero future, we are uniting a network of over 100 global organisations through the Advanced Fuel Cycle Programme (AFCP).

AFCP pioneers a uniquely collaborative strategy. The programme not only connects industry, academia, national laboratories and Government, but its eleven technical projects also work closely together to deliver integrated innovation. Through this unified approach, AFCP is future-proofing the deployment of advanced fuel cycle science and technology while elevating essential infrastructure, skills and people for generations to come.

Part of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) £505m Energy Innovation Programme, AFCP is supporting the UK’s commitment to reach net zero by 2050. An advanced fuel cycle comprises both clean energy and sustainable recycling options, meaning that AFCP is considering the long-term environmental, social and economic impacts of nuclear science within the UK’s clean energy mix.

In partnership with BEIS, NNL is proudly leading AFCP as the UK’s largest nuclear fission investment in a generation. The programme is expanding NNL’s existing world-class facilities, engaging over 175 of our colleagues in its delivery and strengthening our cross-sector relationships to advance the role of nuclear science in the UK’s evolving low-carbon landscape.

This presentation will focus on some of the work within the AFCP driven by chemical engineering within NNL.


  • Ross Harris
  • Dr Paul Howarth
  • Dr Robin Taylor
  • Sam Lyons
  • Dr Donna McKendrick
  • Harry Rigby
  • Christopher Connolly


19:00—20:30 BST.


The presentation will be delivered via Microsoft Teams. All registrants will be sent access information on the day of the webinar.

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