The Fuel Factory will utilize uranium enriched to less than 10% from Urenco USA to fabricate Ultra Safe Nuclear's proprietary TRISO/FCM Fuel through a joint venture with Framatome.
10 UNITS / YEAR
20 METRIC TONS / YEAR
TRISO particle fuel is slated for use in many advanced reactors. With recent fuel deliveries, USNC leads TRISO manufacturing in the Western world.
FCM fuel produced in our factories can be used for a wide range of advanced reactors including gas-cooled, molten-salt, and even heat pipe reactors.
Graphite moderator blocks are loaded with FCM fuel and stacked together to form the core of the reactor. Graphite also serves as a core reflector.
Hydride moderators improve fuel burnup and reduce core and reactor size. USNC makes both proprietary canned hydrides and composite moderators.