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Congratulations:
Lightbridge Corp. - Reston, VA
Oklo Inc. - Sunnyvale, CA
Radiant, El-Segundo, CA
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By the year 2050, we need to dramatically change the way we produce and consume energy if we are to achieve a number of key targets.

We must also consider the implications of those energy choices.

The GAIN Energy Calculator will allow state, local, and federal policy makers, students, researchers, and other interested stakeholders to visualize and model their policy changes and see real-world results based on validated science.
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Join us Wednesday, March 31, 2021 for the 3rd webinar in The Regulatory Route to Commercial Nuclear Deployment Webinar Series
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Advanced nuclear energy systems hold enormous potential to lower emissions, create new jobs, and build an even stronger economy. The Advanced Reactor Demonstration Program (ARDP) will speed the demonstration of advanced reactors through cost-shared partnerships with U.S. industry. By rapidly developing these advanced reactors that hold so much promise, we can expand access to clean energy and take advantage of market opportunities before key infrastructure and supply chain capabilities are lost.

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WASHINGTON – The Nuclear Innovation Alliance (NIA) invites you to a webinar on Wednesday, May 19th about the release of a new report “Unlocking Advanced Nuclear Innovation: The Role of Fee Reform and Public Investment.” As multiple advanced reactor vendors enter the licensing process to build first-of-a-kind demonstration projects, issues with the NRC's current user fee cost recovery model could slow innovation and raise regulatory costs. Importantly, reliance on applicant fees limits the ability of the NRC to hire and train staff ahead of expected applications, reducing regulatory efficiency.
 
NIA's new report explores the history of the fee system, identifies how the fee model can inhibit advanced nuclear innovation, and compares to regulatory models in other industries and countries. It includes recommendations to strenghten the NRC, reduce barriers for advanced reactor applicants, and to ensure advanced reactors can provide a timely contribution to climate mitigation.
 
The webinar will consist of a virtual panel discussion moderated by former NRC Commissioner Stephen Burns, Senior Fellow at Third Way, with panelists Alex Gilbert of the Nuclear Innovation Alliance, Caroline Cochran of Oklo, and Peter Hastings of Kairos Power. The webinar will discuss the report and its findings, as well as discuss the impacts of user fees on advanced nuclear innovation more broadly.
 
You can register for the webinar at this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_HaFBGszzQ0a-zgtl8jdnPw
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The development of critical design criteria for new advanced reactor systems, components, and materials requires an understanding of both fabrication and the irradiation environment during normal operating and accident conditions. Next-generation researchers and designers are therefore challenged not only by demands for improved performance, they must also work to shorten the development and commercialization lifecycle for new nuclear reactors and systems to remain competitive. This provides unique and exciting opportunities for all contributors to this field of study. This presentation will offer a strategic overview of the impact that advanced manufacturing has on the lifecycle of new generation reactors. By evaluating state-of-the-art practices found in other large manufacturing industries, this presentation provides an overview of major innovation areas that are considered to benefit the GEN-IV systems (SFR, GFR, LFR, FSMR...). Synergetic advanced manufacturing approaches beneficial to the collective GEN-IV systems, with some examples of differentiating approaches necessary for specific reactor designs, are discussed. Furthermore, new paradigms in licensing approaches for additively manufactured parts will be discussed.

REGISTER HERE: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/1542507475351191563
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Application Deadline for Cycle 2021-1 of the Industry Funding Opportunity Announce (FOA) Extended to May 28, 2021

Click on this link or Additional Information: https://www.id.energy.gov/NEWS/FOA/FOAOpportunities/FOA.htm
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The 12th annual Modeling, Experimentation, and Validation (MeV) Summer School will be organized by Argonne National Laboratory and held virtually from July 19-30, 2021.
 
This year’s theme is “Holistic Innovation: Integrating Methods, Experiments, and People to Advance Nuclear Technology.”
 
The announcement can be viewed and downloaded by clicking the flyer image below. We respectfully ask that you forward this information to students and colleagues that would benefit from the school or help distribute this information throughout your institution.
 
Information and online application instructions are available in the flyer and on the school’s website at mevschool.net.
 
The deadline for applications is March 30, 2020.
 
2021 MeV Summer School Organizing Committee
Florent Heidet, ANL Dean
Tyler J. Gerczak, ORNL Dean
Curtis Smith, INL Dean
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Please mark your calendars for August 30 – September 2, 2021 to attend the MSR Workshop at PNNL’s Discovery Hall in Richland, Washington. We greatly apologize for the postponement of the Workshop and appreciate your support as we move forward in future planning. Please keep an eye on our MSR Workshop 2021 website. We are committed to share event updates with you and build momentum as we prepare to see you next year.

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​The development of critical design criteria for new advanced reactor systems, components, and materials requires an understanding of both fabrication and the irradiation environment during normal operating and accident conditions. Next-generation researchers and designers are therefore challenged not only by demands for improved performance, they must also work to shorten the development and commercialization lifecycle for new nuclear reactors and systems to remain competitive. This provides unique and exciting opportunities for all contributors to this field of study. This presentation will offer a strategic overview of the impact that advanced manufacturing has on the lifecycle of new generation reactors. By evaluating state-of-the-art practices found in other large manufacturing industries, this presentation provides an overview of major innovation areas that are considered to benefit the GEN-IV systems (SFR, GFR, LFR, FSMR...). Synergetic advanced manufacturing approaches beneficial to the collective GEN-IV systems, with some examples of differentiating approaches necessary for specific reactor designs, are discussed. Furthermore, new paradigms in licensing approaches for additively manufactured parts will be discussed.

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Application Deadline for Cycle 2021-1 of the Industry Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) to be Extended from April 30, 2021 to May 28, 2021

The Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Nuclear Energy (NE) continues to evaluate its fiscal year (FY) 2021 appropriations to determine impacts on and priorities for its various research, development, and demonstration (RD&D) programs. However, due to shifting priorities within the Department in response to the Congressionally-initiated Advanced Reactor Demonstration Program and the need to support multiple high profile commitments, combined with near-term uncertainties due to the ongoing administration and leadership transition, NE has determined that it is in the best interest of both the advanced reactor technology development community and the Government to extend the application due date for Cycle 2021-1 for the Industry FOA from April 30, 2021 to May 28, 2021. 

Official notification of this date extension has been issued via Amendment 011 to U.S. Industry Opportunities for Advanced Nuclear Technology Development Funding Opportunity Number: DE-FOA-0001817. https://www.id.energy.gov/NEWS/FOA/FOAOpportunities/FOA.htm.​

​At this time, NE anticipates executing two Industry FOA award cycles during FY 2021. As soon as possible following this notification, NE will update its estimate of FY 2021 funds available for Industry FOA awards via a question and answer (Q&A) update posted to the Industry FOA webpage. Such funds will be maximized to the extent practical, while balancing NE requirements for industry, university, national laboratory, and cross-cutting RD&D and support of enabling capabilities. 


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​The Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear (GAIN) announced today that three nuclear companies will be provided GAIN Nuclear Energy (NE) Vouchers to accelerate the innovation and application of advanced nuclear technologies. NE vouchers provide advanced nuclear technology innovators with access to the extensive nuclear research capabilities and expertise available across the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratory complex. This is the first set of awards in FY 2021. The businesses selected to receive GAIN nuclear energy vouchers for Round 2 FY 2021 are:​ Lightbridge Corp. - Reston, VA, Oklo Inc. - Sunnyvale, CA, Radiant - El Segundo, CA

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​​​GAIN Energy Calculator

By the year 2050, we need to dramatically change the way we produce and consume energy if we are to achieve a number of key targets.

We must also consider the implications of those energy choices.

The GAIN Energy Calculator will allow state, local, and federal policy makers, students, researchers, and other interested stakeholders to visualize and model their policy changes and see real-world results based on validated science. 
Click here and try it out.


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