On January 16, 2019, Deep Isolation hosted a first-of-its-kind technical demonstration that revealed how patented design and technology combined with mature drilling techniques brings new options for nuclear waste disposal.
Rod Baltzer will present the Deep Isolation approach in the WM Symposia’s Wednesday session, High-Level Radioactive Wastes, Spent Nuclear Fuel/Used Nuclear Fuel. Visit our booth, 427.
Mary Woollen, Tim Frazier, and Joe Payer will present at the International High-Level Radioactive Waste Management this April about community and stakeholder engagement, the Deep Isolation solution, and corrosion resistant alloy canisters respectively.
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Rod Baltzer presented the Deep Isolation solution at the USNIC Quarterly Members Meeting in Washington, DC.
In Forbes Energy, James Conca writes about the Deep Isolation demonstration and how drilling technology can be used to dispose of nuclear waste safely at a much lower cost than existing strategies.
On Wednesday, January 23rd Liz Muller spoke about Deep Isolation at the Nuclear Energy Tribal Working Group (NETWG) meeting in Crystal City/Arlington, VA. The NETWG explores activities under the authority of the Office of Nuclear Energy (NE), with participation from senior NE advisors and guidance from DOE-NE tribal liaisons.
Rod Baltzer, COO of Deep Isolation spoke about the Deep Isolation solution at the 34th Institute for Nuclear Materials Management (INMM) Spent Fuel Management Seminar in Alexandria, VA. In partnership with the U.S. Nuclear Infrastructure Council, the Spent Fuel Seminar provides a forum for the exchange of the newest technical information related to all aspects of spent fuel management.
This week Deep Isolation, a California-based private company demonstrated publicly that prototype canisters built for nuclear waste can be successfully placed and retrieved thousands of feet underground.
Berkeley, California-based private company Deep Isolation has successfully placed and then retrieved a prototype nuclear waste canister hundreds of metres underground via a borehole, in a test the company described as the first of its kind.
Rod Baltzer and Zann Aeck share the Deep Isolation approach with Nuclear Engineering International magazine.
Berkeley, CA – On Wednesday 16 January, Deep Isolation, a California-based private company, demonstrated publicly that prototype canisters built for nuclear waste can be successfully placed and retrieved thousands of feet underground. With over 40 observers from multiple countries, attendees included representatives from the U.S. Department of Energy, nuclear and oil & gas industry professionals,
Berkeley, CA – Deep Isolation, a leading innovator in nuclear waste disposal solutions, has closed its oversubscribed Seed Round. To date, the company received a total of just over $10 million from a diverse group of individual investors and expects to open its next round of funding in 2019. Investments support Deep Isolation’s efforts to
The December 14, 2018 issue of SpentFUEL reported the Deep Isolation statement about our successful equipment test of placing a mock disposal canister into an existing horizontal drillhole.
Betsy Madru gave a presentation about the Deep Isolation solution to the Southern States Energy Board Joint Meeting of the Radioactive Materials Transportation Committee and the Transuranic Waste Transportation Working Group on December 13, 2018, in Austin, TX.
Deep Isolation, Inc. performed a test of equipment, tools, and methods on November 14, 2018, to emplace a mock disposal canister into a horizontal well and retrieve it back to the surface. We performed the test at a commercial testing facility for oil and gas drilling. We used standard, off-the-shelf, tools and equipment that are
David Middleton comments on the Deep Isolation concept and provides thoughts and information about shale, deep borehole disposal, and drilling technology.
Deep Isolation attended the Women in Cleantech & Sustainability (WCS) Talks and Liz Muller participated in the 2018 Pitch Competition hosted by Google in Sunnyvale, CA on November 3, 2018. She joined 5 other female-led entrepreneurs to pitch Deep Isolation’s sustainability-focused startup to industry leaders.
Deep Isolation was covered in the October 12th issue of SpentFuEL as a potential new, innovative technology that could offer a supplement to Yucca Mountain. The article describes the challenges and government options discussed at the Nuclear Energy Insider Nuclear Decommissioning and Used Fuel Strategy Summit. Also included in the story is a recap of
Liz Muller and Rod Baltzer represented Deep Isolation at the Interactive Technology Development Showcase for the 5th annual Nuclear Decommissioning & Use Fuel Strategy Summit in October. Liz joined Steve Nesbit, Director, Nuclear Policy and Support of Duke Energy to speak at the “Geological Disposal Updates” session and Rod co-led the session, “What’s Next for
Betsy Madru, VP of Government and Regulatory Affairs presented the Deep Isolation solution in the session, “Emerging Disposal Solutions” at the National Conference of State Legislatures’ (NCSL) Nuclear Legislative Working Group Meeting in New Orleans, LA.
In this op-ed from the LA Times, Ted Nordhaus and Jameson McBride from the Breakthrough Institute make a case to end the ban on construction of new nuclear power plants in California. Deep Isolation was mentioned as a new technological solution to address nuclear waste disposal.
The founders of Deep Isolation held a meeting at the Union of Concerned Scientists in Washington DC to discuss the Deep Isolation solution with representatives from a few NGO’s that are focused on protecting our environment. Read more about the outcome.
Liz Muller participated as a panel speaker for the fourth annual National Cleanup Workshop in the session, “New Potential Disposition and Storage Pathways” moderated by Keith Tucker, VP, Business Development & Strategy, Westinghouse Government Services. She provided a background about Deep Isolation and discussed the advancements in drilling technology, public perception, commitment to working with
Liz Muller made an encore appearance on CEO Money, hosted by Michael Yorba on September, 6th to discuss Deep Isolation’s innovative approach to solving the nuclear waste problem. Liz focused on the drilling technology behind our patented solution.
Dr. Rich Muller spoke at the international conference on Technological Innovations in Nuclear Civil Engineering (TINCE) hosted by The French Nuclear Energy Society, SFEN, (Société Française d’Energie Nucléaire) in Paris-Saclay, France.
Internationally recognized industry analyst and host of CXOTalk, Michael Krigsman interviewed Liz about Deep Isolation on August 24th. CXOTalk is a standard in thought-provoking enterprise thought leadership is a series of podcast conversations with the most innovative and thoughtful business leaders in the world.
David Kemp and Rod Baltzer presented to the Senior Utility Representatives at the NEI Spent Nuclear Fuel Working Group about Deep Isolation.
In the August 7, 2018 Breakthrough Blog, Jameson McBride mentions the Deep Isolation solution where horizontal drilling appears to be a technically feasible alternative to Yucca Mountain.
The RadWaste Monitor included an article in the August 3rd issue about the Deep Isolation announcement that Rod Baltzer’s has joined as Chief Operating Officer. The article, by Chris Schneidmiller describes the reasons Baltzer accepted the position and provides a brief overview of the company. Subscribers can read the full article.
David Kemp and Rod Baltzer from Deep Isolation presented at the Charlotte, NC chapter meeting about Deep Isolation.
For Immediate Release Berkeley, CA – August 1, 2018 – Deep Isolation, the leading innovator in nuclear waste disposal solutions, announced today the appointment of Rodney (Rod) Baltzer as Chief Operating Officer (COO) reporting to CEO Elizabeth Muller. The company has a unique approach to solving the $80 billion U.S. nuclear waste problem using directional
Sam Brinton, Director of Government Affairs spoke as part of a panel at the North American Young Generation in Nuclear (NAYGN) conference last week in response to an episode of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver about nuclear waste.
The June 22nd issue of SpentFUEL recaps the event, “Back-End to the Future: The Safeguards, Security, and Society of Deep Geological Repositories,” held at the Stimson Center. Liz Muller spoke about innovation in nuclear waste disposal and how recent advances in drilling technology have created new options for disposing of spent nuclear fuel. Read the
Michael Yorba from CEO Money interviews Liz Muller about the current state of nuclear waste disposal and how Deep Isolation is using a private business model to offer an innovative, licensed, and regulated option for spent nuclear fuel.
The Energy Daily recently reported that two U.S. Senators on the Environment and Public Works Committee sent a letter to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission asking whether a private entity or Department of Energy contractor could be issued an NRC license for the permanent disposal of spent nuclear fuel. Deep Isolation was mentioned in the article
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In the June 1, release of UxC’s SpentFUEL publication, Deep Isolation and our innovative option was featured as the cover story.
C2ES published a report in May that discusses options for maintaining nuclear power and mentions Deep Isolation as a long-term, consent-based innovative solution for nuclear waste storage.
Liz Muller, CEO of Deep Isolation presented in Washington DC about the role technology innovation can play in solving the nuclear waste disposal problem at a seminar hosted by The Stimson Center and the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management (INMM).
Deep Isolation takes advantage of recently developed drilling technologies to place nuclear waste in a series of two-mile-long tunnels, a mile below the Earth’s surface, where they’ll be surrounded by a very tight rock called shale.
Deep Isolation participated in the conversation with utilities, federal and state policy experts, and industry analysts to discuss solutions for maintaining nuclear capacity at the C2ES event in May in Washington DC. The Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization working to forge practical solutions to climate change.
Liz Muller, CEO of Deep Isolation spoke about the need for technology innovation for nuclear waste in Texas at the EarthX Policy Conference: Clean Energy Done Right.
This one-hour webinar gives a brief overview of today’s current challenges with nuclear waste disposal and describe the need to change the status quo. Elizabeth Muller and Dr. Richard Muller present what Deep Isolation believes is an innovative solution to tackle this problem and answer questions from the audience.
Startup Deep Isolation says the problem with nuclear waste disposal is we’re not going far enough.