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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:
SMR, LLC, Camden, NJ
Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation - Technologies, Seattle, WA
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Fresh Eyes, Creative Thinking Define GAINS's Approach to Solutions
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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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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.
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National Strategy for Establishing Relationships with Utility/End Users
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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: https://web.cvent.com/event/64340929-8543-4f95-88e5-bc605bfd30ce/summary?rp=00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000
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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: https://web.cvent.com/event/64340929-8543-4f95-88e5-bc605bfd30ce/summary?rp=00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000
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The workshop will host professionals from industry, government and academia from around the globe who will gather to present and discuss cutting edge technical issues and solutions to develop and deploy molten salt reactor systems. 

Extended abstracts will focus on molten salt chemistry, actinide and radionuclide chemistry under molten alt conditions, modeling, thermodynamics, corrosion, and safeguards.

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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:
*Identify measurement requirements and needs for advanced reactor concepts: (HTRs, FRs, MSRs)
*Create phased development approach for sensors with demonstration experiments and related facilities (irradiation test, single effect test, advanced operation modes) as near-term targets
*Understand current national laboratory capability and identify gaps to inform applicable DOE research programs

For More Information: https://gain.inl.gov/SitePages/SensorTechnologiesWorkshop.aspx
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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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WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-WY), chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW), along with Sens. Mike Braun (R-IN) and Mike Crapo (R-ID) sent a letter to Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Chairman Kristine Svinicki applauding the commission for initiating development of a Generic Environmental Impact Statement (GEIS) for advanced reactors. The senators also called on the commission to broaden the scope of the proposed generic environmental impact statement to make the document easier to use. The letter also requests the commission to consider actions to improve the environmental permitting of advanced reactors.

​In the letter, the senators request the NRC align the proposal with the Nuclear Energy Innovation and Modernization Act (NEIMA). NEIMA requires the NRC to establish a regulatory framework for the NRC to license and utilities to deploy advanced nuclear technologies that reflects safer and smaller reactor designs. This will help nuclear innovators have a predictable and efficient regulatory process.

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7/24/2020
  
Battelle Energy Alliance seeks industry partners to design nuclear power system for moon​​

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho – Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC (BEA), the managing and operating contractor for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Idaho National Laboratory (INL), is seeking information from leaders in the nuclear and space industries to develop innovative technologies for a fission surface power (FSP) system that can be operated on the moon. The request for information can be viewed here. Responses are sought by Sept. 8. After receiving responses, INL will issue a request for proposal.

Sponsored by NASA in collaboration with the Department of the Energy and INL, the request for information seeks partnership on technologies and approaches to test and validate an FSP design that can be built and deployed on the moon, and used for subsequent missions such as to Mars.

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U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, today thanked her colleagues for supporting the inclusion of S. 903, her Nuclear Energy Leadership Act (NELA), in S. 4049, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2021. The Senate today passed the NDAA bill, with NELA incorporated by amendment, by a vote of 86 to 14.

“For too long, the United States has lagged woefully behind on innovative nuclear energy technologies, which comes at great cost to our economy, our global leadership, and the environment,” Murkowski said. “The Department of Defense is a logical first customer for advanced reactors, especially the microreactors currently under development, which can be deployed to remote regions. Nuclear energy can also provide safe, clean, and affordable power to homes, schools, and businesses that traditionally rely on more costly energy sources.”

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​"Today marks a significant step forward in U.S. efforts to support the energy needs of allies around the world. The change also positions DFC to accelerate growth in developing economies with limited energy resources," said DFC Chief Executive Officer Adam Boehler. "We look forward to exploring opportunities to leverage this new capability to deliver affordable, reliable, and emission-free energy where it is needed most. At the same time, these efforts will also advance innovative technologies that adhere to the United States' high safety, security, and non-proliferation standards."

"I applaud the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) for moving forward with the implementation of a key recommendation of President Trump's Nuclear Fuel Working Group Strategy," said Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette. "Over the past three years, Department of Energy officials have met with government and private industry around the world who are eager to import American civil nuclear technology, yet funding challenges prevented them from doing so as a result of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation's legacy ban on financing of nuclear projects. Reversing this ban is a commonsense action that will increase global energy security and help other countries meet their own emissions reduction goals while providing their citizens with reliable baseload generation."

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