Lightbridge is developing nuclear fuel with more surface area which can enable existing nuclear reactors to generate 10-40% more energy by changing the shape of the fuel. Enfission, is a new joint venture with Framatome to develop, license and sell nuclear fuel assemblies based on the Lightbridge-designed technology. Lightbridge’s technology aims to make existing and new nuclear power plants significantly more economical and safer, Grae said. Its deployment could add “meaningful amounts” of clean power without having to build new reactors. This, he said, would help to justify the economic case for existing plants to continue in operation, and to extend their operating licenses, but help to justify the economic case for building new units.
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