Scientists at Texas A&M University are involved in a project aimed at creating a new type of nuclear power fuel. Advanced nuclear energy for enriched life (ANEEL) could be safer and more efficient than traditional uranium-based power. What’s more, it could play a big part in the clean energy transition.
Researchers at Texas A&M’s Nuclear Energy Science Center will help manufacture ANEEL pellets. These pellets are composed of a combination of thorium and uranium.
“We are excited for the opportunity to be part of the ANEEL fuel development to work with our colleagues at INL and CCTE to realize a safe and clean baseload energy solution for the world,” commented Sean McDeavitt, director of the NESC at Texas A&M.