Emission-Free Energy from Nuclear Fission
According to NEI’s 2012 report, “In 2010, nuclear energy facilities prevented the emission of about 1.6 million short tons of sulfur dioxide and about 0.6 million short tons of smog-causing nitrogen oxide—pollutants controlled by the Clean Air Act. Nuclear plants also prevented the discharge of almost 650 million metric tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere in 2010. This is equal to the amount of carbon dioxide released from nearly all U.S. passenger cars.” Nuclear energy facilities provide nearly 70 percent of America’s clean-air electricity according to reports from Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI). It is the world’s largest source of emission-free energy.
Supporting the efforts of clean energy, Holtec group of companies continue to develop and deploy cutting-edge power generation technologies that help mitigate the growth of emissions associated with energy use. SMR-160 is a state-of-the-art nuclear reactor that will play a major role in contributing to the world’s pressing demand for clean energy from nuclear fission.
Flexibility to Operate Using Air Cooling System
According to the United Nations Department of Economic Affairs (UNDESA), water scarcity is among the main problems to be faced by many societies and the world in the 21st century. Around 1.2 billion people live in areas of physical scarcity, and 500 million people are approaching this situation mainly due to lack of precipitation combined with high variability and frequent drought events, lack of infrastructure, increased pollution and unsustainable water management.
SMR-160 offers cutting-edge capability with air cooling, to alleviate the need for wet cooling and large water intake. With the flexibility to use air cooled condensers, SMR-160 can be deployed in the most arid regions of the world. It is the solution to deliver clean energy to regions that are facing water scarcity crisis and water economic issues.