In its natural state, uranium two usually comprises isotopes, U-238 and the slightly lighter U-235. Natural uranium contains only around 0.7% U-235 and most nuclear reactors require a U-235 concentration of between 3% and 5%. The process of increasing the amount of U-235 is called enrichment.

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INNOVATION

RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT

As a company ETC invests 20% of its annual revenue on Research and Development, putting us in the very top tier of companies worldwide for re-investment in innovation.

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CENTRIFUGE TECHNOLOGY

WORLD LEADING TECHNOLOGY

ETC has developed the world’s leading technology for uranium enrichment, gas centrifuge technology. The process uses centrifugal forces to enrich the concentration of one isotope of uranium. Our technology is by far the most efficient method of achieving this.

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INSIGHT & NEWS

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14 August 2022

Mourning for Stefan Kirchhoff

It is with deep sadness that we have to announce that Stefan Kirchhoff, Director of the ETC site at Jülich, Germany, passed away on 4th August. We would like to express our deepest sympathy and condolences to his family and everybody who knew him. In his passing, we have lost a great person, an outstanding leader, a colleague and a friend.

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20 May 2022

How ETC’s centrifuge technology contributes to global decarbonisation

As governments and businesses around the world continue to address the many challenges of decarbonisation, ETC has undertaken a detailed study to analyse the level of carbon emissions that have been saved as a result of using the business’ enrichment technology to create virtually emissions-free nuclear power.

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03 February 2022

European Commission categorises nuclear power as a sustainable energy source

Following consultations with the member states the European Commission has classified nuclear power as an environmentally sustainable energy source. The decision is part of the EU taxonomy for sustainable activities, a system that mobilises and guides future investments required to achieve climate neutrality across Europe by 2050.

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