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Trump administration gives $30M to diversify bet on nuclear breakthrough

On Dec 16, 2020
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RT @SiegelScribe: NEW: Trump administration gives $30M to diversify bet on breakthrough for small nuclear reactors. The winners of @GovNuclear's ARDP program are working on different types of nuclear technologies, providing for more options to guard against failure https://t.co/SotyjxoDR9
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The Energy Department announced Wednesday it is providing $30 million to U.S. companies seeking a breakthrough in developing smaller nuclear reactors.

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On Dec 16, 2020
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RT @SiegelScribe: NEW: Trump administration gives $30M to diversify bet on breakthrough for small nuclear reactors. The winners of @GovNuclear's ARDP program are working on different types of nuclear technologies, providing for more options to guard against failure https://t.co/SotyjxoDR9
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Trump administration gives $30M to diversify bet on nuclear breakthrough

Trump administration gives $30M to diversify bet on nuclear breakthrough

The Energy Department announced Wednesday it is providing $30 million to U.S. companies seeking a breakthrough in developing smaller nuclear reactors.

Trump boost to nuclear power to live on in Biden administration

Trump boost to nuclear power to live on in Biden administration

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Long Live the Advanced Nuclear Industry

Long Live the Advanced Nuclear Industry

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One of World’s Largest Energy Consumers Embracing Advanced Nuclear

One of World’s Largest Energy Consumers Embracing Advanced Nuclear

Project Pele is spearheaded by the Department of Defense's cutting-edge Strategic Capabilities Office, and could lead to breakthroughs for the future of advanced nuclear.

3D-printed nuclear reactor promises faster, more economical path to nuclear energy

3D-printed nuclear reactor promises faster, more economical path to nuclear energy

News OAK RIDGE, Tenn., May 11, 2020 — Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory are refining their design of a 3D-printed nuclear reactor core, scaling up the ...

A Look Ahead for Nuclear Energy in 2020

A Look Ahead for Nuclear Energy in 2020

Western Europe The U.K. is facing a major challenge to replace it aging fleet of first generation nuclear power plants many of which are scheduled for shutdown in 2023. In November 2019 ...

Trump Administration Pivots To Nuclear Energy, Finds Lever Against China, Russia

Trump Administration Pivots To Nuclear Energy, Finds Lever Against China, Russia

Expanding U.S. commercial nuclear power abroad could become the Trump administration’s strongest lever against Chinese hegemony and Russian expansion in the global market.

Strengthening cooperation with allies could help the United States lead in exporting carbon-free nuclear energy

Strengthening cooperation with allies could help the United States lead in exporting carbon-free nuclear energy

Driven in part by concerns over climate change, nuclear energy is receiving renewed attention. In order for the United States to meet growing international demand for nuclear ...

Feds eye nuclear-powered EVs: Breakthrough or bad idea?

Feds eye nuclear-powered EVs: Breakthrough or bad idea?

As researchers and automakers make strides in improving electric vehicle batteries, a future with widespread electric semitrucks seems increasingly possible.

Researchers develop AI to cut staff costs for advanced reactors

Researchers develop AI to cut staff costs for advanced reactors

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently awarded $3.4 million to a research team led by North Carolina State University to perform preliminary development of a Nearly Autonomous ...

Pentagon awards contracts to design mobile nuclear reactor

Pentagon awards contracts to design mobile nuclear reactor

The Department of Defense has two parallel nuclear reactor programs underway, one for domestic use, one for use abroad.

Mini Reactors Are Going Places and Pack a Lot of Power

Mini Reactors Are Going Places and Pack a Lot of Power

U-Battery SMR Moves to Next Stage of Canadian Lab Assessment (WNN) The Urenco-led U-Battery consortium has completed the first stage of Canadian Nuclear Laboratories’ (CNL) invitation to ...

Democracy and the Nuclear Stalemate

Democracy and the Nuclear Stalemate

How moving beyond the scientism of the nuclear debate could deliver a long-awaited climate breakthrough — and generate fresh ideas for a more productive politics.

The Quest for Next-Generation Nuclear Fuels

The Quest for Next-Generation Nuclear Fuels

In Part 1 of this series, published in the March 2020 issue, POWER explored how existing reactors may leverage advances in nuclear fuel to boost power generation safety and economics. This ...

TerraPower Teams with Centrus Energy to Produce HALEU Fuel

TerraPower Teams with Centrus Energy to Produce HALEU Fuel

TerraPower and Centrus Propose HALEU Facility CNL and Terrestrial Energy to Collaborate on IMSR Power Plant DOE Heads North to Alaska to Work on Micro Reactors UAE May Build Four More ...

U.S. Department of Energy Awards $15.2 Million for Advanced Nuclear Technology

U.S. Department of Energy Awards $15.2 Million for Advanced Nuclear Technology

U.S. Department of Energy Awards $15.2 Million for Advanced Nuclear Technology

Chasing Cheap Nuclear: Economic Trade-Offs for Small Modular Reactors

Chasing Cheap Nuclear: Economic Trade-Offs for Small Modular Reactors

MathJax.Hub.Config({ tex2jax: {inlineMath: [['$','$'], ['\\(','\\)']]} }); The costs of first-of-a-kind small modular nuclear power reactors ...