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TRISO Fuel

TRISO Production Experts

Our TRISO production facilities are currently licensed and have the capability for expanding existing infrastructure.

Located in Lynchburg, Virginia, the Specialty Fuel Facility at BWXT perfects fuel fabrication techniques required to support the vision of developing passively safe, compact nuclear reactors capable of economically generating electricity and hydrogen. As a participant in the U.S. Office of Nuclear Energy’s Next Generation Nuclear Plant (NGNP) program for more than 15 years, BWXT has developed the expertise to manufacture TRi-structural ISOtropic (TRISO) coated kernels for this unique application. And, under DOE’s Advanced Gas Reactor (AGR) Fuel Development Program, BWXT has manufactured and certified TRISO coated kernels and fuel compacts in production-scale quantities.

BWXT’s existing downblending and high-assay enrichment infrastructure means lower initial costs as compared to setting up a new TRISO production facility.