Jun 2024
Polymers and Plastics
C1 Chemicals and Fertilizers
Oil, Gas and Refined Products

Small Modular Nuclear Reactors for the Chemical Industry - 2024

​​A comprehensive Special Report on small modular nuclear reactors (nuclear SMRs) as a low carbon intensity source of energy for the chemical and fuel industries.  This report tackles the complex ownership, project management, regulatory and process challenges inherent in manufacturing applications of nuclear SMRs, covering seven newly commercializing developers in detail, with a focus on PWR, BWR, and HTGR technologies.  It features a critical approach to cost claims, analyzing recent poor cost performance of nuclear deployment and identifying sources of cost inflation and best practices, and provides levelized cost of energy estimates for each examined developer, as well as cash cost estimates for two hydrogen production processes optimized to use nuclear energy.  ​