Decarbonizing and strengthening the global energy infrastructure using nuclear batteries
MIT Faculty and Researchers
The purpose of this project is to develop a flexible and road-transportable energy system consisting of a nuclear microreactor, or “nuclear battery”, and a turbo-generator, as well as their interfaces with end-user equipment. The nuclear battery system will be factory-fabricated, fueled with low-enriched uranium, and operated autonomously. This system has the potential to provide on-demand, carbon-free, economic, resilient, and safe energy for utility-scale electricity generation, distributed electricity generation, and heat applications.