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High-Assay Low-Enriched Uranium (HALEU) Program
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HALEU via Electrometallurgical Treament (EMT) Process
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Hybrid Zirconium Exctraction (ZIRCEX) Process
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Request for Information (RFI) Regarding Planning for Establishment of a Program to Support the Availability of High-Assay Low-Enriched Uranium (HALEU) for Civilian Domestic Research, Development, Demonstration, and Commercial Use
January 7, 2022
Office of Nuclear Energy, Department of Energy.
Extension of comment period.
On December 14, 2021, the U.S Department of Energy (DOE or the Department) issued a RFI inviting input on the planning for establishment of a DOE HALEU Availability Program and to gather information to consider in preparing the required report to Congress describing actions proposed to be carried out by DOE under the program. The Energy Act of 2020 authorized the Department to establish and carry out, through the Office of Nuclear Energy, a program to support the availability of HALEU for civilian domestic research, development, demonstration, and commercial use. The RFI established a January 13, 2022, deadline for the submission of written comments. DOE is extending the comment period to February 14, 2022.

Idaho National Laboratory (INL) Notice of Opportunity: High-assay Low Enriched Uranium (HALEU) for Fuel Development and Microreactor Demonstration at Idaho National Laboratory
August 22, 2019
To support United States leadership in the development and demonstration of microreactor technologies, Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is providing the opportunity for access to High Assay Low Enriched Uranium (HALEU) for the development of fuel and subsequent demonstration of microreactor technology on the INL site. The goal of this opportunity is to accelerate demonstration of commercially viable microreactor technologies.

Issue Notification of Opportunity: August 22, 2019

Requests Due: 5pm EDT, October 11, 2019

Selections are anticipated to be announced within two months of the request due date.

See the attachment for details.

July 22, 2019 
January 7, 2018
Link to DOE announcement

High-Assay Low Eneriched Uranium Demand and Deployment Options
HALEU Workshop Report
June 2020

April 7, 2020
By definition, HALEU is enriched between 5% and 20% and is required for most U.S. advanced reactors to achieve smaller designs that get more power per unit of volume. HALEU will also allow developers to optimize their systems for longer life cores, increased efficiencies and better fuel utilization.

July 5, 2018

November 1, 2017
NNSA Presentation
link to uranium enrichment industry day 

 Nuclear Energy Innovation Capabilities Act (NEICA)

 Nuclear Energy Leadership Act (NELA)

 Nuclear Energy Research and Development Act (NERDA)