SC APEX Accelerator congratulates Metatomic, Inc., on being selected as a recipient of a Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear (GAIN) Nuclear Energy Voucher to support the innovation of advanced nuclear technologies.
The voucher process provides access to extensive nuclear research capabilities and expertise available across the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratory complex.
This voucher enables Metatomic to partner with the Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) in Aiken, SC, to provide bench scale demonstration of the Metatomic process technologies.
“We’re honored to receive this GAIN award from the Department of Energy and are excited about our technology for the zero-toxic waste conversion of spent nuclear fuel into new salt fuel for advanced molten salt reactors,” says Tom Epting, Metatomic Board member.
By providing technology to supply salt fuel for these reactors, Metatomic will promote the production of potentially hundreds of years’ of electricity without carbon emissions, while also contributing to a safer environment in the United States.
GAIN has awarded nuclear energy vouchers for eight years totaling $31.8M in funding since its start. This announcement was the fourth and final award for FY 2023.