Alex Kimani of OilPrice.com writes on the ways that the U.S. is weaning itself off of Russian uranium.
- Russia supplies the U.S. with 14% of its uranium, which is needed to power traditional and advanced nuclear reactors.
- In the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, American policymakers and innovators have begun to look for ways to diversify our uranium supply chain to bolster our energy security.
- Centrus Energy has collaborated with the Department of Energy (DOE) to develop a centrifuge that enriches uranium for next generation reactors.
- Meanwhile, DOE is working with the private sector to advance thorium—a metal that can generate more power and less waste than uranium.
Read the full article here.