WHO WE ARE

A new, innovative player in nuclear energy

Launched in September 2021, newcleo is an innovator in the field of nuclear energy.

We are working towards generating safe, clean and sustainable nuclear energy, combining existing accessible technologies at competitive costs.

Under the leadership of our visionary co-founders and senior team, we are aiming to build a new industrial standard in nuclear energy with the best possible safety and sustainability levels.

OUR MORAL AND SCIENTIFIC IMPERATIVE TO BRING A NEW APPROACH TO NUCLEAR ENERGY

Our co-founder and CEO Stefano Buono has spent his professional life bringing innovation to the nuclear field.

A LONG-TERM VISION, CENTRED ON SAFETY AND SUSTAINABILITY

We are working on developing the latest generation of nuclear reactors providing a path to combatting both climate change and existing nuclear waste.

See how with our downloadable infographic.

NEWCLEO IN NUMBERS

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EUR 400 million
capital raised

deep pool of committed investors providing long-term financial support

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Presence in 3 countries:
UK, Italy, France

we have a global
mindset at our core

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around
150 people

a unique team of nuclear physicists and engineers that is growing fast

A STORY IN THE MAKING

September 2021 was the starting point of our company history, but our long term vision is based on combining technologies that have been in existence for many years.

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2030
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2032
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Long term
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Precursor

Our non-nuclear electrically-heated prototype will allow us to thoroughly test our solutions for the well-known challenges related to liquid metal and in particular lead.

This important work is being carried out in collaboration with ENEA, and the prototype will be built at the Brasimone site, Italy.

MINI Lead-cooled Fast Reactor (30 MWe)

This will meet the commercial demand for small electric generating units. SMRs can be plant manufactured – reducing cost and accelerating the commissioning.

At the same time, we will directly invest in a MOX plant to fuel our reactors.

SMALL Lead-cooled Fast Reactor (200 MWe)

Our terrestrial waste-to-energy reactor: exploiting the capacity of LFR reactors to close the fuel cycle, it will be used to produce energy and, at the same time, burn nuclear waste from existing nuclear plants, otherwise destined to a geological repository. This design displays some of our 13 patents, including the amphora-shaped inner vessel.

Accelerator Driven System (ADS)

All the previous steps and designs also serve a further goal:

to design and commercialise the ADS, a concept proposed by Nobel laureate Carlo Rubbia. This consists of a subcritical (not self-sustained) LFR coupled with a particle accelerator, enabling a thorium-based fuel cycle and the ultimate conditions for complete safety.

MOX fuel manufacturing

In order to avoid mining and to burn existing waste from the current nuclear industry, newcleo is aiming to establish MOX (Mixed Pu-U Oxides) fuel manufacturing: advantages include the ability to extract energy from the current nuclear industry waste, and to support energy independence.

WHAT DRIVES US

Our Mission, Vision, Purpose and Values have been developed to show how our company and our team aim to work together every day as we progress on our exciting journey

A committed member of the nuclear industry

A committed member
of the nuclear industry

We show our commitment to nuclear promotion and advancement also by joining industry organisations.