Bruce Power, Laurentian and MIRARCO explore modular nuclear reactors

In April, Bruce Power, MIRARCO Mining Innovation and Laurentian University signed a memorandum of understanding that will enhance strategic research opportunities, including the long-term potential for Small Modular Reactors (SMRs) to generate clean, low-cost and reliable electricity in rural/remote regions.

The five-year, $1 million research agreement will create an Industrial Chair position at MIRARCO Mining Innovation, which will further highlight opportunities in sustainable and clean energy solutions in Ontario’s north, bringing an enhanced perspective to the university’s current research.

Back row: Glenn Thibeault, Minister of Energy (ontario) and Dr. Pierre Zundel, interim president and vice chancellor, Laurentian University. Front row: Dr. Rui Wang, vice president Research Laurentian University; James Scongack, vice president Corporate Affairs Bruce Power; and Vic Pakalnis, president and CEO MIRARCO.