In this episode we discuss...

  • How Hans became interested in nuclear energy

  • An overview of the of pebble bed technology physics and materials

  • How high temperature can be safer than low temperature

  • The ups and downs of interest in the technology

  • He explains need to build expertise, infrastructure, modeling and new regulations just to lay the foundation for commercializing new technologies

  • Why even a 50MW pilot project is a large endeavor

  • The role INL plays as an independent auditor and fuel qualifier

  • He articulates the difference between pebblebed and prismatic reactors

  • And we wrap up with where Hans sees the future of Nuclear technology

Hans Gougar

Advanced reactor projects, Idaho National Labs

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