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    28 November '23

    New SCK CEN production facility helps more cancer patients

    The foundation stone has been laid for more radioisotopes and thus more life-saving care

    Starting in 2026, the nuclear research centre SCK CEN will commission a brand-new production facility for therapeutic radioisotopes. This facility, called CRF, represents a vital step forward in the fight against cancer. Today the foundation stone was symbolically laid - in the presence of patient Francis Ligot, European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety Stella Kyriakides, and Belgian Minister for Energy Tinne Van der Straeten.

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    08 November '23

    Leaders in heavy liquid metal technology join forces for deploying Lead-Cooled Small Modular Reactors

    Five leaders in heavy liquid metal technology join forces to speed up the  industrial deployment of Small Modular Reactors (SMR). These prominent international partners are Ansaldo Nucleare, ENEA, RATEN, SCK CEN and Westinghouse Electric Company. Their collaborative journey begins with the demonstration of Lead Fast Reactor Technology, showcasing its potential. Today, all partners formalized their commitment with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding. The signature took place in the presence of Alexander De Croo, the Prime Minister of Belgium, Klaus Iohannis, the President of Romania, and representatives from the Italian and United States embassies in Belgium. This collaboration positions sustainable nuclear energy as a key component of the global energy transition.