Nuclear Cogeneration and Net Zero Online Webinar
9 Dec

9 Dec to 9 Dec

This online webinar is free to attend and will be held using Zoom.


  • Professor Robin Grimes FRS FREng, Professor of Materials Physics, Imperial College
  • Jo Nettleton, Deputy Director and Head of Radioactive Substances and Installations Regulation, Environment Agency
  • Duncan Hawthorne, Chief Executive Officer, Horizon Nuclear Power

Chaired by Lord (David) Willetts FRS, Chairman of the Foundation for Science and Technology

Nuclear cogeneration is where the heat from nuclear power stations can be used not just for electrical generation, but also to address some "difficult to decarbonise" energy demands, such as domestic and industrial heating and the production of hydrogen. It can also be used for the production of medical isotopes. This webinar will explore some of the cogeneration opportunities from nuclear power stations, and consider the practical and regulatory issues in delivering them as part of new build nuclear in the UK. How could this contribute to the UK's overall Net Zero target?

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Note: In October 2020, The Royal Society produced an excellent policy briefing on nuclear cogeneration, which will be referenced during this event. Attendees may wish to read the briefing in advance of the meeting. It can be found online here.


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