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Terrestrial Energy Awarded $4 Million Grant to Build Nuclear Reactor Mockup

Terrestrial Energy was awarded a C$5.7 million ($4.3 million) grant from a tech fund founded by the Canadian government.

The grant from the Sustainable Development Technology Canada’s (SDTC) SD Tech Fund will be used to support Terrestrial’s pre-commercial activities, which conclude with the construction of an electrically-heated non-nuclear mockup within 30 months. The mockup will test and demonstrate many aspects of the integrated molten salt reactor (IMSR) operation, and will include data collected over a wide range of operation conditions of the performance of the reactor’s passive cooling systems. This will validate Terrestrial Energy’s safety analysis computer codes, regulatory engagement and key aspects of the IMSR’s safety case.

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