Fredericton, New Brunswick (Tuesday, April 11, 2023) – Moltex Energy Canada Inc. (Moltex) is pleased to sponsor this year’s New Brunswick Regional STEM Fair, scheduled for Thursday this week at the Richard J. Currie Centre on the University of New Brunswick campus.
“As our company continues to grow, we will look to the next generation of bright young minds to continue driving innovation at Moltex,” said Rory O’Sullivan, CEO, Moltex. “As a nuclear company developing new technology in New Brunswick, supporting the province’s future STEM workforce is incredibly important to us.”
The fair is administered by Science East and is a combined event of the North-West New Brunswick Regional STEM fair and the South-East New Brunswick Regional STEM Fair, bringing together students in grades 6-12 from all four Anglophone school districts and private schools in the province over a shared passion for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
This year marks the first time in three years that the event will be held in person. Attendees can look forward to peer and mentor support, hands-on activities and interactive exhibits, and student projects on display.
“Moltex’s sponsorship is an investment in our students’ curiosity and learning, as well as New Brunswick’s future economic success,” said Guy Robbins, CEO, Science East. “Nurturing an early interest in STEM sets our students up for a lifetime of discovery and innovation.”
New Brunswick Regional STEM Fair award recipients will represent the province at the Canada-Wide Science Fair in Edmonton from May 14-19.
Moltex is a nuclear technology leader that has caught the attention of governments, utilities and investors worldwide. It is developing three unique technologies: a Stable Salt Reactor – Wasteburner (SSR-W) that uses recycled nuclear waste as fuel; a WAste To Stable Salt (WATSS) process for recycling nuclear waste to produce SSR-W fuel; and GridReserve thermal energy storage tanks, enabling the SSR-W to act as a peaking plant. Moltex was selected by NB Power to progress development of its reactor technology in New Brunswick, Canada, with the goal of deploying first-of-a-kind SSR-W, WATSS and GridReserve units at the Point Lepreau site.