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
The GEMINI Initiative
GEMINI is a transatlantic partnership for which Europe and the US are mutualising their resources and efforts to accelerate the development of HTGRs.
Framatome and Ultra Safe Nuclear to Form a Joint Venture to Manufacture TRISO and FCM Fuel
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Mapped: Carbon Dioxide Emissions Around the World
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L’hydrogène décarboné, moteur de souveraineté énergétique et industrielle ?
Plug et Les Echos Le Parisien Evènements s’associent pour présenter une conférence le 6 décembre de 8h30 à ...Read more
Beyond Electricity: The Economics of Nuclear Cogeneration
Article orginally posted on the NEA website. Nuclear energy is an important source of low-carbon electricity and plays ...Read more
GEMINI 4.0 presented at international events around SMR development and deployment
Post written by Michael Futterer, Senior Expert at the European Commission – Joint Research Centre. This October, ...Read more
New CRP: Role of Nuclear Cogeneration within the Context of Sustainable Development (I35008)
Article by Alina Constantin of the IAEA Department of Nuclear Energy orginally posted on the IAEA website. The IAEA is ...Read more
The GEMINI 4.0 project kicks off
To officially launch the project, the GEMINI 4.0 consortium met on 21 June 2022 both in Lyon, France and online for ...Read more
The GEMINI+ booklet is online!
The GEMINI+ partners produced a booklet dedicated to nuclear cogeneration through High Temperature Gas Cooled Reactors ...Read more
Calendar of events
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…