A good read about and how to successfully meet the challenges for advanced nuclear technology.
Almost three dozen firms representing $1.3 billion of investor money are pursuing technological innovations in the field of nuclear energy. A June 2015 report by the Third Way, a Washington, DC, think tank, details the mix of firms includes small startups and big-name investors like Bill Gates. All are placing bets on a comeback for nuclear energy working to get their respective technologies to market in an increasingly carbon-constrained world.
Samuel Brinton, the report’s author, spoke by phone with this blog about the report. Brinton, who is an MIT graduate in nuclear engineering, said that most of the startups are seeking to develop smaller and more efficient nuclear reactors. If successful, they will be the answer, collectively, to the anti-nuclear rant of now former VP Al Gore who once told a congressional committee that all reactors all come in one size – large.
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