Deep Isolation

Press Release, November 18, 2020

Nuclear Industry Leader NAC International Leads Deep Isolation’s $20 Million Series A Raise

Berkeley, California – Deep Isolation announced today it closed its $20 million Series A raise, led by nuclear industry leader NAC International Inc. (NAC). This represents a significant industry milestone for the disposal of nuclear waste. NAC is a leading nuclear fuel cycle consulting and technology solutions company specializing in systems for the storage, transportation,

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Deep Isolation

Statement Release, November 18, 2020

Deep Isolation Announces Geological Readiness Contract with Fermi Energia in Estonia

Berkeley, CA – Deep Isolation EMEA Limited and Fermi Energia are collaborating on a preliminary study that will include a qualitative geological readiness assessment of Deep Isolation’s horizontal deep borehole solution in Estonia. This assessment is an initial evaluation of whether Estonia’s geology would potentially be a suitable environment for a deep borehole repository for

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Event, February 9, 2021

Fermi Nuclear Energy Conference

Chris Park from Deep Isolation EMEA will present at the Fermi Nuclear Energy Conference February 9, 2021 in the session, Fuel Cycle Innovations.

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WM Symposia

Event, March 7-11, 2021

WM Symposia 2021

Rod Baltzer, Chief Operating Officer, and Jim Hamilton, Director of Partnerships, will be presenting "Disposal of Radioactive Wastes from Advanced Reactors in Horizontal Boreholes" at the virtual Waste Management Symposia on March 11, 2021.

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The Geological Society of America

Event, April 1-2, 2021

2021 Southeastern Section Meeting

Rod Baltzer will join David King, Andrew Sowder, Richard Esposito, and John Kessler in running the technical session, "Deep Disposal or Storage of Waste and Its Potential in the Southeastern U.S." Papers presented will cover deep subsurface disposal or storage of waste that involves site selection based on specific criteria, which includes rock type, geological setting, and other physical criteria.

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Spent Fuel

SpentFUEL, January 8. 2021

Deep Borehole Disposal Could Be a Viable Path for Managing the Back-end of the Fuel Cycle

 The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) has released a technical report that identifies and evaluates some of the most important elements for planning, siting, licensing, and implementing deep borehole storage and disposal for spent nuclear fuel (SNF) and high-level radioactive waste (HLW) co-located with an operating advanced nuclear power plant. 

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World Nuclear News, November 20, 2020

Deep Isolation secures funding, launches Estonian study

Deep Isolation’s CEO says that the raise of USD20 million in funding shows that “socially responsible investors” are willing to support the company’s mission to become an integral part of a low-carbon future. They have also announced it is collaborating with Fermi Energia on a preliminary study into using Deep Isolation’s horizontal deep borehole solution

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San Francisco Business Times, November 18, 2020

Berkeley nuclear disposal startup Deep Isolation lands $20 million

This article is behind a paywall: Deep Isolation, a Berkeley startup working toward a permanent nuclear waste disposal solution using drilling technologies, said Wednesday that it has closed on a $20 million Series A round led by nuclear industry leader NAC International Inc.

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Energy Central, August 6th, 2020

Energy Central Daily covers Episode No. 4 Nuclear Waste Podcast

Please have a look at this discussion of possible ways to deal with nuclear waste.   The latest speaker is James Taylor (no- not that James Taylor!), General Manager of the environmental division of Bechtel’s Nuclear, Security, & Environmental global business unit.

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World Nuclear News, July 22, 2020

Deep Isolation, NAC extend cooperation on waste canisters

Deep Isolation has signed a long-term cooperation and licensing agreement with NAC International to design, manufacture and supply canisters to store and/or dispose of nuclear waste in deep horizontal boreholes. The agreement follows a short-term memorandum of understanding the two companies signed last year.

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Startus Insights, July 16, 2020

Deep Isolation named in 5 Top Nuclear Energy Solutions Impacting The Industry

Our Innovation Analysts recently looked into emerging technologies and up-and-coming startups working on solutions for the energy sector. As there is a large number of startups working on a wide variety of solutions, we want to share our insights with you. This time, we are taking a look at 5 promising nuclear energy solutions.

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Tunnel Talk, July 9, 2020

USA nuclear waste options undermined by politics

Nuclear energy in the USA generates about 2,000 metric tonne of used fuel each year, with a total of 84,000 metric tonne since the 1950s, stored at more than 70 sites, most of them commercial nuclear power plants, in 34 states. The country has yet to build a permanent disposal location for the spent fuel,

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University of California San Diego, July 2, 2020

Women Who Mean Business: Deep Isolation CEO, Liz Muller

Women Who Mean Business Deep Isolation CEO, Liz Muller was featured in an article by UC-San Diego “UC San Diego ranks in top 25 for female-founded startups”. Women are on the rise. According to the latest U.S. census data, they make up more than 50% of the population. They also earn more degrees at every

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SmithWeekly Research, December 15, 2020

SmithWeekly Research: Discussion with Elizabeth Muller

Elizabeth Muller of nuclear waste storage disposal solutions company Deep Isolation talks about her industry experience, why she co-founded Deep Isolation, her view on energy, and more. Liz covers the company structure, paths to cash flow, deployment steps, ESG work, partnering, nuclear utility relations, investors, and overall strategy.

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Futurize, July 30, 2020

Futurize: The Future of Nuclear Waste

Futurist and author Trond Arne Undheim interviews Elizabeth Muller, CEO and co-founder of Deep Isolation, the nuclear waste disposal startup, which she has founded together with renowned physicist Richard Muller, who is also her father. 

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Titans for Nuclear, June 02, 2020

Titans for Nuclear

This video interview was film at an earlier date: CEO Elizabeth Muller is a guest on the Titans for nuclear podcast with Jadwiga Najder.

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Deep Isolation

Press Release, November 18, 2020

Nuclear Industry Leader NAC International Leads Deep Isolation’s $20 Million Series A Raise

Berkeley, California – Deep Isolation announced today it closed its $20 million Series A raise, led by nuclear industry leader NAC International Inc. (NAC). This represents a significant industry milestone for the disposal of nuclear waste. NAC is a leading nuclear fuel cycle consulting and technology solutions company specializing in systems for the storage, transportation,

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Deep Isolation

Statement Release, November 18, 2020

Deep Isolation Announces Geological Readiness Contract with Fermi Energia in Estonia

Berkeley, CA – Deep Isolation EMEA Limited and Fermi Energia are collaborating on a preliminary study that will include a qualitative geological readiness assessment of Deep Isolation’s horizontal deep borehole solution in Estonia. This assessment is an initial evaluation of whether Estonia’s geology would potentially be a suitable environment for a deep borehole repository for

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Deep Isolation

Press Release, Monday, May 4, 2020, 2 p.m. PST

Deep Isolation Expands UK Presence to Better Serve EMEA Nuclear Waste Disposal Market

London, United Kingdom — Deep Isolation, a leading innovator in nuclear waste disposal, is expanding to better serve the more than 30 countries in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) that are seeking a safe and cost-effective nuclear waste solution. The company, which has added to its EMEA team in London, just published a

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Deep Isolation

Press Release, Monday, April 27, 2020

Deep Isolation Awarded Contract with Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)

Berkeley, CA – Deep Isolation, a leading innovator in nuclear waste disposal solutions, has been awarded a contract from the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), an independent nonprofit organization for public interest energy and environmental research. Deep Isolation will collaborate with EPRI, Southern Company, the Nuclear Energy Institute, Auburn University, and J Kessler and Associates

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