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KAIROS POWER SELECTED BY U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY FOR AWARD TO ACCELERATE INNOVATION AND APPLICATION OF ADVANCED REACTOR TECHNOLOGY
Award Received in Partnership with Argonne National Laboratory
ALAMEDA, Calif. – April 5, 2019 – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced that Kairos Power is a recipient of a Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear (GAIN) Nuclear Energy voucher. The GAIN vouchers provide advanced nuclear technology companies access to the research facilities and technical expertise within the DOE national laboratories.
This project partners Kairos Power with Argonne National Laboratory to develop design rules for high temperature corrosion resistant structures and helps accelerate construction of Kairos Power’s fluoride salt-cooled, high-temperature nuclear reactor (KP-FHR).
“We look forward to continuing our relationship with Argonne National Laboratory on this important initiative,” said Dr. Micah Hackett, Director of Technology Development at Kairos Power. “This furthers our commitment to commercializing our advanced nuclear technology.”
The goal of this project is to develop design rules to enable the use of corrosion resistant cladding at the high temperatures relevant to advanced reactors, similar to methods used in conventional water-cooled reactors. Development of this design methodology will be generally beneficial to advanced reactor development. Furthermore, the ability to use cladding will improve the safety, reliability, and economic advantages inherent to the KP-FHR design.
About Kairos Power
Kairos Power is a nuclear energy technology and engineering company whose mission is to enable the world’s transition to clean energy with the ultimate goal of dramatically improving people’s quality of life while protecting the environment. This goal will be accomplished through the commercialization of the Kairos Power fluoride salt-cooled, high-temperature reactor (KP-FHR) that can be deployed with robust safety and at affordable cost.