September 13, 2018 - 1:49 PM EDT
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X-energy Holds First Public Meeting on Their Xe-100 Advanced Reactor with the NRC

GREENBELT, Md., Sept. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- X-energy held their first public meeting on September 11, 2018 with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to discuss the design of the Xe-100, a high temperature gas-cooled (HTGR) pebble bed advanced reactor. This week's discussions are the beginning of X-energy's pre-application engagement with the NRC and a follow-on to the company's July 31 Regulatory Engagement Plan submission to the NRC Office of New Reactors (NRO).


Harlan Bowers, X-energy's President, stated: "This initial meeting was intended to familiarize the NRC staff with our Xe-100 reactor design and program development. X-energy's systematic and deliberate approach to conceptual design will result in a well-defined reactor solution; engagement with the NRC during the conceptual design process will enable us to address key technical issues that have a high degree of design influence. The result will be a complete reactor concept that effectively balances the use of current technologies and material standards while ensuring the solution delivers electricity at highly competitive rates."

Dr. Kam Ghaffarian, X-energy's Founder and CEO, said, "Advanced reactors will play a significant role in America's energy future and we look forward to regular engagement with the NRC staff. Our NRC relationship has been highly positive to-date and the NRO core team is ready to support our regulatory needs."

About X-energy
X-energy is an advanced nuclear reactor design and TRISO-based fuel fabrication company. X-energy is developing an innovative nuclear power plant design solution. The Xe-100 is a 200MWt (75MWe) high temperature gas-cooled pebble bed modular reactor that requires less time to construct, uses factory-produced components, cannot melt down, and is "walk-away" safe without operator intervention. In concert with Xe-100 design, X-energy is actively producing TRISO-based fuel forms and is implementing pilot scale manufacturing capacities. Reactor and fuel activities are supported by $38.5M in private investment, a five-year $53 DOE Cooperative Agreement for advanced reactor and TRISO fuel research, and a three-year Cooperative Agreement (funded to $10M) for design and license application development of a commercial TRISO-X HALEU fuel fabrication facility. Twitter: @xenergynuclear; Facebook:,

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