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Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear
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Industry FOA: DE-FOA-0001817
Advanced Reactor Demonstration FOA: DE-FOA-0002271
Advanced Reactor Demonstration Collaboration Hub
FY 2021 Consolidated Innovative Nuclear Research (CINR) FOA
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WORKSHOPS AND WEBINARS
Microreactor Program Virtual Webinar: August 18-19, 2020, 9am-2pm MT Daily
GAIN Webinar Series
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MODELING AND SIMULATION
Slider-Molten Salt Reactor
Advanced Reactor Tools
POWER 2020, Anaheim, CA August 3-6, 2020
Come to the POWER2020 Conference and enjoy the Power Division’s 100th Anniversary celebration:
Collaborate with your peers in the power field from industry, academia, and national laboratory.
See what’s going on in the power industry and where it’s headed.
Join professionals, scientists and future engineers and be inspired from the discoveries of the past and vision of the future!
FY-2020-4th Round GAIN NE Voucher Proposals Due, July 31, 2020, 5:00 pm EST
Get your GAIN NE voucher submitted. Follow this link for information.
Cybersecurity Technologies Virtual Showcase - Session 4: OT Visualization, Shadow Figment, CAPSec, July 30, 2020, 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. EST
~Introduction of PACT Program by Kannan Krishnaswami, Technology Commercialization Manager, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and Jason Gayl, Managing Partner, Cyber Capital Partners
~Cybersecurity Visualization: Operations Technology Cybersecurity Visualization Tool
OT Cybersecurity Visualization Dashboard is a software tool that allows improved collaboration between OT operators and IT/cyber personnel to improve cybersecurity response times in operational technology environments.
~Shadow Figment: High Fidelity Model Driven Deception Platforms for Control Systems
Shadow Figment brings high fidelity 'honeypot" deception techniques to physical devices in the operational technology environments.
~CAPSec: Real-Time Software Upgrade
CAPSec applies continuous software security patching capabilities in high uptime environments through the use of containerized patching.
2020 MIT/INL/EPRI Webinar Series - Separating Nuclear Reactors from the Power Block with Heat Storage: A New Power Plant Design Paradigm: Session 1. Markets, Requirements and Systems Design, July 29, 2020, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm ET
The energy market is changing because of (1) the goal of a low-carbon energy system and (2) the expansion of low-operating-cost wind and solar PV that collapse electricity prices at certain times. We examine the changes in markets and requirements and alternative nuclear system designs with large-scale heat storage to enable base-load nuclear plants to provide variable electricity to the grid and heat to industry. In the U.S., the industrial demand for heat is about twice the total electricity production; thus, there are two major markets for nuclear energy in the U.S. The addition of heat storage enables integration of electricity and heat markets because it partly decouples in time heat production versus heat and electricity to customers. Separate from these considerations, large-scale heat storage has massive implications for grid resilience because energy production is partly decoupled from the grid.
Registration is required. Information and Registration:
Cybersecutiry Technologies Virtual Showcase - Session 3: CHIRP, SITU, AXL, July 28, 2020, 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. EST
~Introduction of PACT Program by Eugene Cochran, Commercialization Manager at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and Jason Gayl, Managing Partner, Cyber Capital Partners
~CHIRP: Cloud Forensics and Incident Response Platform
A cloud incident response software package that captures breach data typically lost beyond the hypervisor to improve cybersecurity analyst visibility into the cloud.
~SITU: Real-time Situational Understanding and Discovery of Cyber Attacks
SITU produces real-time anomaly alerting to allow for the timely discovery and understanding of new unknown/sophisticated cyber attacks.
~AXL: Automated Extraction of Malware Behavior from Logs
AXL utilizes advanced machine learning to identify which files have been impacted by malware, thereby expediting the incidence response by eliminating time spent sifting through massive log data.
Nuclear Innovation Bootcamp, July 27 - August 7, 2020, Madison, WI
* Creativity and Ideation
* Community and Influence
* Cross-Cutting Applications
Cybersecurity Technologies Virtual Showcase - Session 2: HADES, Cybersecutiry Framework, ADDSec, July 23, 2020 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. EST
~Introduction of PACT Program by Robert Westervelt, Licensing Executive at Sandia National Laboratories, and Jason Gayl, Managing Partner, Cyber Capital Partners
~HADES: Computer Network Defense System
HADES's AI produces high fidelity business documents and changing IT environments to create a live massive interactive "honeypot" aimed at deceiving an attacker for long durations.
~Cybersecurity Framework & Compliance Tool
A management and compliance tool to manage, train and improve the cybersecurity posture within industrial control organizations.
~ADDSec: Dynamic Defense and Network Randomization for Computer Systems
ADDSec brings an integrated suite of cybersecurity techniques together to create IP hopping capabilities to prevent and mitigate threats to the network.
Cybersecurity Technologies Virtual Showcase - Session 1: Industrial Control Systems, July 21, 2020, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EST
~Introduction of PACT Program by Jonathan Cook, Licensing and Commercialization Manager at Idaho National Laboratory, and Jason Gayl, Managing Partner, Cyber Capital Partners
~MASTERI: A Computer-aided Technique For Assessing Infrastructure Reliability and Resilience and Related Systems, Methods, and Devices
An integrated suite of software that accurately calculates device dependency and the resulting expected Return on Resiliency Investment.
~OpDefender: Network Control and Monitoring System for Industrial Control Systems
A means of retrofitting industrial control systems with software defined networks to add cybersecurity functionality in legacy devices.
~WiFIRE: Spectrum Monitoring and Analysis, and Related Methods, Systems, and Devices
Using multiple sensor devices and integrated software to simplify wireless network spectrum monitoring for physical-cyber security.
*UPDATED* 2020 Advanced Reactor Technologies (ART) Gas-Cooled Reactor (GCR) Campaign Program Review (Virtual Meeting), July 14-16, 2020
Virtual Meeting - This is an INVATION ONLY Program review meeting.
The Advanced Reactor Technologies (ART) Gas-Cooled Reactor (GCR) Campaign Program Review will be virtually through BlueJeans on July 14-16, 2020. The review meeting will include Advanced Gas Reactor Fuels,Graphite and the Validation and Simulation Methods areas of the GCR Campaign. The meeting will begin at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 14 and conclude around noon on Thursday, July 16.
For more information/registration:
GEN IV Webinar, Series 42: Dr. Jiri Krepel, Comparison of 16 Reactors Neutronic Performance in Closed Th-U and U-Pu Cycles, June 24, 2020 @ 8:30 AM (EDT)
Just as in all other industries, sustainability is vital to nuclear energy production. Recycling of nuclear fuel contributes to the environmental and social pillars of that sustainability because it simultaneously improves natural resources utilization and waste minimization. This webinar provides additional insight to the consequences of repetitive fuel recycling and compares selected reactors based on their neutronics performance in the closed Th-U and U-Pu cycles.
Advanced Reactor Codes and Standards Virtual Workshop, June 23, 2020, 10:00 am to 4:30 pm ET
The workshop will provide an opportunity for designers, vendors, owners, regulators, and representatives of standards development organizations (SDOs) to discuss standards needs to support advanced reactors. The discussion will include advanced reactor developer perspectives, codes and standards organization perspectives as well as DOE and NRC perspectives. The objective is to help ensure alignment of developer needs and codes and standard organization priorities.
GAIN Webinar Series - Part 3: The Case for SMRs and Microreactors in Puerto Rico, June 18, 2020 11:00 am (MDT) / 12:00 pm (CT)
The GAIN Clean Nuclear Energy for Industry Webinar Series highlights the innovations in nuclear energy and associated integrated-energy options that may be beneficial to a wide range of industrial energy applications. The intent is to develop connections between the nuclear community and the energy end-use community to communicate the benefits of clean, reliable, and resilient nuclear energy.
The third webinar in this series is co-sponsored by ANS Young Members Group and features the feasibility study led by The Nuclear Alternative Project (NAP), a non-profit formed by Puerto Rican engineers in the U.S. nuclear industry and involved a team of more than 20 consultants and industry advisors. This study, highlighting SMRS and Microreactors for Puerto Rice, represents a first-of-a-kind collaborative effort focused on the need for next-generation nuclear reactors in response to Puerto Rico's House Resolution 1189. In this webinar, Eddie Guerra and Luis Reyes will present the study's key findings with a special focus on applications for Puerto Rico's manufacturing sector and critical infrastructure needs.
GAIN-NRIC National Laboratories Capabilities Webinar, June 4, 2020, 10:00 am - 2:30 pm EDT
For information please check here:
Advanced Reactor Demonstration FOA: DE-FOA-0002271 Industry Day Webinar, June 2-3, 2020, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
For information please check here:
WHY FAST REACTORS Webinar hosted by the Fast Reactor Working Group - June 1, 2020, 2:00 pm - 3 pm EST
SHIFTING THE WORLD TO A CLEANER AND MORE SUSTAINABLE FORM OF ENERGY WITH FAST FISSION TECHNOLOGIES
For more information please check here:
MSR Chemistry Workshop abstract submission deadline, May 29, 2020
The deadline for abstract submissions has been extended to May 29, 2020.
We invite you to submit an extended abstract (2 pages) to present your work at the PNNL MSR Chemistry Workshop on “Fundamental Properties to Advanced Molten Salt Reactor Technology” 15-17 September 2020.
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GEN IV Webinar Series 41: Performance Assessments for Fuels and Materials for Advanced Nuclear Reactors, May 28, 2020 at 8:30 am (EDT)
A host of novel fuel and material concepts are being investigated as part of the GenIV
reactor development initiative. While many of these candidates are rooted in historical
programs from previous reactor development campaigns, most of these concepts were
never fully evalauted for long-term performance in non-LWR facilities. The performance
data that is needed for candidate material downselection, feasibility studies, and eventual
qualification is, currently, very costly in terms of monetary cost and human capital. The
use of an ‘all of the above’ strategy for performance assessment is needed to reduce the
cost of ushering materials through the qualification process. In this presentation, we will
discuss the efforts that are currently underway, and those planned for the near future, to
advance many of these candidates from concept to deployment. Visit:
for more informaton.
GAIN Webinar Series - Part 2: Advanced Nuclear Technologies, May 29, 2020 12:.30 pm - 2:00 pm (MDT) / 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm (EDT)
The GAIN Clean Nuclear Energy for Industry Webinar Series will highlight the innovations in nuclear energy and associated integrated-energy options that may be beneficial to a wide range of industrial energy applications. The intent is to develop connections between the nuclear community and the energy end-use community to communicate the benefits of clean, reliable, and resilient nuclear energy.
The second webinar in this series features high-level presentations by the GAIN Technology Working Group Chairs, focusing on the unique capabilities of advanced reactor technology concepts, highlighting key operational features, options to support industrial users, and potential deployment timelines.
CANCELLED - NEI Used Fuel Management Conference, May 5-7, 2020, Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas, NV
UNFORTUNATELY, DUE TO THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK AND TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS, THE 2020 USED FUEL MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE IN LAS VEGAS, NV (MAY 5-7) HAS BEEN CANCELED.
WE WANT TO THANK EVERYONE WHO HAD BEEN PLANNING TO ATTEND THIS EVENT, AND APOLOGIZE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE THIS MAY CAUSE. WE HOPE THAT YOU UNDERSTAND THIS DECISION AS THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF MEETING PARTICIPANTS IS OF PARAMOUNT IMPORTANCE TO NEI
Learn about this growing industry’s strategic vision for used fuel, decommissioning and more from top business and government experts.
Join your colleagues in Las Vegas to network, meet suppliers, attend relevant workshops and hear from industry leaders about:
· Used fuel in a carbon-free world
· Transforming dry storage licensing
· Consolidating storage
· Transporting used fuel before 2024
· Strategies to improve decommissioning
· Innovative long-term solutions.
GEN IV Webinar Series 40: GIF VHTR Hydrogen Production Project Management Board, April 29, 2020, 8:30 a.m. (EDT)
The objective of the GIF VHTR Hydrogen Production Project Management Board is to provide a collaborative environment among the signatories for the development, optimization and demonstration of economical large-scale hydrogen production processes that do not emit green-house gases through the use of nuclear energy. The main processes considered by the signatories include Sulphur-Iodine (S-I), High Temperature Steam Electrolysis (HTSE), Copper-Chlorine (Cu-Cl) and Hybrid Sulphur (HyS). The signatories include Canada, EU, France, Japan, Korea and the USA. China has been an observer, waiting to join the group formally, but contributing strongly to the developments. The S-I process has been demonstrated for short term operation by China, Korea and Japan. EU, France and the USA have been very active in HTSE. Canada has been focusing on the Cu-Cl Cycle with plans for demonstration of an integrated lab-scale system in 2021. This webinar will provide an overview of these activities and their relevance to mitigating global warming.
GAIN-EPRI-NEI HALEU Webinar, April 28-29, 2020
The High-Assay Low -Enriched (HALEU) Webinar will inform stakeholders on the status and challenges associated with HALEU for fuel fabrication and reactor development. The webinar will cover the following aspects of HALEU supply with a focus on the 10-20% enrichment range:
* Anticapted demand and timeline projections for HALEU
* Enrichment, conversion, and deconversion
* Transportation needs
* Legislative and regulatory issues
GAIN-EPRI-NEI Clean Nuclear Energy For Industry Webinar, April 16, 2020,
Join this webinar to:
*Identify end-user needs for power, heat, steam, etc., including reliability requirements
*inform end-users about the capabilities and timelines for advanced reactors
*Establish connections between the advanced and nuclear technology developers and energy end-users
For More information:
ANS Student Webinar Series featuring Dr. Rita Baranwal, Assistant Secretary for the Office of Nuclear Energy in the U.S. Department of Energy
Register for tomorrow's opening webinar featuring Dr. Baranwal
ANS Student Conference is going virtual.
About the Student Webinar Series
This exciting new initiative was developed by ANS following the postponement of the 2020 ANS Student Conference due to COVID-19. The series, which is free and open to all, includes:
March 27: Opening Plenary featuring Rita Baranwal
April 3: Panel on the “Importance of University and Industry Collaboration for Design Projects"
April 10: Student Design Competition
Mark your calendars! The 2021 ANS Student Conference has been rescheduled for next April 8-10 at NC State University in Raleigh, NC.
Learn about other live and on demand webinars offered by ANS.
GEN IV Webinar - Micro-Reactors: A Technology Option for Accelerated Innovation, March 26, 2020
Micro-reactors are very small nuclear reactors capable of operating independently from the electric grid to supply highly resilient power, and are well suited to serve the power needs for remote communities that currently do not have access to reliable, resilient and affordable energy. A typical commercial microreactor is envisioned to be a mobile nuclear power plant in a 2-20 MWe range that is fully factory built, fueled and assembled. It is transportable to the remote site via ground, sea or air with black start, renewable integration and island mode operation capability. They are designed to be self-regulating and walk-away safe with minimal operator intervention. NEI estimates that Microreactors could deliver electricity at rates between $0.09/kWh and $0.33/kWh. This presentation will describe ‘genericized’ microreactor designs being pursued by various vendors, technology gaps and the role of DOE’s Microreactor R&D.
For registration click on this link:
WEBINAR; Microreactors in the New Horizon: Innovative Solutions for Clean Energy Systems, March 25, 2020, 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm EST
Microreactors are a specific subset of small modular reactors characterized by a generation capacity of approximately 1 to 20 megawatts of electricity. Hear the perspectives from experts on how these reactors offer a combination of reliability and operational flexibility that no other small electrical generating system can match, including mutually enabling abilities when linked with other carbon-free energy sources. These reactors utilize a small land footprint, can be transported using a semi-truck, and potentially operate for years without refueling. These microreactors will empower many innovative uses in our future clean energy economy.
Panelists will highlight how these paradigm-shifting technologies will enable remote villages, island communities, military operations, off-grid consumers, and high-temperature process heat customers to benefit from carbon-free nuclear energy. The panelists will discuss the state of the technology development, benefits, economics, potential customers, and opportunities to incorporate cutting-edge innovations, such as additive manufacturing and remote/autonomous operations.
CANCELED - Nuclear Innovation Week, March 23-26, 2020, Washington, DC
Be in the know! Join your peers for the third annual Nuclear Innovation Week.
The best and brightest in nuclear innovation arena will gather in Washington, D.C., March 23-26, 2020. Nuclear Innovation Week activities will spotlight research and development, demonstration, and deployment of nuclear technologies to decarbonize the domestic and global economies.
Meet innovative industry leaders and learn about current strategies and new technologies during the week-long activities, including the Nuclear R&D Summit, the Nuclear Simulation Celebration, and networking events. Participate in the Storm the Hill event and convince your Congressional delegation of the importance of nuclear energy.
For More information and registration click on this link:
WEBINAR - Hyrogen: Fuel of the Future? March 18, 2020, 8:00 am - 9:30 am EST (Tentative)
Welcome to the webinar series of the Clean Energy Ministerial’s (CEM) Nuclear Innovation: Clean Energy Future (NICE Future) initiative. The initiative envisions a world in which nuclear innovation advances clean energy goals and provides societal benefits. We see no one-size-fits-all solution to meet energy needs and seek to foster collaboration among clean energy supporters to explore diverse solutions, including nuclear energy technology solutions, for clean, reliable, resilient, and integrated systems, now and in the future.
Cyber Security Implementation Workshop, March 3-5, 2020, Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas, NV
Stay current on cyber security inspection preparation at NEI's Cyber Security Implementation Workshop.
Find out about the latest cyber rule policy updates and lessons learned, and don't miss out on the always vibrant sessions with NRC staff.
Take this opportunity to network with cyber security leaders, regulators and decision-makers from across the United States.
For More Information and Registration click on this link:
iFOA - DE-FOA-001817 - Current Closing Date: February 28, 2020
Current Closing Date for Submissions: February 29, 2020, 5pm ET
GAIN NE Voucher - FY20-2nd Round Submission Due Date: January 31, 2020
Closing Date for next round of GAIN-NE Voucher submission: Friday, January 31, 2020 5pm ET
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