SMR News & Announcements

Update on CNL's SMR Invitation Process

FEBRUARY 15, 2019

Technology developers advance in CNL’s process to site a small modular reactor

CNL hosts SMR vendors & Canadian nuclear supply chain at fourth Roundtable

NOVEMBER 7, 2018

Canada’s national nuclear laboratory facilitates collaborative discussions between nuclear vendors and Canadian suppliers during fourth SMR vendor roundtable.

International community gathers in Ottawa for small reactor conference

NOVEMBER 5, 2018

Forum explores path towards deployment of clean nuclear energy technology in Canada.

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories hosts 3rd small modular reactor Vendor Roundtable

OCTOBER 4, 2018

Largest ever gathering of SMR technology providers discuss pathway to deployment in Canada.

CNL announces strong interest in siting an SMR demonstration unit

JUNE 12, 2018

Canada’s national nuclear laboratory receives responses from four SMR proponents seeking to construct small modular reactor demonstration projects at CNL-managed sites.

CNL joins world leaders at Clean Energy Ministerial

MAY 28, 2018

Nuclear technology recognized as a critical element to the future supply of clean energy

CNL announces invitation to site Canada’s first small modular reactor

APRIL 17, 2018

Canada’s national nuclear laboratory initiates process for the construction and operation of SMR demonstration projects at CNL-managed nuclear sites.

Canadian Small Modular Reactor deployment to be featured at international SMR gathering

MARCH 22, 2018

Dedicated Canada Track at the 2018 International SMR and Advanced Reactor Summit. CNL roundtable to include SMR vendors, developers, government officials and customers

CNL and CNS launch international SMR and Generation-4 reactor conference

FEBRUARY 21, 2018

Global leaders in small and advanced reactors are invited to international forum exploring the path to deployment.

CNL to "ramp up" hiring of science and technology staff


Canada’s national nuclear laboratory announces plans to add nearly two hundred research personnel to support growing demand for nuclear science and technology

CNL releases summary report on Small Modular Reactor RFEOI


Chalk River, ON, October 17, 2017 – This initiative yielded responses from 80 organizations around the world, including 19 expressions of interest in siting a prototype or demonstration reactor at a CNL campus. CNL launched the RFEOI this summer to gather feedback and initiate a conversation on the potential for an SMR industry in Canada, and the role CNL can play in bringing SMR technology to market.

CNL receives strong response to small modular reactor RFEOI


Chalk River, August 16, 2017 – Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL), Canada’s premier nuclear science and technology organization, announced today that over 70 organizations have submitted responses to its Request for Expression of Interest (RFEOI) on small modular reactors (SMRs); a strong gesture of support from a broad range of stakeholders representing key areas of a potential SMR industry. 

CNL seeks input on small modular reactor technology


Chalk River, Ontario, CANADA, 2017 June 1 — Today, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) begins a discussion around Small Modular Reactor (SMRs) technology in Canada, and the role that Canadian Nuclear Laboratories can play in bringing this technology to market, by launching a Request for Expressions of Interest on SMRs.

CNL releases exciting vision for the Chalk River Laboratories


Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) is announcing its long-term strategy and vision for the future of Canada’s premier nuclear laboratory.  This strategy outlines a vision for CNL over the next ten years, which positions the organization as a global leader in nuclear science and technology; an organization that is commercially successful, respected for its scientific capabilities, and home to world-leading expertise based out of a modern, efficient and collaborative campus environment.