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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21 October 2022

Why work at ETC?

ETC is an innovative technology company committed to the safe, sustainable delivery of enrichment technology services and advanced high-tech solutions to our customers.

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05 September 2022

ETC goes into orbit with the Ariane 6

The European Space Agency (ESA) is Europe’s gateway to space – its mission is to shape the development of the continent’s space capability and ensure that space investment continues to deliver benefits to the citizens of Europe and the world.

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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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