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UNIQUE NUCLEAR HEAT
FOR THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

Blue Capsule is a low-carbon solution for industries that need
heat, steam or electricity.


Our small modular reactor technology can replace fossil fuels where electrification can't.

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END USERS

Ammonia production plants need competitive energy

AMMONIA PRODUCERS

How much ammonia do you produce? Blue Capsule allows you to keep existing ammonia production and fully decarbonise it. No more dependence on fossil fuels.

Chemical industry sites need low-carbon energy

SODA ASH PRODUCERS

As a major soda ash production site, you need to decarbonise in line with (inter)national regulations, while staying competitive. Blue Capsule can cover your needs and help keep plants operational. 

Blue Capsule is an ideal solution for hydrogen-ready industries

H2-READY INDUSTRIES

Blue Capsule will produce steam for solid oxide electrolyer cells (SOEC) at high temperature, thereby reducing the cost of green hydrogen production. Combining Blue Capsule heat with renewable electricity would allow for further cost reductions in H2 production. 

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ABOUT US

Blue Capsule is a compact, small modular reactor. One capsule provides up to 150 MWth of 700°C industrial-grade heat. But each module is a polyvalent solution, also yielding high-temperature vapour (650°C) and 50 MWe of electricity if needed.

 

The 150 MWth capacity of one Blue Capsule module is the compromise between the typical power needs of a large chemical industry site (most would usually require between 300 to 900 MWth), and the simplicity of our design.

It's an innovative design that brings together the best of two mature technologies in the nuclear energy space: high-temperature reactor technology (HTRs), and sodium-cooled reactor technology.

 

Blue Capsule is a compact solution that is co-localised underground. This solution means maximum protection against any external hazards.

 

With a Blue Capsule small modular reactor, core melt is, in practice, impossible because Blue Capsule features TRISO fuel (the most robust fuel in the world) in a naturally circulating sodium pool that operates at atmospheric pressure.  

SUPPORTERS

Commissariat à l'énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives
France 2030
Bpifrance, France's public investment bank
Exergon investors
EREN Groupe
CEA Investissement

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COLLABORATORS

Commissariat à l'énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives
CNRS
EGIS
Platom Oy
Métaux Spéciaux
Elyse Technology

2022

Founded

14

People

150

MWth per reactor

50

MWe per reactor

MEET THE FOUNDERS

Edouard-Hourcade

Edouard Hourcade

President & Co-founder

Alexey-Lokhov

Alexey Lokhov

CTO & Co-founder

Alexis-Burdeau

Alexis Burdeau

CFO & Co-founder

Blue Capsule, a French technology startup
our technology

OUR TECHNOLOGY :

At least 75% of total industrial heat production  in the world is derived from fossil fuels such as natural gas, coal and oil. If the global energy transition and the race to net zero global emissions are to be a success, we must collectively address the process heat challenge.

This is why Blue Capsule is developing a solution that all industrial ... >>

​Safety is the bedrock of nuclear energy. And in a Blue Capsule SMR, core melt is, in practice, impossible because Blue Capsule features TRISO fuel (the most robust fuel in the world) in a naturally circulating sodium pool that operates at atmospheric pressure.

Crucially, this subterranean module can partner with industry because ... >>

Blue Capsule is not only committed to supporting local French industries, but also broader policy goals in France and the European Union that aim for a Just Transition away from fossil fuels. This means a transition that cuts CO2 emissions for the sake of the planet, but also one that safeguards jobs and opportunities for communities across our continent ... >>

Blue Capsule is squarely focused on products that offfer real solutions for industry  clients, and gives them what they need to drive their businesses forward, and keep jobs and investment on site.

What do we mean by real solutions? >>

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