Atomic Show #318 – Brian Gitt, Business Development, Oklo

Atomic Show #318 – Brian Gitt, Business Development, Oklo

Brian Gitt, the Business Development lead at Oklo, visited the Atomic Show to describe his employer’s business model and current prospects. Oklo is an advanced fission and fuel recycling company with an expansive vision for becoming a competitive clean energy supplier. It plans to provide heat and/or electricity as a service from a fleet of…

Atomic Show #317 – Trey Lauderdale – Founder, Atomic Canyon

Atomic Show #317 – Trey Lauderdale – Founder, Atomic Canyon

Atomic Canyon is a six month old company that is developing AI tools to improve the efficiency of routine tasks associated with developing, licensing, building, owning and operating nuclear plants. Their first product, called Neutron, uses AI to modernize searching the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s 52 million page collection of publicly available documents that are currently…

Atomic Show #316 – Emmet Penney, Pronuclear Poet

Atomic Show #316 – Emmet Penney, Pronuclear Poet

Emmet Penney is an unlikely, but effective pronuclear advocate. He earned his degrees in fine arts and great books and worked for several years as a professional poet – along with working in a bookstore as a way to keep paying the bills. He gradually transitioned from poetry into writing thoughtful essays on a variety…

Atomic Show #314 – Economies of scale for micro, small, medium, large reactors – with James Krellenstein

Atomic Show #314 – Economies of scale for micro, small, medium, large reactors – with James Krellenstein

James Krellenstein is a physicist, consultant and nuclear energy historian. He is currently employed as a senior advisor to Global Health Strategies. He started up their decarbonization practice with an emphasis on nuclear energy along with renewables. He was the lead author on GEH’s report on ways to reduce global dependence on Russia for necessary…

Atomic Show #313 – Stefano Buono, Founder and CEO of Newcleo

Atomic Show #313 – Stefano Buono, Founder and CEO of Newcleo

Stefano Buono is a physicist and the successful founder of Advanced Accelerator Applications, a multibillion dollar company that pioneered the use of several therapeutic medical isotopes. After making several people very rich, including himself, he sold the medical isotope business and returned to his early 1990s field of study – nuclear fission reactors using molten…

Atomic Show #312 – Tyler Bernstein, CEO Zeno Power

Atomic Show #312 – Tyler Bernstein, CEO Zeno Power

Zeno Power makes cost-effective radioisotope power systems (RPS) for some of the most challenging environments in the solar system. Its systems use a proprietary package that allows a wider variety of isotopes to perform functions previously reserved for Pu-238, a rare isotope that is slowly produced at great expense. What is the value of RPS?…

Atomic Show #311 – Mary Jo Rogers – Founder, Rogers Leadership Group

Atomic Show #311 – Mary Jo Rogers – Founder, Rogers Leadership Group

Mary Jo Rogers is a trained clinical psychologist who developed her interest workforce safety cultures and leadership in the nuclear power sector while consulting and working for ComEd (later Exelon). At the time she began her work, ComEd was a perennially under-performing utility with new leaders that were committed to turning it into the best…

Atomic Show #310 – Ron Faibish on Space Nuclear Power

Atomic Show #310 – Ron Faibish on Space Nuclear Power

In the past few years, there has been a strong revival of interest in using nuclear fission energy to power space travel and planetary exploration. There have also been new developments in radioisotope thermal generators that will make them more widely available with greater energy density. Though there has been interest in using nuclear energy…

Atomic Show #309 – Matt Huber, Geography of Energy

Atomic Show #309 – Matt Huber, Geography of Energy

Matt Huber is a professor of geography at Syracuse University. He writes about energy, economies and the way that energy sources have influenced modern societies and economies. One of his first books was Lifeblood: Oil, Freedom, and the Forces of Capital (2013) which is very briefly described as follows: Looking beyond the usual culprits, “Lifeblood”…

Atomic Show #308 – Alyssa Hayes, Nuclear Energy Advocate

Atomic Show #308 – Alyssa Hayes, Nuclear Energy Advocate

Alyssa Hayes is a leader in the pro-nuclear movement. She is a PhD candidate in nuclear engineering at the University of Tennessee and she has been interested in policy making and politics since interning with her local representative when she was 14 years old. She was involved in the successful efforts to save four nuclear…

Atomic Show #307 – Mark Nelson, Managing Director Radiant Energy Group

Atomic Show #307 – Mark Nelson, Managing Director Radiant Energy Group

Mark Nelson has been traveling the world in an effort to help create a sustainable pronuclear movement. His focus includes both saving existing plants and encouraging the construction of new reactor in areas that have operating reactors, those that have shut down their nuclear plants and in countries that have never operated nuclear plants. We…