Lightbridge, KAERI to explore nuclear fuel opportunities
Lightbridge Corporation has entered into a memorandum of agreement with the Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI) to explore nuclear fuel collaboration opportunities.
According to the agreement, Lightbridge and KAERI will together explore opportunities in pre-irradiation examination of the Lightbridge-designed metallic fuel samples and other areas.
Lightbridge plans to conduct pre-irradiation examination of metallic fuel samples prior to their insertion for irradiation testing, as part of the planned loop irradiation experiments in the advanced test reactor in the US and MIR research reactor in Russia.
Lightbridge chief nuclear fuel development officer Jim Malone said that KAERI is interested in Lightbridge-designed metallic fuel technology and its potential application to Korean OPR-1000 and APR-1400 reactors.