About GEMINI 4.0
Launched in June 2022, GEMINI 4.0 aims to build a low-carbon future for transport and industry based on the experience gained through the operation of HTR and knowledge of hydrogen production processes acquired in the previous H2020 project GEMINI+.
Many industrial processes require heat, large amounts of hydrogen and other energy products. The GEMINI+ project demonstrated that High Temperature Reactor systems can provide a competitive and safe solution for the CO2 free cogeneration of the process heat and electricity needed by industry. The GEMINI 4.0 project aims to demonstrate that the GEMINI+ system can, in addition to CO2 free process heat, provide a global solution for the competitive and safe decarbonisation of industrial activities, and confirm that this new form of poly-generation of various energy products does not negatively affect the safety of the combined plant.
The GEMINI 4.0 project will build on the groundwork laid by GEMINI+ and earlier projects carried out by NC2I, which defined the bases for the design and licensing framework of a HTR addressing European industry needs of process heat reliant on steam distribution networks that are already operated presently on many European industrial sites.
GEMINI 4.0 organisation
About the GEMINI Initiative
Achieving key objectives
The main objective of GEMINI 4.0 is to clear the way towards the safety demonstration and subsequent deployment of high temperature industrial nuclear cogeneration with the system developed in GEMINI+ project through four main steps.