Oklo Inc. has been awarded a USD 4.5M cost-share project along with Argonne National Laboratory (Argonne) from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E). The award is funded under the ARPA-E OPEN 2021 program, a USD 175M funding opportunity that prioritizes funding technologies that support novel approaches to clean energy challenges. Oklo will partner with Argonne to develop advanced sensor technologies that will enable high-fidelity material accounting. The sensors will be paired with machine learning to enhance facility-wide anomaly detection. These advanced technologies will enhance safeguards and security while also improving process efficiency, which will support the commercialization and licensing of safe and secure fuel recycling facilities.
This project is one of several projects that Oklo and Argonne are partnering on to provide the foundation for the commercialization of fuel recycling.