How To Make Nuclear Energy Safe (with Seaborg’s Troels Schönfeldt)


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Meeting rising energy requirements in a safe and climate-friendly way is one of the key challenges humanity needs to solve. Danish start-up Seaborg Technologies has a blueprint for the future of power that uses a new type of nuclear reactor that is safe, can be manufactured quickly, and deployed on barges to any location worldwide.

Seaborg CEO Troels Schönfeldt talks to Azeem Azhar about how the future of power stations could be sailing to your town soon.

They also discuss:

  • How the anti-nuclear movement influenced their thinking about the future of energy.
  • What it takes to create and scale safe nuclear power.
  • The learning rates that are driving the optimization of new energy systems.


Further resources:

Nuclear Fusion’s Time is Coming, Exponential View Podcast, 2022
Why Energy Storage is the Future of the Grid, Exponential View Podcast, 2022

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