Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation, a U.S. corporation headquartered in Seattle, is a global leader and vertical integrator of nuclear technologies and services, on Earth and in Space. Major initiatives include the Micro Modular Reactor (MMR®), Fully Ceramic Micro-encapsulated (FCM®) nuclear fuel, and nuclear power and propulsion technologies for space exploration. The company is demonstrating MMR Energy Systems at the Canadian Nuclear Laboratories with Ontario Power Generation and at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. New deployment projects underway in the United States, Canada, and Europe.
Ultra Safe Nuclear is committed to bringing safe, commercially competitive, clean and reliable nuclear energy to global power and industrial markets. Ultra Safe Nuclear is working with NASA and the Defense Department on advanced radioisotope power, nuclear thermal propulsion systems and advanced materials using the same strict inherent and intrinsic safety principles to drive innovation in fuels, materials, and design.
Ultra Safe Nuclear is the only private company producing TRISO and FCM fuel. This is enabling the transformation of key power and industrial sectors.
Develop, deploy and vertically integrate nuclear energy solutions, inclusive of hardware, fuel, execution and operational know how, that are safe and commercially competitive.
Reliable Zero-Carbon Energy Anywhere
We will engage with and support our employees, contractors, vendors, clients, business partners, and our host communities to uphold and embrace these values:
- Safety: protect the public, our people and the environment from harm from our activities or products.
- Quality: develop a superior product that meets the requirements of our clients and communities.
- Expediency: build on experience and use the latest technological tools to create value and deliver the best products and outcomes.
- Character: treat each other with fairness, respect, care and honesty.
- Cooperation: excel individually and together in everything we do. We will achieve greatness through cooperation.
Ultra Safe Nuclear's 250+ employees operate in three divisions.
Safety Matters. Core Division develops materials and fuels designed and manufactured at scale.
Ready to Build. Power Division is developing commercial-grade, zero-carbon, zero-risk Energy Systems for power and heat utilization - on or off-grid.
No Limits. Tech division develops advanced systems and technology targeting space applications for commercial and government customers.
Board of Directors
Richard Hollis Helms
CEO & Founder
CEO & Founder
eVP of Strategic Engagements
Senior VP Project Development
Chief Commercial Officer
Bret van den Akker
Director of Fuel Cycle Innovation
Chief of Staff
eVP of Finance
Corporate Project Manager
VP of Business Development, U.S.
eVP of Legal Affairs/General Counsel
Director Stakeholder Engagement
VP Communications and Marketing
Plant Director, MMR Factory
Chief Nuclear Officer
Director - Additive Manufacturing
Quality and Systems Manager
Donald "Gus" Gustavson
Business Operations Manager
Director - Fuel Qualification and Testing
Environmental Health and Safety Manager
Director - Uranium Processing
Director - Chemical Vapor Processing
Fuel Design Manager
Director of Strategy
Manager, Pylon Program
NTP Program Manager
Chief Engineer, Radioisotopes
Chief Engineer, Nuclear Thermal Propulsion
Hardware Systems Functional Lead
Industrial Security Manager
Director - Commercial
Jan van Ravenswaay
Director - Hydrogen
VP MMR Technology
Director - Quality Management System
VP - MMR Projects
VP Business Development, U.K.
Won Jae Lee
Director - Core Design
Director - Analysis
Director, MMR Pilot Production
Director - Portfolio Management
Framatome and Ultra Safe Nuclear have signed a non-binding Heads of Terms Agreement to to bring commercially viable, fourth-generation nuclear fuel to market for USNC’s Micro-Modular™ reactor (MMR®) and other advanced reactor designs.
Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation and Portland Holdings Sign an MOU to Provide Support for Countries and Industries in the Advancement of their Zero-Carbon Goals
Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation, the U.S.-based global leader in the deployment of fourth-generation gas-cooled microreactors, and Portland Holdings Investco Limited (Portland), a privately
Ultra Safe Nuclear and Lappeenranta University of Technology to explore first advanced research microreactor in Finland
Featured image: Rector Juha-Matti Saksa of LUT and CEO Francesco Venneri of Ultra Safe Nuclear sign agreement to study MMR advanced reactor deployment at Finland's
Deployment Partner and Investor
Collaborators for MMR
USNC is a Global Team
Global Head Office
and Market Development
UK Market, AMR Program
Daejeon, South Korea
MMR® Power Plant Design