The Net Zero Pitch Challenge, powered by CRIN,  is dedicated to uncovering the most innovative solutions in the nuclear sector. This is your chance to learn about the small modular reactor technology and applications being developed by Canadian and international companies. Each companies will have 15 minutes to provide a presentation and answer audience questions.


Presentations are taking place April 3 on the expo floor - and are FREE to attend.



10:15 am - 10:30 am

X-Energy Reactor Company, LLC, is a leading developer of advanced small modular nuclear reactors and fuel technology for clean energy generation that is redefining the nuclear energy industry through its development of safer and more efficient reactors and proprietary fuel to deliver reliable, zero-carbon and affordable energy to people around the world. X-energy’s simplified, modular, and intrinsically safe SMR design expands applications and markets for deployment of nuclear technology and drives enhanced safety, lower cost and faster construction timelines when compared with conventional nuclear.


presenter: Benjamin Reinke, Vice President, Global Business Development, X-Energy

10:50 am - 11:05 am

ARC is a clean energy technology company developing the ARC-100, an advanced small modular reactor (aSMR) offering inherently safe, reliable, and economical carbon free power. Leveraging proven technology from the 30-year performance of its prototype, the ARC-100’s simple, modular design provides 100 megawatts of electricity that is cost competitive and provides reliable and abundant energy to complement intermittent renewables. Important additional applications include the decarbonization of heavy industry, the fueling of low-carbon hydrogen projects, and the creation of valuable medical isotopes. The ARC-100 has been selected by New Brunswick Power for implementation on their Point Lepreau site with completion targeted by the end of the decade, which will make it the first grid-scale Generation IV aSMR deployed in Canada.

presenter: William ‘Bill’ Labbe Jr., President and CEO, Arc Clean Technology

11:10 am - 11:25 am

GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) is a world leader in new plant technology, fuel and services. GEH’s BWRX-300 is a 300 MWe water-cooled, natural circulation small modular reactor (SMR) with passive safety systems. GEH’s SMR is the first with a submitted construction license application and the first with a commercial contract to build in North America.

presenter: Lisa McBride, Vice President, Country Leader, GE Hitachi SMR Canada


11:30 am - 11:45 am

Moltex Energy Canada is developing the Stable Salt Reactor-Wasteburner (SSR-W), a reactor that utilizes recycled nuclear waste as fuel, alongside the WAste To Stable Salt (WATSS) process for recycling spent fuel. Aimed at producing clean electricity at a lower cost than fossil fuels, the technology behind this next generation nuclear reactor is based on molten salt fuel in conventional fuel assemblies. This technology not only contributes to reducing nuclear waste but also enables the production of electricity in a manner that is entirely flexible, positioning nuclear energy as a viable option for peaking power plants in addition to its traditional role as a baseload source. Headquartered in Saint John, New Brunswick, and focused on delivering first-of-its-kind units for NB Power, Moltex Energy is at the forefront of transforming nuclear energy's role in the global energy landscape.

presenter: Ryan Brown, Mechanical EIT, Moltex Energy Canada


11:50 am - 12:05 pm

Terrestrial Energy is developing the Integral Molten Salt Reactors (IMSR).  IMSR Plants supply carbon-free thermal and electrical energy with a potential for significant competitive advantages, including economics and upholding the high standards of safety and sustainability.  Flexible supply energy supply, at a competitive cost is a clarion call of industrial customers and energy consumers.  IMSR answers this call!

presenter: William Smith, Senior Vice President, Operations & Engineering, Terrestrial Energy