Many Industrial Uses
IMSR® cogeneration plants generate high-grade, high-value heat (585°C). Conventional nuclear power plants are limited to lower-grade, low-value heat supply (290°C).
This thermal energy can be transported by steam or by molten salt loops many kilometers away from an IMSR® cogeneration plant for many industrial uses. These includes oil and gas, petrochemical, chemical production (including green hydrogen and green ammonia), and new applications such as clean synthetic transport fuels – all energy intensive applications not served today by advances in current clean energy technologies.
Flexible industrial energy
IMSR® cogeneration plants produce thermal energy for industrial application or generating electricity or both. They can load-follow, making them a perfect carbon-free electric grid partner for variable renewable power generation.
Low impact plant siting
An IMSR® plant has a small land footprint: 7 hectares, or 17.3 acres, yet it delivers 882 megawatts of thermal power, giving it an impressively land footprint per unit of energy. This small land footprint allows for greater siting flexibility and helps ensure that the natural beauty of the countryside is minimally impacted.