Member companies have joined in this alliance with the primary purpose to: 1) Advocate for the deployment of advanced systems and plants that utilize the HTGR and associated advanced technologies; 2) Utilize members’ capabilities, where appropriate to facilitate projects with government(s), other sovereign entities and the private sector; 3) Engage in and providing thought leadership in initiatives to modernize regulatory requirements and licensing processes for our mission; 4) Support and advocate for federal funding of research, development, and deployment programs and initiatives; and 5) Work with international organizations and supporting interested nations to foster technical and programmatic support that align with our mission and their interests to secure their future energy goals and objectives. Associated advanced technologies include: TRISO fuel; nuclear-grade graphite; high temperature metals and composite materials; analytical methods for reactor design; waste methods and management; and concepts for co-generation of electric power, hybrid energy systems, and process heat for industrial applications.
HTGR technology offers a major opportunity to stabilize historically volatile prices for premium fossil fuels and provide a new energy option to provide high temperature process heat for industrial applications. Stabilizing energy costs will encourage a return of process industry facilities to the U.S. from offshore locations where lower and more stably priced fuels and feedstocks have been available. As conventional fossil fuel supplies become more limited in the future due to supply or regulatory restrictions, HTGRs and associated advanced technologies promise to provide new sources of hydrogen and ways to shift chemical and fuels production to new feedstocks with reduced green-house gas (GHG) emissions.
Commercialization is essential to the National interests in achieving the evolving environmental and energy policy goals. We provide a forum and focus to communicate industry needs and requirements and work with others to seek out and promote industrial uses for HTGR technologies within the United States and globally.