Sonal Patel of Power reports that X-energy has been selected for Project Pele funding from the Department of Defense.
- Project Pele is a Department of Defense (DOD) program that aims to develop a portable nuclear microreactor that will be deployed at remote military basis across the country and world.
- X-energy’s microreactor will be a 3 to 5 megawatt reactor that will run on the company’s TRISO-X fuel at full capacity for three years before needing to be refueled.
- In addition to X-energy, DOD is also working with Oklo to deploy its Aurora microreactor at Eielson Air Force Base in Alaska.
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