USNC and Peregrine Turbine Technologies Announce Collaboration on Advanced Energy Systems

USNC and Peregrine Turbine Technologies Announce Collaboration on Advanced Energy Systems

Ultra Safe Nuclear Corp. (USNC) and Peregrine Turbine Technologies (PTT) are pleased to announce a collaboration aimed at integrating USNC’s Pylon reactor with PTT’s patented sCO2 energy conversion system and advanced heat exchanger technologies. Both companies’ systems are modular, allowing for the scalable production of power. This partnership focuses on enhancing clean energy generation through advanced nuclear and turbine technologies.

The Pylon reactor, developed by USNC, is a compact nuclear reactor designed for versatility in application and deployment. It is designed to provide between 1MWth and 5MWth of power for up to three years and can be integrated with modular balance of plants tailored to specific applications including remote terrestrial, marine, and space deployments. In 2024, USNC was selected for the National Reactor Innovation Center (NRIC) Front End Engineering program, a significant step toward demonstrating the Pylon reactor at the DOME facility at Idaho National Laboratory (INL) by 2027.

PTT’s energy conversion system, successfully developed and demonstrated in collaboration with Sandia National Laboratories’ Brayton Laboratory, is tailored for advanced nuclear reactors. It offers enhanced efficiency compared to traditional steam and Air Brayton conversion systems, with a significantly reduced footprint. PTT’s systems are 1.5 X the efficiency of steam with less than 1/3rd the footprint, and 3+ X efficiency of Air Brayton conversion systems.

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This collaboration represents a shared commitment to advancing nuclear technology and turbine systems for cleaner energy production. By combining USNC’s innovative reactor design with PTT’s world-record energy conversion efficiency, the partnership will result in a transformative reliable and scalable clean energy solutions.

About Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation (USNC):

USNC is 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.

About Peregrine Turbine Technologies (PTT)

PTT is a privately held, Maine, limited liability company formed in April 2012, and focused onthe development and deployment of advanced sCO2 (supercritical carbon dioxide) turbine power generation, energy storage, and propulsion systems.

The Company has received awards from the Air Force Research Lab (AFRL), the Office of Naval Research (ONR), and the Maine Technology Institute (MTI) in support of its leading development of Brayton cycle sCO2 gas turbine development for energy conversion. PTT also holds a long-term Combined Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with Sandia National Laboratories for support in the development, testing, and de-risking of its patented sCO2 turbomachinery and heat exchangers.

PTT’s senior leadership team collectively has over 250 years of successful, demonstrated management of complex technologies, systems, products, and operations with Companies ranging from GE, Rolls Royce, Pratt and Whitney, Sundstrand, and Solar Turbines to Allied Signal, General Signal, Great Northern Paper Company and American Capital.

The Company is built on the principles of agility, fact-based decision making and collective best thinking, providing it with a strong capacity and experience base to lead this emerging technology from concept through market penetration.

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