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Fed Supernova

Capital Factory

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August 22, 2023

Terra Praxis' Senior Vice-President, Jon Guidroz, was present at Fed Supernova. This event connected entrepreneurs, government, and industry together to collaborate on dual-use solutions that put commercial technology in the hands of the Department of Defense. The 3-day event accelerated defense innovation by creating a unique, once-a-year opportunity for the entire ecosystem to converge with a shared mission in the hottest innovation hub in the country.

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REPOWER
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Why Microsoft is investing in Houston as an energy transition leader

EnergyCapital

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August 4, 2023

Houston is known as the energy capital of the world to many, and major players — from the mayor to corporations — are determined to translate that leadership to the energy transition. With that in mind, Microsoft has launched its own hub to celebrate the movement, featuring Terra Praxis, among other strategic partners.

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Microsoft Collaboration
REPOWER
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Nuclear Energy in a Low-Carbon Future: Key Facts and Issues

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Clean Air Task Force

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August 1, 2023

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Clean Air Task Force offered a three-day course for key leaders “Nuclear Energy in a Low-Carbon Future: Key Facts and Issues” on August 1–3, 2023. The course was organized by Terra Praxis Board Member, Jacopo Buongiorno, Tokyo Electric Power Company Professor in Nuclear Engineering and director of science and technology for the university’s Nuclear Reactor Laboratory. Terra Praxis' Co-CEO, Eric Ingersoll and Jacopo Buongiorno gave a lecture on the topic of the 'Cost Challenge'.

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Risks to the Energy Transition
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What They Really Mean for You

BBC - Science & Nature

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August 1, 2023

How we heat our homes is set to radically change as the UK government phases out gas boilers? But can changing the technology we use every day help us reduce greenhouse gases and stop climate change? BBC investigates if it’s possible to heat our homes by replacing oil and gas boilers with new green alternatives, whether the country is ready to build an entirely low-carbon electricity network, and if we can do it all before the government’s net zero target of 2050. Kirsty Gogan was interviewed to provide a potential answer to these staggering questions.

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Nuclear Basics & Communications
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30th Symposium on Fusion Engineering

UK Atomic Energy Authority

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July 10, 2023

The IEEE Symposium on Fusion Engineering (SOFE) is a biennial conference with a focus on fusion excellence. SOFE2023 was held in Oxford and it has only been the second time that it has taken place outside of the US, the first time it has been in Europe. The event was hosted by the UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) and brought the global fusion community together. Terra Praxis' Founding Partner and Co-CEO, Kirsty Gogan, gave a talk on "Developing a fast, low-cost, and repeatable system to decarbonize the global coal fleet with fission and fusion by 2050".

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REPOWER
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Great.com interviews Terra Praxis on Climate Solution Through Nuclear Energy

Great.com

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June 26, 2023

Erik Bergman from Great.com interviewed Terra Praxis as part of their 'Great.com Talks With...' podcast. This series is an antidote to negative news stories and aims to shed light on organizations and experts whose work is making a positive impact on the world. Nuclear power plants leave a very tiny environmental footprint compared to coal plants. What we get in return are much larger amounts of energy. We need the whole range of clean energy tools, including wind, solar and nuclear - which provides the level of energy required to meet growing global demand with no emissions. Because of that, there has to be a conversation around transitioning away from fossil fuels and into nuclear. And in their latest episode, Erik talked with Kirsty Gogan, Founding Director and Co-CEO of Terra Praxis.

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REPOWER
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Nuclear Energy: Status and Future

Sustain Southern California

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June 1, 2023

Eric Ingersoll presented at the Sustain SoCal which brought together a panel of experts in the nuclear energy field (fusion and fission) who gave a high-level overview of where the industry stands today and where it is going.

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REPOWER
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New Nuclear Summit 2023

City & Financial Global

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May 18, 2023

This conference is the second edition of the New Nuclear Summit. This year, the conference served as a platform for the UK Government officials, key nuclear stakeholders and other industry experts to discuss the key issues involved in the UK’s nuclear renaissance. The discussion also included a review of new nuclear outside the UK.

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REPOWER
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Repowering coal: scaling up the energy transition

SpaceshipOne

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May 17, 2023

Co-host Anna and Megan Pulliam, Terra Praxis Chief Development Officer, talked about the greatest carbon abatement opportunity in the world: Repowering Coal Fleets with emissions-free heat sources, such as fission and fusion reactors. This initiative, led by Terra Praxis, aims to convert the world's 2400 coal plants in the world into clean energy sources, bringing countless benefits to human health and economic prosperity for communities.

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REPOWER
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SMR & Advanced Reactor 2023

Reuters Events

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May 4, 2023

The Reuters SMR & Advanced Reactor event is the leading SMR conference with over 600 nuclear change makers coming together to unlock the multi-billion industry. Thanks to the support of Anthropocene Institute, Terra Praxis was a sponsor of Day 1 and Kirsty and Eric delivered the keynote address, sharing the rationale, engineering innovations, and massive potential impact of REPOWER.

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REPOWER
Small Modular Reactors
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Nuclear seen as key part of mix for clean hydrogen

Reuters Events

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May 3, 2023

The production of clean synthetic fuels is key if we want to decarbonize the economy to achieve the urgent clean energy transition. This article highlights how hydrogen produced from clean energy sources needs to step up, nuclear energy could be a big player in its production and offers some key advantages over other clean forms of energy sources, such as land use and costs.

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Zero-Carbon Fuels
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Ep125: Kirsty Gogan "Annual Update: All Things Nuclear"

Cleaning Up

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April 26, 2023

On the day this episode was recorded, Germany shut down its last 3 nuclear power plants - active assets producing massive amounts of clean energy. Michael Liebreich and Kirsty Gogan discuss what drove this decision and its consequences. They also share their thoughts on how nuclear energy's role in the clean energy transition, though now recognized and proven, still struggles to make its way.

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REPOWER
Zero-Carbon Fuels
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Startup Showcase: Terra Praxis – Innovating Scalable Solutions for a Livable Planet

Brutal Tech News

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April 17, 2023

Terra Praxis featured as Brutal Tech's startup showcase.

"As a climate solution accelerator, Terra Praxis is accelerating solutions that have the potential to scale and have a significant impact on the decarbonization challenge."
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REPOWER
Zero-Carbon Fuels
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Terra Praxis 2022 Annual Review

TerraPraxis

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April 6, 2023

Widespread impacts from climate change are already here. Our actions in this critical decade will determine the full extent of future impacts on our children and grandchildren. In our 2022 Annual Review, you will see how, with our world-class sustainability partners, Terra Praxis is the only entity designing a scalable, rapid repowering system to decarbonize the entire global coal fleet by 2050. This is how we plan to eliminate one-third of global carbon emissions and provide a method for supplying affordable, reliable, and emissions-free energy to billions of people. With global coal consumption reaching record highs in 2022, solutions like this are needed now more than ever.

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Terra Praxis
REPOWER
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Economic Aspects of Repurposing Coal-Fired Power Plants with Nuclear Power Plants

International Atomic Energy Agency

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April 5, 2023

In April 2023, Terra Praxis took part in this IAEA webinar that discussed economic considerations around the potential for repurposing retired or operating coal-fired power plants with nuclear power plants to support climate change mitigation. This webinar provided an opportunity to highlight current case studies in this area, including potential economic benefits, identified challenges and possible solutions.

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REPOWER
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Why ‘nuclear energy is the answer to the climate emergency’

Power Engineering International PEI

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March 22, 2023

"We are still not treating the climate emergency as if it was an emergency" is one of many of Kirsty Gogan's insights during her interview with Pamela Largue at Enlit Europe. This article highlights the key issues Kirsty addressed in terms of why nuclear energy should be part of the energy transition in order to address the climate urgency.

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REPOWER
Economics, Cost Drivers & Commercialization
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SMR readiness and the launch of the NEA SMR Dashboard

Nuclear Energy Agency

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March 13, 2023

Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) Small Modular Reactor (SMR) Dashboard launch, which includes analysis of 21 SMR designs and the progress towards their deployment and commercialization. Terra Praxis Founding Director, Kirsty Gogan joined a panel of experts who discussed the energy planning priorities of potential end-users.

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REPOWER
Small Modular Reactors
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Seaborg joins Terra Praxis coal-to-nuclear initiative

World Nuclear News

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March 13, 2023

Terra Praxis and Danish floating nuclear power plant developer Seaborg have agreed to assess Seaborg's Compact Molten Salt Reactor (CMSR) as a potential heat source to support the rapid decarbonization of the global coal fleet.

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REPOWER
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South by Southwest 2023

SXSW

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March 12, 2023

Terra Praxis joined its partners from Anthropocene at this exciting festival, where Terra Praxis had a chance to walk people through our work on REPOWER.

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REPOWER
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SEABORG JOINS TERRA PRAXIS’ GLOBAL REPOWER CONSORTIUM WORKING TO DECARBONIZE COAL PLANTS

Seaborg & Terra Praxis

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March 10, 2023

Terra Praxis and Seaborg have agreed to assess Seaborg’s CMSR as a potential heat source in the standardized, systematic method of repurposing existing coal-fired power plants with nuclear reactors, developed by Terra Praxis. Many coal power plants are located close to industrial water courses or oceans providing direct site access for Seaborg's floating power barge product.

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REPOWER
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Microsoft Energy Transition Center of Excellence

Microsoft

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March 7, 2023

Terra Praxis was honored to be featured at the newly inaugurated Microsoft Energy Transition Center of Excellence grand opening, where we showcased REPOWER, the largest carbon abatement solution on the planet.

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REPOWER
Microsoft Collaboration
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CERAWeek 2023: Microsoft launches the Energy Transition Center of Excellence

Microsoft Industry Blog

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March 7, 2023

To meet their net-zero goals, companies need support across their energy transition journeys to reduce CO2 emissions, capture and store carbon, generate green hydrogen, repower coal, and optimize wind turbines. The new Microsoft Center of Excellence will showcase leading energy transition solutions and give customers an opportunity to learn first-hand the solutions offered by Microsoft and our global partner ecosystem.

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REPOWER
Microsoft Collaboration
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COPENHAGEN ATOMICS HAS JOINED TERRA PRAXIS’ GLOBAL REPOWER CONSORTIUM WORKING TO DECARBONIZE COAL PLANTS

Copenhagen Atomics & Terra Praxis

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March 6, 2023

Terra Praxis and Copenhagen Atomics have agreed to assess Copenhagen Atomics Waste Burner (CAWB) as a potential heat source in the standardized, systematic method of repurposing existing coal-fired power plants with nuclear reactors, developed by Terra Praxis. Parties anticipate that the success of Terra Praxis’ Repowering Coal system will be a dramatic reduction in regulatory licensing scope, project duration, project costs, and commercial risks to enable the rapid decarbonization of coal plants to achieve net zero emissions by 2050.

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REPOWER
Terra Praxis
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Interregional Workshop on Education and Training tools and Knowledge Transfer for SMRs

International Atomic Energy Agency

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February 27, 2023

The purpose of the workshop was to explore the challenges in developing an adequate level of competence and experienced personnel to operate and maintain the new generation small modular reactors. Operating these reactors may require a different kind of organization structure and personnel may need a different set of competencies and expertise.

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Small Modular Reactors
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Enlit Impact Circle

Enlit

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February 16, 2023

Kirsty Gogan, and Eric Ingersoll, Terra Praxis Founding Directors and Co-CEOs, participated in the Enlit Impact Circle, where a group of select experts gathered to give shape to the upcoming Enlit Europe conference program.

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REPOWER
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Distributech International

Distributech

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February 7, 2023

Did you know that coal plants can be repurposed with advanced reactors to become clean energy generators? Terra Praxis and our partners from Microsoft and Schneider Electric gathered at DISTRIBUTECH to showcase the largest single carbon abatement opportunity on the planet.

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REPOWER
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Unleashing the co-benefits of nuclear power

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

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February 7, 2023

Terra Praxis Founding Director and Co-CEO, Kirsty Gogan, participated in a roundtable discussion hosted by the IAEA Director General Rafael M. Grossi on ‘Unleashing the co-benefits of nuclear power.'

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Small Modular Reactors
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Why Shipyards May Be The Future of Fission

Robert Bryce

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January 20, 2023

The biggest challenge facing the future of the global nuclear sector can be summed up in one word: scale, we aren’t building new reactors fast enough to make even a small dent in global greenhouse gas emissions, which continue to rise. However, shipyards have the production capacity to churn out reactor vessels at the scale needed to make a difference in the global electricity mix. Indeed, they have the ability to build powerships at rates that could transform the nuclear industry.

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Risks to the Energy Transition
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The Future of Nuclear at Sea

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December 26, 2022

Shipyards build ships, of course. But they are more than that; in reality, they are manufacturing centers for all manner of extremely large, complex, and highly regulated items, such as oil drilling platforms, cruise ships, and other marine vessels. In addition to large things, shipyards specialize in constructions that are designed for extremely challenging environments and operations, such as submarines or ice breakers. Modern shipyards already have the professionals and the supply chains in place to deliver safe, reliable, and ready-to-go products at impressively high levels of quality control and assurance. There’s no real reason that they couldn’t turn that expertise toward building modular reactors and assemble them into barges and other offshore platforms that could operate as offshore power plants—perhaps even offshore power plants linked directly to hydrogen and synthetic fuel production.

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Zero-Carbon Fuels
Small Modular Reactors
Economics, Cost Drivers & Commercialization
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Workshop on Physics and Technology of Innovative Nuclear Energy Systems

IAEA and ICTP

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December 12, 2022

Terra Praxis' Chief Technology Officer, Chirayu Batra, was invited as an expert lecturer for this workshop reviewing state-of-the-art reactor design concepts, nuclear fuel cycle options including design and technological features of various innovative reactors.

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Small Modular Reactors
Nuclear Basics & Communications