Our Approach

metronuclear is a certified Minority Business Enterprise with two purposes: (1) engaging in commercial and investment transactions along the front end of the nuclear fuel cycle in support of the production of clean energy with zero greenhouse gas emissions; and (2) facilitating the economic participation of communities traditionally underrepresented in the nuclear energy industry. We are a member of the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) and World Nuclear Association (WNA).

Our Story

Our founders launched metronuclear after New York and Illinois approved annual ratepayer subsidies for nuclear power plants. One of our co-founders pioneered uranium trading at two global investment banks; the other co-founder has deep experience in community development and chairs New York City Community Board 9 in Harlem.

Our Team

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Roy Adams

Co-Founder & Chief Investment Officer

  • Co-Founder & Chief Investment Officer of metronuclear
  • NEI Fuel Supplier Committee member
  • Pioneered uranium trading at Deutsche Bank and Lehman Brothers previously, in London and NYC
  • Reuters: Deutsche Bank’s global uranium trading business was a long-term supplier of uranium to utilities, profitable each year of its existence, and later sold to Australian bank Macquarie.
  • Originated and executed first-ever long-term uranium supply contract between a bank and a nuclear utility
  • Traded first-ever financially-settled uranium swap with institutional investors
  • Arranged first-ever financially-settled uranium swap with a nuclear utility, covering 25% of its annual fuel requirements
  • Graduate of NYC public schools (K-12), (MS)2 Program, Yale College and Tuck School of Business (Edward Tuck Scholar)
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Padmore John

Co-Founder & Chief Community Officer

  • Co-Founder & Chief Community Officer of metronuclear
  • Appointed by Manhattan Borough President as NYC Community Board member and voted Chair within 3 years
  • Works with various NYC agencies to deploy $25mm budget
  • Works closely with city, state and federal elected representatives on issues addressing all aspects of community life, from transportation and health to economic development and education
  • Chairs collaboration that implements $90mm community benefit agreement
  • Graduate of NYC public schools, Johns Hopkins University, New School in Health Service Management & Policy