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Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear

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]...



WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced funding selections for eleven domestic advanced nuclear technology projects. These projects, located across six states, will receive varying amounts for a total of approximately $18 million in funding, with project values totaling approximately $25 million. The projects are cost-shared and will allow industry-led teams, including participants from federal agencies, public and private laboratories, institutions of higher education, and other domestic entities, to advance the state of U.S. commercial nuclear capability.

DOE has selected five companies to receive technology development vouchers under the GAIN program. The companies selected are Westinghouse Electric Company (Cranberry Township, PA) in the amount of $420,000; Elysium Industries (Clifton Park, NY) in the amount of $500,000; NexDefense (Atlanta, GA) in the amount of $400,000; Exelon Generation (Kennett Square, PA) in the amount of $480,000; and Eastman Chemical Company (Kingsport, TN) in the amount of $350,000. Further detail and description of these awards can be found under the GAIN website. READ MORE


​A high-profile, science-based environmental nonprofit is calling for financially struggling nuclear power plants to remain open, citing their benefits to tackling climate change. READ MORE


​The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) invites the public to review and comment on a draft environmental assessment for a proposal to fabricate fuel at Idaho National Laboratory's Materials and Fuels Complex (MFC) and/or the Idaho Nuclear Technology and Engineering Center (INTEC) to support efforts by U.S. companies to develop and deploy new reactor technologies.  READ MORE


DOE is preparing an Environmental Assessment to address the potential use of DOE-owned high assay low-enriched uranium (HALEU) currently stored at Idaho National Laboratory.  The proposed use of this HALEU would involve fabrication of advanced reactor fuel in support of nuclear energy.  A draft environmental assessment is being prepared, will soon be issued for public comment, and will be available on the web at  DOE will issue a news release announcing the availability of the document for public review and comment.


If you would like to be notified when the draft is released for public comment, please contact Dave Herrin, U.S. Department of Energy, Idaho Operations Office, 1955 Fremont Avenue, Idaho Falls, Idaho 83415-1222; or email  If you would like a paper copy of the draft after it is released for public comment, please include your mailing address.

The Fiscal Year 2019 Technology Commercialization Fund (TCF) funding opportunity announcement has been released. TCF leverages research and development funding in the applied energy programs to mature promising energy technologies with high-impact potential. TCF works to expand the commercial impact of the U.S. Department of Energy's portfolio of research, development, demonstration and deployment activities. 

All TCF projects require a minimum 1:1 cost share of nonfederal funds to match the federal investment. Industry partner(s) may provide funds-in or in-kind contributions to meet the cost share requirement. READ MORE

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