Sonal Patel of Power writes about Centrus, which has completed construction and the initial testing of a HALEU centrifuge.
- High-assay low-enriched uranium (HALEU) is needed to power advanced nuclear reactors, but the United States does not have a readily available supply of it.
- The HALEU supply chain is controlled primarily by Russia, which could slow down or prevent future energy innovation.
- Centrus, in partnership with the Department of Energy, has built a centrifuge that will produce 20 kg of HALEU in December of 2023 before producing 900 kg of HALEU in 2024.
- Public-private partnerships like these are critical to advancing energy innovation.
Read the full article here.