Research Centre Řež focuses on research, development and innovations in the field of power generation, especially (but not only) nuclear.
Research Centre Řež is part of the ÚJV Group, owned by ÚJV Řež, a. s. and is knowledgeoriented organization which is – thanks to its unique research infrastructure – the largest complex research centre in Central Europe. The combination of research reactors, technological experimental loops, hot cells and material laboratories at one site is really exceptional.
Two nuclear research reactors and experimental loops simulating operation parameters of PWR, BWR, SCWR, MSR; hot cells; severe accidents laboratories (e.g. cold crucible, LOCA device); material laboratories; microstructural and microchemical laboratories; NDT laboratories.
Within the field of hydrogen technologies, the focus is on its production by hightemperature electrolysis for co-generation applications. For this purpose, a dedicated loop was developed, as well as a test bench. The test bench serves for testing of different single cells for research and development. High-temperature electrolysis loop is used for a demonstration of hydrogen production via co-generation and testing of system components.