Aurora – Oklo Application

Aurora – Oklo
Who:   Oklo Power LLC.
What:   Application for a custom combined license for a compact fast micro-reactor.
When:   March 11, 2020 (date of application submittal)
Where:   Idaho National Laboratory

Project Overview

The staff of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is currently engaged in review activities of the Aurora combined license application. Oklo Power LLC, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Oklo, Inc. Oklo, Inc. is a privately funded, U.S. based company focused on commercializing advanced fission power.

Plant Characteristic Description
Reactor Type Compact fast reactor that builds on the Experimental Breeder Reactor-II and space reactor legacy.  Heat is transported using heat pipes that function as thermal superconductors.
Containment Type Underground.  Reactor contained in several layers, including a robust cask-like module.
Power Level 4 MWth (~ 1.5 MWe)
Fuel Metallic uranium-zirconium. High Assay Low Enriched Uranium (HALEU)
Balance of Plant Supercritical CO2 Power Conversion System

For additional detail, see the following related pages:

Contacts for the Aurora – Oklo Application
Safety Project Manager Jan Mazza
Environmental Project Managers Robert Schaaf

Patricia Vokoun
Public Affairs Officer Scott Burnell


Page Last Reviewed/Updated Thursday, September 24, 2020