Press Release

  • US Nuclear and Grapheton’s New Supercapacitors Could Charge Electric Vehicles

    US Nuclear and Grapheton’s New Supercapacitors Could Charge Your Next Electric Vehicle In Seconds

    Los Angeles, CA.  May 24, 2021 – US Nuclear’s (OTCQB: UCLE) partner Grapheton has developed the next generation of supercapacitors using a special patented glassy carbon material. Featuring remarkable charge storage capacity and power density, Grapheton’s supercapacitors could be used in powering and rapidly charging electric vehicle systems. A typical electric vehicle running on lithium-ion batteries takes about 8 hours to fully charge, but a supercapacitor system could be fully charged in under a minute. Batteries still retain the advantage when it comes to higher energy density (ability to store energy), but new advances in supercapacitor technology, such as those made by Grapheton, could allow supercapacitors to hold the same amount of charge like a battery and deliver the charge in just seconds. Grapheton’s unique glassy carbon supercapacitors can have up to 3 million times more capacitance than commercial off-the-shelf capacitors. 

    Supercapacitors have numerous advantages over traditional batteries, such as:

    1. Supercapacitors can be recharged with little to no degradation (supercapacitors can handle over 1 million charge/discharge cycles vs 2000-3000 cycles with regular batteries), which means huge savings in materials and costs
    2. Almost instant charge and discharge times
    3. Weigh less than traditional batteries
    4. Supercapacitors are eco-friendly and don’t contain toxic metals or harmful materials and so avoid the risks of poisoning workers, car owners, or the environment.

    There are already some electric vehicles in trial operation that run off supercapacitors, such as the capabus, which is a new type of electric bus that runs on supercapacitors (or in some versions, a hybrid of batteries and supercapacitors). The capabus runs without continuous lines overhead and instead rapidly charges the supercapacitors at each bus stop along the route- a collector raises from the top of the bus and touches an overhead charging line, which only takes about 30-80 seconds to fully charge. It is estimated that this type of bus has 1/10th the energy cost of a diesel bus which can lead to a lifetime fuel savings of $200,000. The capabuses use 40% less electricity than even an electric trolley bus and cost about 40% less than a lithium-ion bus. Buses are the logical choice for supercapacitor systems for now as they have predictable routes and stop frequently. Advances in supercapacitor energy density could, over time, replace batteries altogether and be used in all forms of portable electronics.

    Safe Harbor Act

    This press release includes “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results may differ from expectations, estimates, and projections and, consequently, you should not rely on these forward-looking statements as predictions of future events. Words such as “expect,” “estimate,” “project,” “budget,” “forecast,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “plan,” “may,” “will,” “could,” “should,” “believes,” “predicts,” “potential,” “continue,” and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements involve significant risks and uncertainties that could cause the actual results to differ materially from the expected results.

    Investors may find additional information regarding US Nuclear Corp. at the SEC website at http://www.sec.gov, or the company’s website at https://www.usnuclearcorp.com

    CONTACT:

    US Nuclear Corp. (UCLE)
    Robert I. Goldstein, President, CEO, and Chairman
    Rachel Boulds, Chief Financial Officer
    (818) 883 7043
    Email: info@usnuclearcorp.com

  • US Nuclear Marks Beginning of Age of Space Mining as it Signs Historic Trade Agreement

    US Nuclear Marks Beginning Of Age Of Space Mining As It Signs Historic Trade Agreement

    US Nuclear Proposes Automated Tritium Monitoring System To TEPCO For Huge Fukushima Tank Water Release ProgramLos Angeles, CA.  April 28, 2021 – On April 15, 2021, US Nuclear Corp. (OTCQB: UCLE) signed a historic trade agreement with Solar System Resources Corporation that marked the beginning of the age of space trade and mining.  The new agreement sets preliminary prices for the high-value materials to be extracted.  It also establishes and expands our cislunar and solar system value chain and adds SatRevolution as a new partner.  The agreement is a continuation of the Letter of Intent signed on February 5, 2021, and outlines how US Nuclear and Solar Systems Resources Corp. plan to cooperate building a value chain starting with mining and selling valuable helium-3 and lanthanide metals and other materials from space deposits.

    Solar Systems Resources Corporation Sp. z o. o. is a space mining company that conducts localization, in-situ verification, and mining of space resources.  A third strategic partner, SatRevolution S.A., a leading provider of nanosatellites, is also participating in the construction of the value chain mentioned in the agreement.  The deal, if completed in full, could be worth many hundreds of billions of dollars and will pave the way to a new frontier mining resources in space.

    The agreement is in the form of a Memorandum of Understanding, and highlights include:

    1. Delivery of 500kg of extremely rare helium-3 isotope from space deposits in 2028-2032. The current market price of helium-3 is $16.6 billion per ton.
    2. Deliveries of helium-3 in subsequent years of 300kg (or more) per year.
    3. US Nuclear has received exclusive rights to use, sell, and resell helium-3 and the rare lanthanide metals in North America (including future Artemis Accords non-conflict zones in space), provided by Solar System Resources Corp. from space deposits.
    4. Solar System Resources Corp. received exclusive rights to use, sell, and resell space-related products and services developed by US Nuclear Corp (and current/future subsidiaries) in the European Union, Eastern Europe, Russia, and the Middle East, as well as sales made where both buyer and seller are on the Moon, on Mars or in space.
    5. The joint construction of the value chain has begun, starting from space resources to space infrastructure, transport, fusion energy and space propulsion, products and services, and ending with end-to-end business and individual customers on Earth and in space. To this end, the parties will actively seek and invite investors and business partners interested in creating and participating in such a value chain.
    6. In addition to stocking and selling appropriate high-tech products, the parties will carry out joint space mining missions, process and refine extracted materials, and supply other services related to space mining which will allow much higher margins than from the raw space resources alone.
    7. The parties will endeavor to support the US (and allies), the NATO military, and the development of the operational capabilities of the US Space Force.
    8. By 2050, the parties will endeavor to establish a network of space reserves available for civil operations, in particular, the US government/Space Force, including:
      1. Networks of power stations that store electricity and allow for quick charging of docking ships that have been granted access to the reserve.
      2. Liquified gases: O2, H2, CH4, technical gases.
      3. 500 tons of helium-3 isotope, which at the current Earth’s price of $16.6 billion / ton is $8,300 billion, or 39.65% of the US GDP in 2020.
      4. Metals critical to the US economy and security. Planned reserve value reaching up to 1% of US GDP.
      5. Water: the predicted value of the water reserve is 0.1% of the US GDP in 2020 ($ 20.93 trillion), which at a predicted (WGM Report) lunar water price of $0.5 million/ton, equals 41,865 m3 of water.

    Perhaps it is surprising that the parties include regular water as a scarce and valuable trade good.  However, it is predicted that spacers will be willing to pay high prices to vendors who can find, collect, and make deliveries of H2O.

    In addition to water for drinking, water will be needed for industrial and chemical processes.  Water is also useful as a source of deuterium as fuel for nuclear fusion power, and a source of hydrogen for fuel cells in many anticipated tools and equipment for space exploration.

    The polish company SatRevolusion S.A. is already participating in the construction of the value chain mentioned in the contract as a third strategic partner.  SatRevolution S.A. (http://satrevolution.com) is one of the most innovative companies in the field of small satellites, operates globally, has successfully deployed several nano-satellites, and is working on its own mega constellation of earth observation satellites called REC.  The addition of SatRevolution S.A. to the value chain is only the beginning, and US Nuclear and Solar System Resources Corp. are also in talks with other partners from different continents and various industries.

    Image Credit: NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona.

    Safe Harbor Act

    This press release includes “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results may differ from expectations, estimates, and projections and, consequently, you should not rely on these forward-looking statements as predictions of future events. Words such as “expect,” “estimate,” “project,” “budget,” “forecast,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “plan,” “may,” “will,” “could,” “should,” “believes,” “predicts,” “potential,” “continue,” and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements involve significant risks and uncertainties that could cause the actual results to differ materially from the expected results.

    Investors may find additional information regarding US Nuclear Corp. at the SEC website at http://www.sec.gov, or the company’s website at https://www.usnuclearcorp.com

    CONTACT:

    US Nuclear Corp. (UCLE)
    Robert I. Goldstein, President, CEO, and Chairman
    Rachel Boulds, Chief Financial Officer
    (818) 883 7043
    Email: info@usnuclearcorp.com

  • US Nuclear Proposes Automated Tritium Monitoring System To TEPCO

    US Nuclear Proposes Automated Tritium Monitoring System To TEPCO For Huge Fukushima Tank Water Release Program

    Los Angeles, CA.  April 6, 2021 – US Nuclear Corp. (OTCQB: UCLE) has now proposed its unique automated, continuous, ultra-sensitive tritium-in-water monitoring system to Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) for the massive project of monitoring the safe release of the radioactive/contaminated water being stored from the Fukushima nuclear disaster.  There is currently a staggering 1.24 million tons of water containing radioactive tritium being held in more than 1,000 storage tanks across Fukushima- and the 1.37-million-ton storage capacity will be full by 2022.  Japan aims to finalize plans and begin the water release before they run out of time.  US Nuclear believes their tritium water monitoring equipment will provide an effective method of continuously monitoring the release of the tank water and seawater in the area to ensure that the concentration of tritium is safe and does not pose any danger.

    Us Nuclear Proposes Automated Tritium Monitoring System To TEPCOOn March 11, 2011, a rare and powerful 9.0 magnitude earthquake was detected by the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, which automatically shut down the reactor and started emergency diesel generators to power the pumps which would continue to cool down the fission reactor.  Unfortunately, a 14 meter (46 ft) high tsunami arrived shortly afterward which swept easily over the seawall and flooded the plant and the emergency generators, causing the pumps and cooling to fail, leading to three nuclear meltdowns, three hydrogen explosions, and the release of radioactive contamination. In the decade since the disaster, cooling water has been leaking from the primary containment vessels into the basements of the reactor buildings, with new water being pumped into the reactors to cool the melted fuel.  The cooling water is treated using an advanced filtration system to remove most all of the contaminants, but unfortunately, it cannot remove the tritium contamination, which is why the water has been stored in tanks.

    Japan’s current plan is to slowly release and dilute the tritium contaminated water into the sea, though this plan has been met with wariness by the local fishery industry as well as other nearby countries. Japan is determined to resolve the issue in a safe and effective manner and recently reached out to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on March 23, 2021, for help in reviewing how to safely release the contaminated water.

    To help TEPCO effectively monitor the release of the water, US Nuclear has recently proposed their revolutionary Model Trimaran-H2O which is an automated, continuous fresh or seawater monitoring system capable of measuring tritium in water all the way down to 500 Bq/L (14,000 pCi/L), below the US EPA’s drinking water limit of 740 Bq/L or 20,000 pCi/L.  Except for US Nuclear, there is no other automated, continuous, and real-time tritium in water monitors on the market capable of measuring below safe drinking water limits for tritium due to the complexity of measuring tritium in water.  US Nuclear’s Model Trimaran-H2O utilizes an electrolytic separator and a special sample enrichment feature to iteratively concentrate the tritium and allow for ultra-low-level measurements not possible in other equipment. Furthermore, the system operates using gas proportional counting technology, which is just as sensitive as traditional laboratory techniques using liquid scintillation counting, but does not produce any hazardous mixed waste or requires an expensive scintillation cocktail.

    It is projected that it could take 30-40 years of continuous releases to safely discharge all of the Fukushima storage tank water.

    Safe Harbor Act

    This press release includes “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results may differ from expectations, estimates, and projections and, consequently, you should not rely on these forward-looking statements as predictions of future events. Words such as “expect,” “estimate,” “project,” “budget,” “forecast,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “plan,” “may,” “will,” “could,” “should,” “believes,” “predicts,” “potential,” “continue,” and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements involve significant risks and uncertainties that could cause the actual results to differ materially from the expected results.

    Investors may find additional information regarding US Nuclear Corp. at the SEC website at http://www.sec.gov, or the company’s website at https://www.usnuclearcorp.com

    CONTACT:

    US Nuclear Corp. (UCLE)
    Robert I. Goldstein, President, CEO, and Chairman
    Rachel Boulds, Chief Financial Officer
    (818) 883 7043
    Email: info@usnuclearcorp.com

  • US Nuclear Completes $256,626 Shipment To China, Signs New Agreement With CNNC Subsidiary

    US Nuclear Completes $256,626 Shipment To China, Signs New Agreement With CNNC Subsidiary

    Los Angeles, CA. March 22, 2021 – US Nuclear Corp. (OTCQB: UCLE) recently completed a shipment to China of USN’S popular tritium and carbon-14 air samplers as well as portable tritium monitors worth a total of $256,626.

    Furthermore, as part of US Nuclear’s expansion into the Chinese market, US Nuclear signed a new “Cooperation Agreement” on March 1, 2021, with Dalian Zhonghe Scientific and Technological Development Co., a subsidiary of China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC). Together, the companies will work to design the perfect instrumentation to outfit Chinese nuclear power plants. The instruments are planned to be built at a local factory in China to be cost-competitive and will be optimized for Chinese operators based on the local regulations and procedures. This can be a game-changer since currently 80% of nuclear instruments purchased are imported into China at a high cost, and the functionality often does not fit local procedures, regulations, and language.

    US Nuclear already has a local sales office in Beijing, China, and this new cooperation agreement with Dalian Zhonghe will help US Nuclear capture even more of the burgeoning market for nuclear power and radiation detection equipment in China.

    The China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) controls most nuclear sector business including R&D, engineering design, uranium exploration and mining, enrichment, fuel fabrication, reprocessing, and waste disposal. It is also said to be the major investor in all nuclear plants in China.

    China’s Nuclear Power Measurement Market

    China is by far the world’s most active builder of nuclear power with plans to surpass the U.S. as the world’s top producer of nuclear energy by as early as 2030 and expects that nuclear power will account for about 10% of the country’s total electricity generation capacity by 2035 as the country shifts away from coal. China currently has 50 nuclear power plants in operation (48,659 MWe), 15 under construction (14,745 MWe), 39 planned (43,085 MWe), and 168 proposed. Each of these nuclear power plants going into operation requires about $10 million worth of radiation and detection equipment.

    China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) designs and builds nuclear power plants and oversees all aspects of China’s civilian and military nuclear programs.

    US Nuclear’s popular, high sensitivity air samplers are used to continuously collect tritium and carbon-14 from the air in sample collection vials over a period of time. After sample collection is complete, the vials are measured to determine the concentration of radionuclides collected based on the sampling time and flow rate. Air samplers are often used as compliance monitors to ensure that there are no harmful levels of radionuclides exposed to workers or released into the environment.

  • Think About Taking Your First Fusion Powered Trip To Mars And Back

    LOS ANGELES, CA / March 1, 2021 /

    On February 18, 2021, NASA’s advanced Perseverance rover touched down on Mars and is now seeking evidence of native life on the red planet.  Sooner than you think, human engineers and adventurers may be building the first town on Mars.  While we have made great strides in robotics technology, the next step in the journey is sending humans to Mars.  In order to send a crewed mission to Mars, NASA is focusing on nuclear electric or nuclear thermal propulsion systems for minimizing the time and fuel it takes to travel to Mars and back.

    Jim Reuter, the associate administrator of NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate, said NASA is “investing in technologies that could enable crewed missions to Mars, and looks forward to seeing what innovations industry offer in nuclear propulsion.”  NASA released a solicitation on February 12, 2021 asking the industry for preliminary reactor design concepts for a nuclear thermal propulsion system.  Technology development has already begun for sending a crewed mission to Mars as early as the 2030s.  US Nuclear (OTCQB: UCLE) and MIFTI’s fusion power generator would be ideal for this application, as its nuclear fusion power uses a lightweight, safe, and low-cost fuel.  It generates four times as much energy as nuclear fission, and 10,000,000 times as much as chemical rocket fuels.

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  • Mining A $10,000 Quadrillion Asteroid

    Mining A $10,000 Quadrillion Asteroid

    LOS ANGELES, CA / ACCESSWIRE / February 1, 2021 / US Nuclear Corp. (OTCQB:UCLE)

    Bob Goldstein, CEO of US Nuclear Corp (OTC: UCLE) weighs in on asteroid mining, “Mining of rare and valuable metals from the asteroids has long been fantasized, but then disregarded as something that is in the distant future. However, recent breakthroughs in fusion energy could lead to a new generation of faster, more powerful spacecraft propulsion systems, precisely for the purpose of asteroid mining expeditions.”

    The mining of asteroids has long been viewed as a vast source of wealth consisting of rare earth elements and precious metals.  The short supply and high prices for these minerals have put us at odds with other countries, disrupting the supply chain of phones, computers, electric cars, and slowing our economic growth.  In fact, terrestrial reserves on Earth could be exhausted within the next few decades.

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  • US Nuclear 2020 Year-End Shareholder Letter

    US Nuclear 2020 Year-End Shareholder Letter

    LOS ANGELES, CA / ACCESSWIRE / January 19, 2021 / US Nuclear Corp. (OTCQB:UCLE)

    Dear US Nuclear Corp. Shareholders,

    The very challenging year of 2020 has finally come to an end and our hearts and prayers go out to all COVID-19 victims, families, and friends. After such a tumultuous year for everyone, it is only appropriate to give you an update on US Nuclear’s operations and strategic goals moving forward.

    COVID-19 restrictions, precautions, and confusion caused a stall in US Nuclear Corp’s manufacturing process, which in turn, caused significantly lower revenues than our 2018 & 2019 levels. During this period, in order to protect our workers, we reduced the number of working staff, rotated work schedules, and hoarded our cash-on-hand. As with many other companies, US Nuclear has office personnel working partially or entirely at home, but we are manufacturers and much of our work is done in our Los Angeles and Cincinnati plants. We have been solely focused on returning our operations and sales to full normality, whether our employees are working in-office or from home. Towards the end of Q4 2020, bookings and quote requests were increasing, so we are expecting 2021 to be a cash-positive growth year.
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  • New Policy Sets in Motion Nuclear Space Travel and Colonization

    New Policy Sets in Motion Nuclear Space Travel and Colonization

    LOS ANGELES, CA / ACCESSWIRE / January 11, 2021 / On December 16, 2020, the White House issued Space Policy Directive-6 (SPD-6), which outlines a national strategy for using space nuclear power and propulsion (SNPP) systems in a safe and effective manner. The new policy directive confirms the United States’ commitment to using SNPP systems and establishing nuclear power stations on the moon and beyond, which is good news for US Nuclear (OTCQB: UCLE) and partner MIFTI, who have designed and are testing thermonuclear fusion power generators.

    Scott Pace of the National Space Council, commented “Space nuclear power and propulsion is a fundamental enabling technology for American deep-space missions to Mars and beyond.  The United States intends to remain the leader among spacefaring nations, applying nuclear power technology safely, securely, and sustainably in space.” The key factor for enabling space travel is the new nuclear-powered propulsion systems, as traditional chemical-powered rocket fuels are hopelessly weak. DARPA, NASA, and the US Space Force have recently gotten serious and deployed the nuclear option. Why? Nuclear fuels and nuclear power systems, such as the highly-regarded MIFTI Z-pinch fusion reactor, can deliver 10,000,000 times the work (or energy) per payload pound than the chemical rocket fuels now used by Musk’s Space-X, Bezos’s Blue Origin, Branson’s Virgin Atlantic, as do Lockheed and Boeing.

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  • US Space Force and NASA Looking to Privatize Nuclear Spacecraft Production

    US Space Force and NASA Looking to Privatize Nuclear Spacecraft Production

    LOS ANGELES, CA / ACCESSWIRE / December 7, 2020, / US Nuclear (OTCQB: UCLE) is the prime contractor to build MIFTI’s fusion generators, which could be used in the relatively near future to power the propulsion systems for space travel and provide plentiful, low-cost, clean energy for the earth and other planetary bases once our astronauts get to their destination, be it the moon, Mars, Saturn or beyond. Chemical-powered rockets opened the door to space travel, but are still far too slow and heavy even to travel to distant planets within our solar system, let alone travel to other stars. Accordingly, NASA is now looking for nuclear-powered rockets that can propel a space vessel at speeds close to the speed of light and thermonuclear power plants on the moon and Mars, as these are the next steps towards space exploration and colonization.

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  • US Nuclear Corp. Announces Third Quarter 2020 Results

    US Nuclear Corp. Announces Third Quarter 2020 Results

    Los Angeles, CA. December 1, 2020 – US Nuclear Corp. (OTC: UCLE), a leading manufacturer of advanced radiation, chemical, and biological detection and UAV instrumentation, recently announced the financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2020.

    • Sales for the three months ended September 30, 2020, were $484,318 compared to $659,325 for the same period in 2019
    • Decrease in sales due to the impact of COVID-19 on the company and customers
    • Employee work hours reduced by half to help mitigate COVID-19 exposure and transmission, in addition to 14-day quarantine periods for employees who may have been exposed
    • Selling, general, and administrative expense were $1,021,507 compared to $1,729,246 for the same period in 2019, the decrease of $707,739 or 40.9% was due to careful money management and lower stock-based compensation
    • Stock-based compensation was $542,560 for the three months ended September 30, 2020, compared to $1,150,321 during the same period in 2019
    • Net loss of $850,386 due to impact of COVID-19
    • $309,632 in accounts receivable, $484,012 in cash, and $1,132,000 in backlogged orders

    Robert Goldstein, CEO of US Nuclear Corp., commented:

    “Despite many challenges imposed by COVID-19, we managed to have a safe and productive third quarter.  The temporary closure of one of our operating divisions reduced and staggered worker hours, and 14-day self-quarantine periods have fortunately proved successful in ensuring all our workers are safe and COVID-19 free, and while these factors have led to a temporary slowdown in sales and production, the safety of our employees and their families is our highest priority.
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