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US-based Oklo has signed an Option & Right of First Refusal to Purchase Real Estate (land rights agreement) with the non-profit Southern Ohio Diversification Initiative (SODI) for land including options for the siting of two powerhouses. This is an extension of Oklo and SODI’s May 2023 agreement for land to host two more of Oklo’s Aurora design fast neutron microreactors. Oklo received a site permit in December 2019 from the US Department of Energy (DOE) to build its first Aurora facility at Idaho National Laboratory (INL).

Date: Thursday, 08 February 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsoklo-firms-up-mmr-siting-agreement-and-receives-approval-for-fuel-fabrication-facility-11494087

A land rights agreement signed with the Southern Ohio Diversification Initiative (SODI) gives Oklo Inc the option and right of first refusal to purchase land in Southern Ohio where Oklo envisages deploying two of its Aurora 'powerhouses'. Meanwhile, the safety design strategy for a planned fuel facility in Idaho to support the deployment of its reactors has been approved by the US Department of Energy (DOE).

Date: Tuesday, 06 February 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Oklo-reports-progress-in-Idaho,-Ohio

The US Department of Energy (DOE), through the National Reactor Innovation Centre (NRIC), has awarded $3.9m to Radiant, Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation (UNSC) and Westinghouse to design experiments to test microreactor designs in the planned Demonstration of Microreactor Experiments (DOME) test bed at Idaho National Laboratory (INL).

Date: Friday, 27 October 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsmore-doe-funding-for-advanced-reactor-experiment-designs-11246897

Southern Company, TerraPower and Core Power have started pumped-salt operations in the Integrated Effects Test (IET) facility at TerraPower's laboratory in Everett, Washington. The IET will be used in the development of the Molten Chloride Fast Reactor.

Date: Thursday, 05 October 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Operations-begin-at-US-chloride-salt-test-system

The US Department of Energy (DOE) is working to recycle used fuel from the closed EBR-II reactor to make high-assay low-enriched uranium (HALEU) which is required by most advanced reactors designs. HALEU, enriched between 5% and 19.75% with uranium-235, is not currently available from domestic suppliers

Date: Wednesday, 06 September 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsus-doe-seeks-to-make-haleu-from-ebr-ii-used-fuel-11121968

The US Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), on behalf of the US Air Force and Department of Defense (DOD), has issued a notice of intent to award (NOITA) a contract to US-based fission technology company Oklo to provide heat and electricity to the Eielson Air Force Base near Fairbanks in Alaska as part of the Air Force's micro-reactor pilot programme. This programme was initiated in response to the Fiscal Year 2019 National Defense Authorisation Act, which required DOD to identify potential military locations to site, construct, and operate a micro-reactor. The NOITA initiates the acquisition process to potentially award the contract to Oklo under a long-term power purchase agreement executed by the DLA.

Date: Wednesday, 06 September 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsoklo-microreactors-considered-for-alaskan-military-base-11122089

The US Department of the Air Force, in partnership with the Defense Logistics Agency Energy, has selected Oklo Inc to site, design, construct, own and operate a microreactor facility to deliver electricity and steam at the Eielson Air Force Base in Alaska.

Date: Wednesday, 06 September 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Oklo-selected-for-Alaska-airbase-microreactor

US-based fission technology company Oklo has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Centrus Energy Corp to support deployment of Oklo’s advanced Aurora fission powerhouses and advanced nuclear fuel production in Southern Ohio. Oklo and Centrus became partners in 2021 after signing a Letter of Intent to cooperate in the development of a High-Assay, Low-Enriched Uranium (HALEU) fuel facility.

Date: Friday, 01 September 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsoklo-and-centrus-strengthen-cooperation-on-advanced-reactors-and-fuel-11112433

US-based fission technology company Oklo is to merge with AltC. Oklo said in a statement it believed roughly 40% of the Fortune 500 companies are committed to an emissions-free future, with some $2 trillion expected for power generation alone. "Oklo is pursuing two complementary tracks to address this demand: providing reliable, commercial-scale energy to customers; and selling used nuclear fuel recycling services to the US market," the company said.

Date: Friday, 14 July 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsoklo-announces-merger-with-acquisition-company-altc-11005073