The construction and operation of the reactor will be led by the Southern Company. She signed an agreement with the US Department of Energy to work on the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) site. As we already mentioned, TerraPower, as well as Core Power, Orano Federal Services, Electric Power Research Institute and 3M Company are participating in the project along with Southern Company.
It is worth noting that the US Department of Energy also allocates money for this project – investments amount to millions of dollars.
The final version of the reactor will use molten salt as a coolant and a means of supplying fuel to the reactor. The fission reaction in such an installation should be more efficient.