Ep. 160 - Eben Mulder, X Energy


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In this episode, we discuss...

  • The role of the Atomic Energy Corporation in South Africa’s nuclear development
  • System challenges of dramatically scaling nuclear technology
  • Innovative nuclear solutions to service the vast population differences in South Africa
  • Germany’s role in educating and supporting South Africa’s pebble-bed nuclear reactor
  • Groundbreaking postgraduate nuclear programs Mulder founded at North-West University
  • X Energy’s mission to commercially establish pebble-bed reactor technology and spread it throughout the world
  • Challenges of obtaining clientele and licensing for new nuclear technology
  • Evolution of the pebble-bed nuclear reactor and the energy potential it can bring to the U.S. electrical grid

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