CNL’s Canadian Nuclear Research Initiative (CNRI) is a program to support collaborative small modular reactors (SMR) research projects with third-party proponents in Canada. The goal of the program is to accelerate the deployment of safe, secure, clean, and cost effective SMRs in Canada.
CNL provides a wide spectrum of technical expertise and our Chalk River site has R&D facilities that have been used in the development of prototype reactors for over 50 years. We offer capabilities in many areas ranging from fuels and reactor components through thermodynamics and materials science. Our team is ready to work with you jointly to address technical, regulatory, and economic barriers, allowing you to progress your SMR from concept to demonstration and beyond.