our work is supported by a long history of nuclear technology

1911

Ruff and Heinzelmann create the first uranium hexafluoride sample

1938

Hahn and Strassmann discover nuclear fission

1942

Chicago Pile-1 achieves criticality and is the first nuclear reactor

1945

Los Alamos Dragon reactor produces the first nuclear power burst

1945

Oak Ridge K-25 goes online and is the first gaseous diffusion plant

1953

Kerner publishes the first paper on, “the possible use of gaseous fissionable materials in an engine of the internal combustion engine type”

1954

Soviet Union reactor achieves the first critical assembly using gaseous fuel that continuously circulates in the primary loop

1957

Shippingport Atomic Power Station begins commercial operation and is the first atomic electric power plant

1966

Western New York Nuclear Service Center goes online and is the first commercial reprocessing facility in the United States

1967

Idaho Cavity Reactor Critical Experiment achieves criticality using gaseous fuel in a cylindrical cavity

1971

Idaho Spherical Cavity Reactor Critical Experiment achieves criticality using gaseous fuel in a spherical cavity

1976

Los Alamos Plasma Core Assembly achieves criticality using gaseous fuel that continuously circulates in the primary loop

1980

US Department of Energy publishes its first report and praises the gaseous reactor uranium utilization and nonproliferation attributes

1991

Lawrence Livermore initiates research on internal nuclear engines as an economic clean energy solution

1995

Science-Based Stockpile Stewardship program begins a new era of nuclear engineering in the United States

we are on a fast and practical path to global energy market penetration

2011

GERA Founded

Global Energy Research Associates LLC (GERA) was founded to address the global energy crisis

2013

First Patent Application

Submitted the first patent application for a nuclear internal engine and a gaseous nuclear fuel to the US Patent and Trademark Office

2015

Jarvis Created

Jarvis was created to perform nuclear internal engine predictive performance simulations and support risk-informed decision-making processes

2017

Energy Research Park

Initiated ACE Engine siting efforts and formulated the concept of an Energy Research Park for demonstrating innovative energy technology

2021

IN PROGRESS

ACE Engine Demo

Demonstrate the ACE Engine nuclear safety features and validate the ACE Engine operating conditions for a wide range of commercial applications

2024

NEXT
STEP

Commercial ACE Engine

Operate the first ACE Engine nuclear power supply system, demonstrate key US Nuclear Regulatory Commission licensing processes, and sell energy

2026

BEGINNING SOON

ACE Engine Power Plant

Operate the first ACE Engine electric power plant in the US electricity market and demonstrate key technology attributes that are necessary to address the global energy crisis before mid-century

2030

IN PLANNING

Global Market Penetration

GERA will begin rapid ACE Engine power plant deployment