Several universities to experiment with micro nuclear power


              Last Energy's demonstration unit that contains a prototype reactor, is shown Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023, in Brookshire, Texas. For the company's CEO, Bret Kugelmass, the urgency of the climate crisis means zero-carbon nuclear energy must be scaled up soon. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
            
              Last Energy CEO Bret Kugelmass walks past the company's demonstration unit that contains a prototype reactor, Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023, in Brookshire, Texas. Kugelmass, a technology entrepreneur and mechanical engineer, said the 20-megawatt microreactors could replace carbon dioxide-emitting fossil fuels that power factories or data centers. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
            
              A cross-section of a prototype reactor is shown inside Last Energy's microreactor demonstration unit Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023, in Brookshire, Texas. For the company's CEO, Bret Kugelmass, the urgency of the climate crisis means zero-carbon nuclear energy must be scaled up soon. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
            
              Last Energy CEO Bret Kugelmass explains how power could be produced from a nuclear microreactor during a tour inside the company's demonstration unit that contains a prototype reactor, Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023, in Brookshire, Texas. Kugelmass, a technology entrepreneur and mechanical engineer, said the 20-megawatt microreactors could replace carbon dioxide-emitting fossil fuels that power factories or data centers. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
            
              A cross-section of a prototype reactor is shown inside Last Energy's microreactor demonstration unit Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023, in Brookshire, Texas. For the company's CEO, Bret Kugelmass, the urgency of the climate crisis means zero-carbon nuclear energy must be scaled up soon. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
            
              Last Energy CEO Bret Kugelmass poses in front a prototype reactor inside the company's demonstration unit on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023, in Brookshire, Texas. Kugelmass, a technology entrepreneur and mechanical engineer, said the 20-megawatt microreactors could replace carbon dioxide-emitting fossil fuels that power factories or data centers. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)