1000

°C Cooler

The temperature at the core of Lightbridge Fuel roads is 1,000°C+ cooler than standard nuclear fuel

30

Patents

obtained in 2020

846000

Dollars

Three-quarters of the cost of Lightbridge’s technology development program - $846,000 in total - will be funded by a voucher from the U.S. Dept. of Energy’s GAIN program

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The Path to Drawdown: Nuclear

Addressing climate change and remaining below 1.5ºC of global warming compared to pre-industrial levels means that the world’s electricity source needs to switch from fossil fuels to 100% emissions-free sources by 2050. Nuclear power needs to be a significant component in the energy mix of that decarbonized future.

Extremely powerful and efficient in generating electricity, nuclear power has reduced CO2 emissions by over 60 gigatonnes over the last five decades -- equivalent to nearly 2 years’ worth of global energy-related emissions. Unlike solar and wind, electric generation from nuclear power is stable. The cost of building new plants is still very high, but once built, the energy is relatively inexpensive. With Generation III reactors on the horizon, nuclear power is becoming safer, cheaper, and more efficient.

Nuclear power accounts for 10.5% of global electricity generation today. To be on a path to remain under 1.5C° of warming, nuclear power needs to grow mildly in the next three decades:

  • <::marker> 6,093 TWh of nuclear electricity generated in 2018
  • <::marker> 6,245.3 TWh needed by 2050

CAGR of 0.08% from 2018-2050

What We Want to See Improve

Achieve Profitability

Despite lightbridge’s promising technology and product, the company has not yet made any sales and thus remains pre-revenue. We are eager to see them scale to the point of profitability.

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0.61%

Cameco Corp. (CCJ)

Cameco is one of the largest uranium producers in the world. Uranium is the metal used in generating nuclear power, an important clean energy source

0.05%

Centrus Energy Corp. (LEU)

Centrus sells low-enriched uranium and technical solutions to the nuclear power industry in the US. Nuclear power is a key part of the future energy mix

0.05%

Uranium Energy Corp. (UEC)

UEC explores, mines and processes uranium through in-situ recovery mining. Uranium is needed for nuclear energy, a key part of a zero-emission energy mix

0.03%

Ur-Energy Inc. (URG)

Ur-Energy identifies, acquires, explores, and processes uranium in the US. Nuclear power is a key element in the decarbonized energy mix

0.02%

Lightbridge Corp. (LTBR)

Lightbridge Corporation makes an all-metal fuel for nuclear reactors. Nuclear power is a key part of a zero-emissions energy mix

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