OKLO: POWERING A CLEAN ENERGY FUTURE WITH ADVANCED FISSION 🗓

— Potentially a colossal game-changer

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IEEE ALASKA SECTION, FAIRBANKS SUB-SECTION, UAA & UAF Student Branches, and PES CHAPTER
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Webinar Date: August 19, 2020 11:30AM
Speaker: Jacob DeWitte of Oklo, Inc.

Location: on the Web

Cost: none
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Summary:
As we have been discussing various energy solutions for our state, we have, so far, discussed energy storage, wind, solar, hydro, carbon dividends and just about everything BUT nuclear power. However, if nuclear power can be made to work on scales that are suitable for Alaskan applications, this would be a colossal game-changer. Instead of barging in hundreds of thousands of gallons of diesel fuel to coastal towns (or flying diesel in to interior communities), a single power plant could potentially power its community or industrial site for years or decades between refuelings, and this power would be provided 24/7/365 without regard for the weather. Instead of using heating oil, people in rural communities could utilize either the waste heat from the reactor or use electric heat. Overall, this has the potential to drastically reduce air pollution and reduce the cost of living out in the bush, and the developments that result from developing micro reactor technology have the potential to enable other solutions as well.

The presentation will cover the following topics:

About Oklo
Fast Facts on the Aurora Powerhouse
Plant Applications and Plant Features
Technical Details
Fuel Recycling