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The missing piece in the future energy mix

We will develop a reactor that provides stable and reliable energy to power 250.000 households or provide high-temperature, clean steam to industry. The missing piece in the future energy mix.

  • <p id="isPasted">The Thorizon One will provide 250MW of industrial heat. This can be directly used in industrial processes, for example in the chemical industry or for hydrogen production. It can also be transformed into 100MW electricity, enough to power 250.000 households. In addition, the Thorizon One can turn the 100MW into 50-300MW of flexible capacity, storing energy when demand is low and releasing it during peak hours.</p><p>We offer our customers a turnkey reactor. That means we take care of licensing and building the reactor, together with our partners. After that, our reactor is easy to operate for our customers. We do all of this at a competitive cost (LCOE) of ~60 EUR/MWh.</p>

    Thorizon One

    The Thorizon One will provide 250MW of industrial heat. This can be directly used in industrial processes, for example in the chemical industry or for hydrogen production. It can also be transformed into 100MW electricity, enough to power 250.000 households. In addition, the Thorizon One can turn the 100MW into 50-300MW of flexible capacity, storing energy when demand is low and releasing it during peak hours.

    We offer our customers a turnkey reactor. That means we take care of licensing and building the reactor, together with our partners. After that, our reactor is easy to operate for our customers. We do all of this at a competitive cost (LCOE) of ~60 EUR/MWh.

  • <h4><br></h4><h4><em>“Thorizon One will be a great asset in the future carbon-free energy system, turning long-lived nuclear waste into a source of stable, affordable yet flexible energy to complement renewable sources – a missing piece that closes the loop of nuclear fuel.”&nbsp;</em></h4><p><br></p><p><strong>Titus Tielens</strong><br>CBDO</p>


    “Thorizon One will be a great asset in the future carbon-free energy system, turning long-lived nuclear waste into a source of stable, affordable yet flexible energy to complement renewable sources – a missing piece that closes the loop of nuclear fuel.” 


    Titus Tielens
    CBDO

  • Approach

    No one can create the next big thing on their own. We have teamed up with leading industry partners, research institutes, investors, government, and future users. Together we will bring our product to market and contribute to the energy transition as fast as possible.

  • Realistic path to market

    We pursue an ambitious and credible roadmap to start building the first Thorizon One in 2030. We have a realistic view of what it takes to develop the reactor and obtain a licence to operate and have a rigorous safety commitment at the heart of our design. Our smart and safe design helps in rapid commercialization.

    The replaceable cartridge design solves material degradation issues, enabling the use of existing and proven materials and components. We don’t have to qualify materials that have not been used in a nuclear setting before. This minimizes development and licensing timelines substantially.

  • <h4><em>“The key for success is in finding the right balance between capitalizing on the huge experience of the traditional nuclear industry and adopting a disruptive approach in terms of cost, timing, and organisation.”&nbsp;</em></h4><p><br></p><p><strong>Laure Claquin</strong><br>COO &amp; Director France</p>

    “The key for success is in finding the right balance between capitalizing on the huge experience of the traditional nuclear industry and adopting a disruptive approach in terms of cost, timing, and organisation.” 


    Laure Claquin
    COO & Director France

  • Partners

    Working together with partners who are experts in their fields shortens our time to market and increases our chances of success. We work together with several renowned partners in the development of our reactor and the supply chain around it. A few examples:

    Orano is our highly valued partner for the development of the fuel and associated supply chain. Orano has decades of unique experience in reprocessing spent fuel from nuclear facilities in France and the Netherlands. Orano is part of the consortium within the France 2030 subsidy program.

    For the validation of our technology, we work together with several research institutes and universities. For example, the Nuclear Research and Consultancy Group (NRG) is a key partner in the development of our reactor. At DIFFER in Eindhoven, we validate our material choices in a representative set-up. In France, we work together with both Université de Lille and Centrale Lille on salt chemistry. 

    We have support from several leading nuclear consultants to progress our design and on the licensing procedure. Tractebel in Belgium provides broad support and external validation of our systems, models and cost estimates.

    We continue to develop our partnerships with future customers, industry players and investors along our journey to commercialization.