The mission of the Department of Energy Office of Nuclear Energy (DOE-NE) is to advance nuclear power as a resource capable of meeting the nation's energy, environmental and national security needs by resolving technical, cost, safety, proliferation resistance, and security barriers through research, development and demonstration [RD&D]...
Excellence in safety and reliability is among the goals identified in the technology roadmap for Generation IV nuclear reactors. This webinar will give an overview of the activities of the Gen IV Risk and Safety Working Group done in support of the six Gen IV nuclear energy systems towards the fulfilment of this goal. Topics include a presentation of the safety philosophy for Gen IV systems, the current safety framework for advanced reactors, and the methodology developed by the group for the safety assessment of Gen IV designs. Other ongoing activities between the group and the designers of Gen IV systems will be also highlighted. February 19, 2019 at 5:30 AM (PST); 8:30 AM (EST)Webinar FlyerPlease register at the following linkMore information about the GIF's webinar series (and past and future webinars) can be found on the GIF website
The Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear (GAIN) initiative has been named by the U.S. Nuclear Industry Council as a
winner of its 2018 Trailblazer Meritorious Achievement Award. The award was presented at USNIC’s Advanced Reactor Summit VI
Jan. 29-31, 2019, in San Diego, California.GAIN’s award is for its work in providing the nuclear energy community a single point of access to the technical, regulatory, and
financial support necessary to move new or advanced nuclear technologies toward commercialization.
The Advanced Reactors Summit Trailblazer Awards were established in 2017. Jose Reyes, NuScale co-founder and chief technology
officer, was the inaugural honoree that year, followed by Tim Echols of the Georgia Public Utility Commission at Summit V in
February 2018. Terrestrial Energy received the first Trailblazer Special Achievement Award at Summit V.
In addition to GAIN, this year’s honorees include Energy for Humanity, a nonprofit organization based in the United Kingdom and
Switzerland focused on solving climate change and enabling universal access to modern energy services. The organization will
receive the Advanced Reactors Summit Trailblazer Award. “Titans of Nuclear,” a 125-podcast project of the Energy Impact Center,
will be recognized with a Trailblazer Special Achievement Award for its one-on-one interviews of nuclear energy leaders from around
the world.READ MORE
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
laboratories complex. Following the successes of the program in FY2016, FY2017 and
FY2018 (quarterly award cycles were introduced), the FY2019 inaugural round kicks off
what is expected to be another productive year. READ MORE
ARLINGTON, Va. – U.S. military researchers are surveying industry to find companies able to develop a small mobile nuclear reactorfor forward-deployed fighting forces on land and at sea. READ MORE
The Nuclear Energy Oak Ridge Site Office (NE-ORSO) of the Department of Energy (DOE) plans to contract with American Centrifuge Operating LLC (ACO), a subsidiary of Centrus Energy Corp., for the demonstration of high assay low enriched uranium (HALEU) production to support DOE research and development activities and programs. The HALEU Demonstration Program has two primary objectives: (1) Deployment of a 16 machine AC-100M HALEU Cascade producing a 19.75% U-235 enriched product by October 2020; and (2) Demonstration of the capability to produce HALEU with existing U.S.-origin enrichment technology, and provide DOE with a small quantity of HALEU beginning in 2020 for use in its research and development for the advancement of civilian nuclear energy and security, and other programmatic missions. The period of performance for this award is anticipated to be January 2019 ? December 2020 with a one year option. READ MORE