A transatlantic partnership
WHEN NUCLEAR MEETS
Coupling two existing mature technologies
The European Nuclear Cogeneration Industrial Initiative (NC2I) and the US Next Generation Nuclear Plant (NGNP) Industrial Alliance have been collaborating since 2014 on the design and regulatory framework of the first modern commercial High Temperature Gas-cooled Reactor (HTGR).
From 2017 to 2020, NC2I and NGNP carried out the GEMINI+ project together with an international consortium to demonstrate high temperature nuclear cogeneration with HTGR technology.
In continuity of the GEMINI+ project, the GEMINI 4.0 project was launched in June 2022 to demonstrate that the GEMINI+ system can provide a global solution for the competitive and safe decarbonisation of industrial activities.
An international agreement
An industrial application
A safe technology
GEMINI Vision Document
In December 2014 NC2I and the NGNP Industry Alliance published a Vision Document on the GEMINI initiative. It set the basis for a successful transatlantic partnership to accelerate the development of improved, intrinsically safe and versatile nuclear energy technology.
EUROPAIRS was a European FP7 project, which set the foundations for the establishment of NC2I. It defined the boundary operational conditions for nuclear cogeneration and established a technical roadmap for the timely development and demonstration of HTRs.
Who we are
Nuclear Cogeneration Industrial Initiative (NC2I)
Established in 2011 as one of the three pillars of the European Sustainable Nuclear Energy Technology Platform (SNETP), the European Nuclear Cogeneration Industrial Initiative (NC2I) aims to demonstrate an innovative and competitive energy solution for the low-carbon generation of heat and electricity produced by nuclear energy. NC2I counts 9 members: AGH University, AREVA, Centrum vyzkumu Rez (CVR), Fortum, JRC, NCBJ, NRG, Preussen Elektra and Prochem.
NGNP Industry Alliance
Created in response to the 2005 US Energy Policy Act, the Next Generation Nuclear Plant (NGNP) Industry Alliance is an international consortium promoting the development of a commercial HTGR technology. It gathers industry-leading members including potential end-users, nuclear operators, industrial suppliers and nuclear technology companies: AREVA, Dow Chemical Company, Petroleum Technology Alliance Canada, Westinghouse Electric Company…