newcleo is a clean and safe nuclear technology startup located in UK.
newcleo’s disruptive approach is based on the innovative application of well-developed technologies, including: Lead Fast Reactors (LFRs), which utilise lead as a coolant rather than water or sodium; Accelerator Driven Systems (ADSs), based on coupling a sub-critical reactor with a particle accelerator and the use of natural thorium fuel.
The application of these technologies has the potential to:
1. dramatically decrease the volume of radioactive waste produced, while eliminating the need of a geological repository for
2. much more effective use of existing uranium fuel, while moving toward the use of natural thorium;
3. avoid nuclear accidents as the reactor core remains at all times, sub-critical, and the nuclear cascade can be interrupted
instantly by switching off the accelerator.