Eric Wesoff of Canary Media reports on Centrus’ efforts to develop nuclear fuel.
- Centrus has received the green light from the nuclear regulatory commission to produce high-assay low-enriched uranium (HALEU) which is needed to power most advanced reactors.
- The U.S. is heavily reliant on Russia to meet its HALEU needs, which compromises energy security and innovation for the future.
- Centrus’ success is a testament to the power of private-public partnerships in addressing energy and environmental challenges.
“For its part, TerraPower is developing a 345-megawatt sodium-cooled fast reactor coupled with a molten salt energy storage system. Founded by Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, the company has raised $750 million to build an operating demonstration reactor in Wyoming. TerraPower announced in December that it would delay the planned deployment of its reactor due to a lack of HALEU availability, in part because it has pledged not to use Russian-sourced uranium.”
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