A LAB in Birchwood is backing calls for additional nuclear power in a bid to combat climate change.

MoltexFLEX is based on Birchwood Park, but has recently signed a call for a 'massive increase' in nuclear power in order to fight climate change.

The company signed the Net Zero Nuclear Industry Pledge during the COP28 climate conference, which was held in Dubai.

MoltexFLEX CEO David Landon and commercial development director Tris Denton were present, along with Dr Sama Bilbao y León, director general of WNA, and His Excellency Mohamed Ibrahim Al Hammadi, managing director and CEO of ENEC.

The Birchwood-based company deals in nuclear power, and is looking at developing a cutting-edge reactor that aims to create cleaner power.

MoltexFLEX's CEO said: "We at MoltexFLEX are happy to pledge our support to the Net Zero Nuclear campaign.

"Nuclear energy will be vital in meeting our 2050 climate goals – and, when produced using our FLEX reactor and GridReserve storage technology, will provide low-carbon, flexible, and affordable electricity, as well as high-temperature heat which will be essential for full decarbonisation of industry and transport."

The Net Zero Nuclear Industry Pledge, is part of the Net Zero Nuclear initiative launched in September by the World Nuclear Association (WNA) and Emirates Nuclear Energy Corp. (ENEC).

MoltexFLEX joins more than 100 other major nuclear industry businesses in supporting the campaign.