NuGen's Mission: Develop an Innovative Fully Integrated Modular Nuclear Engine
· The NuGen Engine™ will be a revolutionary single-cycle
microreactor contained in a single transportable module.
We call it the NuGen Engine™ because of its simple robust
compact configuration and its versatility.
· It has a unique highly innovative design: a fully integrated,
single-cycle system, with a spiral fuel core. The patented
spiral fuel core results in a shorter fuel core.
· The spiral fuel core—coupled with the full integration
and single cycle—make the reactor both more compact
and more efficient.
· These features also mean a simpler configuration, plus
fewer and simpler components, with key advantages:
high manufacturability and transportability and less maintenance. The high manufacturability will reduce the production costs and time, and also enable component optimization during the integration design phase.
· As a small gas-cooled reactor, the NuGen Engine™ is viewed as intrinsically safe. Its simple configuration and encapsulated fuel increase its level of safety.
· It would be deployable in a broad range of sectors and offer off-grid electricity, high-quality process heat and cogeneration. The uses include at remote locations, mining sites, desalination plants, mini- and macro-grids, and domestic military installations and data banks and for other national defense and space uses.
· NuGen has four US patents on its concept with other patents pending.
We have been guided in our design by the teachings of two revolutionary thinkers:
"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler." Albert Einstein
"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication." Leonardo da Vinci
We also believe: "Together, the world's energy companies can solve climate change, restore energy resilience, and enhance energy access for billions of our fellow humans." Steve Rhyne, NuGen's Founder.
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