Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Subsequent Events

Subsequent Events
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2020
Subsequent Events  
Note 12. Subsequent Events

Settlement of Arbitration and Delaware Action - Accrued Legal Settlement Costs


These legal actions are fully described in Note 7. On February 11, 2021, the Company entered into a settlement agreement with Framatome SAS and Framatome Inc., resolving the pending claims and counterclaims between the parties in arbitration and judicial proceedings related to the parties’ inactive joint venture, Enfission, LLC.


Under the terms of the Settlement Agreement, all joint venture agreements will be terminated and the joint venture will be dissolved and wound-up following satisfaction of the conditions set forth in the Agreement. Lightbridge will pay Framatome approximately $4.2 million (USD $1.8 million and €2 million) for outstanding invoices for work performed by Framatome and other expenses incurred by Framatome. Framatome will destroy all documents and content related to Lightbridge’s intellectual property. Lightbridge has an obligation to destroy all documents and content related to Framatome’s intellectual property. Both parties have agreed to destroy all of the Foreground Information, as defined, generated on behalf of Enfission. The Settlement Agreement secures the parties’ pre-existing intellectual property rights. There will be no restrictions on Lightbridge’s ability to engage in research and development activities or commercial discussions with other entities going forward. The settlement amount of $4.2 million was recorded to accrued legal settlement costs on the consolidated balance sheet as of December 31, 2020 and was reflected in other operating income/loss on the consolidated statement of operations for the year ended December 31, 2020. All the terms in the Settlement Agreement were met by both parties and the settlement payment was made on March 15, 2021. Enfission was dissolved on March 23, 2021. The Company will withdraw its petition for judicial dissolution of Enfission on file with the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware.


Awarded Second Funding Voucher Award from the DOE from the GAIN Program


On March 25, 2021, the Company was awarded a voucher from the DOE’s GAIN program to support development of Lightbridge Fuel™ in collaboration with the PNNL. The scope of the project is to demonstrate Lightbridge’s nuclear fuel casting process using depleted uranium, a key step in the manufacture of Lightbridge Fuel™. The project is anticipated to commence in the first half of 2021. The total project value is approximately $664,000, with three-quarters of this amount funded by DOE for the scope performed by PNNL.