In this episode we discuss... 

  • The function of our national lab system in prototyping reactors and creation of user facilities to revitalize innovation on this front

  • Walking through various permutations of fuels, coolants, and approaches towards proving new technologies

  • Turning points in the history of commercial nuclear development, here in the US and abroad, and the recent resurgence of nuclear excitement

  • Shaping policy at Thirdway, the clean energy think tank, and launching their first advanced nuclear summit

  • The concept of prize based incentives and how they might apply to the nuclear space

  • Concrete steps how the can DOE restructure their efforts to best encourage innovation

Professor, University of Wisconsin

Todd Allen

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