In the absence of being able to revive the nuclear sector by announcing the construction of new EPRs, still officially linked to the start of the one in Flamanville (Manche), the government had included a budget of 470 million euros in the recovery plan of 2020, including 70 million euros for the waste sector and around 120 million for an industrial modernization fund.
As soon as said, (almost) immediately done. On November 18, 2020, Bpifrance launched a call for projects. On April 15, 2021, the government unveiled the first 20 projects selected, including three projects led by Framatome, as many by Onet and one by EDF. On July 28, a new wave of 13 winners was presented, this time only SMEs and mid-cap companies.
The last beneficiaries of this nuclear fund, which could benefit projects of innovation, industrial modernization, relocation, even decarbonization (but apparently without much success), were made public on Thursday, October 21. On the same day, the French nuclear fund was launched for SMEs and mid-caps in the sector, with a start-up endowment of 100 million euros, coming in equal parts by EDF and the State.
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