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Clean Nuclear Energy for Industry - Part 2: Advanced Nuclear Technologies
May 29, 2020 / 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (MDT) / 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (MDT) **Updated Time**
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.
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Congratulations:
Kairos Power - Alameda, CA
Natura Resources, LLC - Abilene, TX
TerraPower, LLC, Bellevue, WA
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Kemal Pasamehmetoglu is known for being both innovative and candid. So, looking
back to when the Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear (GAIN) was founded
in December 2015, he readily acknowledges that “in the first seven to eight months,
we tried to define what GAIN really meant.”
There were numerous meetings with Department of Energy (DOE) program
managers, a roadshow to national laboratories, emphasizing how they could be part
of the program, and discussions with private industry about GAIN’s potential benefits.
“We needed to determine how to best line up the existing programs and be helpful,”
Pasamehmetoglu, GAIN’s first director, said. There was a focus to ensure the “being
helpful” metric applied to every corner of the nuclear community, especially private
reactor developers.
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to Accelerate Advance Nuclear Technology Development
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* Funding Opportunities
* Contract Mechanisms
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The Advanced Nuclear Directory was created in partnership between GAIN, Third Way, and the United States Nuclear Infrastructure Council (USNIC)
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GAIN Initiative Overview - MRS Fall 2017
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Experimental Breeder Reactor-I (EBR-I) typically welcomes visitors from around the world during the summer months. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the museum will not open its doors this year. Visitors can, however, experience the world’s first nuclear power plant through two different technologies: TravelStorys and online tours.
Click for more information!
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National Strategy for Establishing Relationships with Utility/End Users
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Learn as you create a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) design idea about nuclear energy technologies.
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The purpose of this meeting is to discuss with the nuclear industry and other stakeholders the industry-led Technology Inclusive Content of Application Project (TICAP), and the NRC-led Advanced Reactor Content of Application Project (ARCAP).  

Meeting Information: https://www.nrc.gov/pmns/mtg?Code=20201070&do=details&source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery
9/24/2020129
  
A new understanding of the role advanced nuclear can play in hitting 2050 global decarbonization targets

Join Cleantech Group and their sponsors, Terrestrial Energy, NuScale Power and USNC, for a webinar exploring how nuclear innovation must be part of the solution for decarbonization in electricity, industry and transport. You'll gain expert insight into the role innovation can play in nuclear cost, safety and waste.

Sign Up Now: https://www.cleantech.com/nuclear-innovation-for-global-energy-webinar-oct-28/?utm_campaign=Nuclear%20Webinar&utm_medium=links&utm_source=blog
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Purpose:
*GAIN, EPRI, NEI workshop to exchange information among advanced nuclear technology developers, commercial instrument suppliers, and sensor researchers from DOE national laboratories, universities, and industry
Objectives:
*Discuss measurement requirements and snesor needs for advanced reactor concepts: (HTRs, FRs, MSRs)
*Understand current national laboratory capabilities and accelerated development approaches for sensors and instrumentation
*Identify gaps to inform applicable DOE research programs

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The workshop will be held virtually on October 14 and 15. Registration is required and will open on September 1, 2020. Online attendance is limited to 350 people. We expect to reach 350 quickly, so please register early to ensure your spot. We will begin each day at 9:00 Eastern Daylight Time (-4 UTC). Topics to be discussed:
*Chemistry
*Materials
*Technology
*Licensing
*International
*Chemistry II/ Modeling
*Driven Systems/Fuel Cycle Approaches
*First Next Reactors

READ MORE HERE: https://msrworkshop.ornl.gov/
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New Date and Location …
• Date: Sunday, November 8, 2020
• Time: 8:00 AM –5:30 PM
• Location: Atlanta, Georgia (co-locate with ASME Boiler Code Week)
Pre-Registration link …
https://www.asme.org/conferences-events/events/asme-bpv-iii-division-5-workshop-high-temperature-reactors

What you will learn about …
• What advanced reactor developers need to know about the High Temperature Reactor design rules
• How the High Temperature Reactor rules differ from Section III, Division 1 rules for design
• How to design reactor components with modern analysis tools and follow code rules
• How to introduce new high temperature materials into the code
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​This Request for Information (RFI) is intended to gather information on the various micro-reactor technology options available for fixed-site applications only and to survey commercial stakeholders interested in the potential to finance, construct, install, operate, and own a micro-reactor for the notional requirements outlined in this RFI. It should be noted that while this RFI is focused on fixedsite applications, there may be cases where micro-reactor technology developed for mobile applications provides the capabilities required for fixed-site applications. The responses to this request will provide important information and insights for the Government’s potential pursuit of a microreactor pilot program.

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DLA Energy Request for Information – Air Force OEA: Micro Reactor Pilot Program

9/22/2020
  

​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 fourth set of awards in FY 2020. The businesses selected to receive GAIN nuclear energy vouchers for Round 4 FY 2020 are:​ Kairos Power - Alameda, CA, Natura Resouces, LLC - Abilene, TX, TerraPower, LLC - Bellevue, WA

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9/16/2020
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​Many cities, states, utilities, and public commissions are setting energy standards that aim to reduce carbon emissions. In order to realize a clean and resilient energy future, new methods of energy production, distribution, and use will be required. The primary focus of the DOE Office of Nuclear Energy (DOE-NE) Program on Integrated Energy Systems, led by researchers at Idaho National Laboratory (INL), has been to assess the potential of integrated energy systems to enhance the flexibility and utilization of nuclear reactors alongside renewable generators and, thereby, to maximize the use of the clean energy provided by these systems. This work begins with the question: “What goals are we trying to achieve, and how will the produced energy be used?” These questions must be addressed within the context of a specific deployment location, which has implications relative to the electricity market structure, supply, and demand; available feedstock for industrial processes; and available product markets. Product streams, ranging from potable water to hydrogen, fertilizer, synthetic fuels, and various chemicals, have been considered. Each product stream has its own market and market drivers and its own geographic location that would maximize profitability. Some of these products would only require electricity to support production, while others require both thermal and electrical energy. This webinar highlights work led by INL, in collaboration with other national laboratories and industry partners, to evaluate integrated energy system options that utilize nuclear energy in new ways. By working with key collaborators in the nuclear industry, these analytical studies are now becoming a reality in demonstration projects.


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​Kemal Pasamehmetoglu is known for being both innovative and candid. So, looking back to when the Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear (GAIN) was founded in December 2015, he readily acknowledges that “in the first seven to eight months, we tried to define what GAIN really meant.” 

There were numerous meetings with Department of Energy (DOE) program managers, a roadshow to national laboratories, emphasizing how they could be part of the program, and discussions with private industry about GAIN’s potential benefits. 

“We needed to determine how to best line up the existing programs and be helpful,” Pasamehmetoglu, GAIN’s first director, said. There was a focus to ensure the “being helpful” metric applied to every corner of the nuclear community, especially private reactor developers. 

GAIN has been highly successful at being helpful. In being broadly understood, not so much. READ MORE​

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