© 2019 by Titans of Nuclear. Produced by the Energy Impact Center: www.energyimpactcenter.org

In this episode, we discuss...

  • Bob’s personal journey in the nuclear industry

  • Bob’s work in Nuclear Fuel Commercial Operations at Framatome

  • Different types of nuclear fuel design

  • Switching out fuel type as a means of reducing enrichment

  • Ways in which fuel is designed for the commercial sector

  • Processes and procedures within a full-scale fuel fabrication facility

  • Who are the commercial sector buyers of nuclear fuel?

  • What types of new fuels are being developed and what needs prompted their conception? 

  • What do typical nuclear fuel contracts look like and how do they differ from other industries?

  • Influence of cladding and temperature on the MHz limit

  • A deep dive into the process behind getting new fuel approved

Bob Freeman

VP Nuclear Fuel Commercial Operations, Framatome (US)