U.S. Patent for metallic nuclear fuel assembly

04 July 2018

Lightbridge Corporation (LTBR) was awarded a key patent from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office related to its metallic nuclear fuel assembly design. Design advantages of Lightbridge’s advanced metallic fuel technology include: improved reactor operating economics (increased power output and longer refueling cycles); enhanced safety (1000 degrees C cooler and does not reach temperatures to produce hydrogen); reduced waste and increased proliferation resistance of spent fuel; ability to load follow for pairing with renewable energy sources; and extended licensed reactor life.

This latest patent extends Lightbridge’s patent portfolio coverage in the United States to cover an entire metallic fuel assembly design for Western-type pressurized water reactors, which comprise two-thirds of those in operation worldwide. Lightbridge’s metallic fuel designs can also be adapted for use in nearly all other types of power reactors around the world.

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