Rolls-Royce's nuclear plan to mine on Moon: New space race for vital resources - and a launch pad to Mars
Dave Gordon, head of the company's defence division, said it is studying how a micro-nuclear reactor could be used to propel rockets while in space at huge speeds. He revealed that Rolls-Royce is investigating whether that technology could then be redeployed to provide energy for drilling, processing and storage for socalled 'Moon mining'. Valuable natural resources on the Moon include water, which can be converted to rocket fuel, and rare elements and metals that are used in energy production and electrical goods back on Earth.
a fundraising is underway with a consortium of investors, and the British motorist hopes to launch in the early 2030s. © Provided By FranceInfo
The British engine rolls-royce announced (in English) that it would build small nuclear reactors "low cost" in the United Kingdom "following a successful fundraising" with a consortium of investors. Rolls-Royce, BNF Resources and the
American Exelon Generation Limited group will jointly invest 195 million pounds (228 million euros) over three years, and the British government will inject 210 million pounds (245 million Euros) through the Government Agency UK Research and Innovation.
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Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng is poised to approve funding for Rolls-Royce to create a fleet of mini-reactors. Above: An image released by Rolls-Royce of how the reactors could look.Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng is poised to approve funding for British engineering giant Rolls-Royce to create a fleet of mini-reactors.
Rolls-Royce will continue to "actively seek other financing" and works to identify sites "for factories that will make the modules that will allow an on-site assembly", according to a statement. These activities could "create up to 40,000 jobs, through their deployment in the United Kingdom" and export activities, noted the Director General of Rolls-Royce Warren East.
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The Government puts on the nuclear
the Minister of Energy and businesses, Kwasi Kwarteng, added that "small modular reactors (SMRs) offer enthusiastic opportunities to cut costs in our use already by declining fuels" to generate "clean electricity " The United Kingdom is committed to decarbonating its electricity by 2035 and the government largely reflects on the wind, especially offshore, but also on nuclear power.
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Wind the clock back 110 years and automotive history was made when a Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost drove from London to Edinburgh and helped cement the motor car's future.Designed as an 'Experimental Speed Car', the Silver Ghost won the 1911 trial of speed, reliability and endurance locked in top gear for the entire 799-mile return trip.
His park is today at the end of life. The project of a large plant conducted by EDF, Sizewell C, has been fed by delays due to difficulties in financing and political complications. The government wishes to remove the Chinese CGN, a minority, even if it has not announced a decision at the moment. Only one nuclear power plant is currently under construction in the United Kingdom: Hinkley Point, also worn by EDF and Chinese CGN.
The Group targets the beginning of the 2030s
The Rolls-Royce group aims for an entry into function "in the early 2030s", continues the press release. "A single plant operating from an SMR will occupy the size of two football fields and can feed about a million housing into electricity." These plants will be constructed and assembled to the nine tenths in factories, mainly in the north of the country, with a "80% British" supply chain, affirms Rolls-Royce.
NGOs ecologists denounce the presentation of small reactors as a "green" project and judge them "more expensive than renewable technologies," says Doug Parr, Scientific Director of Greenpeace. "Worse still, there is no prototype in short maturity. The immediate time is a drastic cut of [polluting] emissions by 2030 and small reactors will not play any role in it." X1
Energy: Bruno The Mayor claims that France needs a significant number of nuclear reactors .
The Minister of the Economy considers that nuclear power should be part of the list of virtuous energy for the climate and the environment Electricity - The Minister of Economy considers that nuclear power should be part of the virtuous climate energy list and the environment "if we want to reindustate the country , have a real industrial reconquest, which is at the heart of Our ambition with the President of the Republic, it takes a significant number of nuclear reactors, "said Tuesday Bruno T