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This Former SpaceX Engineer Just Raised $40 Million To Build Portable Nuclear Reactors

Alex Knapp of Forbes reports on a company that is creating portable nuclear reactors.

The C3 Take
  • Radiant is developing portable micro nuclear reactors that can generate 1 megawatt of power, which is enough to power around 1,000 homes.
  • These reactors would be deployed in emergency situations and would replace the use of diesel generators with clean, carbon-free power.
  • Radiant’s reactors run on TRISO fuel which has a very high melting point and makes the reactor essentially meltdown-proof.

“Once Radiant’s designs have been proven out in engineering testing and approved by regulators, the company believes that it has a strong market potential. Today, the diesel generator market for the United States alone is over $5.8 billion, according to analyst IBISWorld. Bernauer believes that his company’s reactors–which only have to be refueled every five years or so–will be attractive to remote communities that are located far from an electric grid and may have an unreliable supply chain to refuel diesel.”

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