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Press release from the National Center for Nuclear Research

On February 4, 2022, the National Center for Nuclear Research (NCBJ) and Synthos Green Energy SA (SGE) signed a letter of intent on cooperation in the use of nuclear technology in industry and energy. The planned cooperation is related to the implementation by SGE of projects related to the construction of small modular light-water reactors (LW-SMR) for the production of electricity and possibly municipal heat and the construction of small modular high-temperature gas-cooled reactors (HTGR). The latter would be oriented towards cogeneration, i. e. industrial heat generation and hydrogen production.

NCBJ is the only center in Poland that operates the MARIA light-water research reactor and carries out research and development in the field of physics and reactor technology, including generation IV reactors, in particular the high-temperature gas-cooled reactor (HTGR). The intention of both parties is an initial analysis of potential opportunities, scopes and models of cooperation.


Synthos Green Energy (SGE) is a company dealing in the development of zero-emission technologies and the implementation of projects enabling the acquisition of affordable electricity and heat. SGE is currently implementing projects for the construction of small modular reactors (SMR and MMR), moreover, the company is focusing on investments in offshore wind farms and on working on solutions enabling the production of hydrogen from high-temperature steam. SGE is part of the largest private industrial group belonging to Michał Sołowow, a leading Polish private investor and industrialist.

National Center for Nuclear Research in Otwock (Świerk) is one of the largest research institutes in Poland, employing approx. 1,200 employees, including over 200 people with a doctoral degree, of which approx. 80 people have the status of independent research workers. The Institute conducts research and development and implementation works in the area related to the broadly understood subatomic physics, radiation physics, nuclear and plasma physics and technologies, material physics, devices for particle acceleration and detectors, the use of these devices in medicine and economy as well as research and production of radiopharmaceuticals.