Canadian government invests $50 million in Irishman’s mini nuclear power concept

Irish man Rory O’Sullivan, head of Moltex, is seeking matching private funding to commercialise cheaper, cleaner energy plants

Daniel Murray

Political Correspondent @danieltmurray
21st March, 2021
Canadian government invests $50 million in Irishman’s mini nuclear power concept
Rory O’Sullivan is chief executive officer of Moltex, a Canadian-based nuclear power company

An Irish man with an ambition to revolutionise nuclear energy has secured $50.5 million from the Canadian government to build pilot versions of his innovative nuclear reactor.

Rory O’Sullivan is chief executive officer of Moltex, a Canadian-based nuclear power company. The Trinity College graduate joined the firm, which claims it can provide cheap and safe nuclear energy, in 2015.

Moltex was founded by Ian Scott, a British inventor, who subsequently teamed up with O’Sullivan to...

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