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The Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear (GAIN) announced today that two nuclear companies will be provided a GAIN Nuclear Energy (NE) Voucher 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 award for FY 2022.

The businesses selected to receive a GAIN nuclear energy voucher for Round 1 FY 2022 are: Framatome Inc., Lynchburg, VA and Ultra Safe Nuclear Corp., Seattle, WA
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The latest information about advanced nuclear energy is now a mouse click away.

The Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear (GAIN) just unveiled Milestones in Advanced Nuclear, an interactive website that provides the latest news in the U.S. nuclear power industry.

GAIN is industry’s gateway into the national labs. Now GAIN is also the gateway into nuclear news.
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Your resource for engagement with NNSA on U.S. nuclear technology export, international safeguards, international security, and proliferation resistance in nuclear systems. Nexus provides a single point of access to NNSA.
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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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The Advanced Nuclear Directory was created in partnership between GAIN, Third Way, and the United States Nuclear Infrastructure Council (USNIC)
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Find the numbers on all things nuclear energy including advantages, performance data and the outlook of the industry.
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The Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear (GAIN) just unveiled Milestones in Advanced Nuclear, an interactive website that provides the latest news in the U.S. nuclear power industry.
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JUST IN: GAIN 3rd round of FY21 nuclear energy voucher recipients have been announced. The GAIN Voucher Program accelerates the #innovation and application of advanced #nuclear energy technologies. Learn more about the program & awardees here:fal.cn/... #GAINedge
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The purpose of this periodic advanced reactor stakeholder meetings is to share information and discuss topics releated to the development and licensing of advance reactors with the nuclear industry and other stakeholders.

The meeting notice can be found at the following link: https://www.nrc.gov/pmns/mtg?do=details&Code=20211607
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Has the COVID and Omicron variant kept you cooped up inside your home office?  Come to the GAIN Power Hour, a virtual networking event that doesn't require a COVID test.  For one hour, GAIN will 'seed the room' with U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratory staff so you can come, connect, and ask your questions.

Meimei Li, Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Technologies at Argonne National Laboratory

Bo Feng, Fast Reactor Program at Argonne National Laboratory

Patricia Paviet, Molten Salt Reactor Program at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory ​

There's no script, so bring your questions!

REGISTER HERE: https://gain.inl.gov/SitePages/2022_GAIN_PowerHour.aspx
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AccessBrookhaven is virtual event series that will share the different capabilities that Brookhaven National Laboratory offers to support industry’s research and development efforts and the funding opportunities offered by the U.S. U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to support new innovation.

The second of the series will focus on advancing nuclear energy technology and how Brookhaven Lab’s capabilities can be accessed through the Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear's (GAIN) Nuclear Energy Voucher Program.

Register Here: https://www.bnl.gov/accessbrookhaven/
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The ESFR-SMART project is what in the Anglo-Saxon world is called a “working horse" or a “concept car”. Its role is to introduce, outside any constructive planning, new ideas for the future, which can be valuable guides for R&D. Unlike in an “industrial” project, which initially had a construction schedule, one can introduce innovative ideas, even if their lower technological-readiness level would require development and time. For these new ideas, research and first calculations were also performed during the project, to check their general feasibility and the absence of major impossibilities.

The presentation will show the design proposition for this SFR reactor including the
experience feedback from European experience on Phénix, Superphénix, EFR and ASTRID. This design includes all improvements in response to the last safety rules issued after the Fukushima incident. Finally, the first calculations performed for the design validation are also explained with the necessary R&D.

Register Here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/5265646266485760016
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This workshop gathers subject matter experts, managers, researchers, vendors, and students to discuss the progress and advances of molten salt reactor (MSR) technologies. This comprises thermal or fast neutron spectrum reactor designs as well as chloride and/or fluoride salt concepts.

Presentations will focus on molten salt chemistry, actinide and radionuclide chemistry under molten salt conditions, modeling, thermodynamics, corrosion, and safeguards. Additionally, this three-day workshop will include tours, a poster session, invited lecturers, exhibitors, and networking.

Submit your abstract for an oral presentation or poster session by November 30, 2021!  Click here for the abstract page.

Join us March 28-30, 2022, at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in the State of Washington to discover and share the latest in advancing molten salt reactor systems.

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AGENCY: 
Office of Nuclear Energy, Department of Energy. 

ACTION: ​
Extension of comment period. 

SUMMARY: 
On December 14, 2021, the U.S Department of Energy (DOE or the Department) issued a RFI inviting input on the planning for establishment of a DOE HALEU Availability Program and to gather information to consider in preparing the required report to Congress describing actions proposed to be carried out by DOE under the program. The Energy Act of 2020 authorized the Department to establish and carry out, through the Office of Nuclear Energy, a program to support the availability of HALEU for civilian domestic research, development, demonstration, and commercial use. The RFI established a January 13, 2022, deadline for the submission of written comments. DOE is extending the comment period to February 14, 2022. 

DATES: 
The comment period for the RFI published on December 14, 2021 (86 FR 71055) is extended. DOE will accept comments, data, and information responding to this RFI submitted on or before February 14, 2022.​ 

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​The Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear (GAIN) announced today that two nuclear companies will be provided a GAIN Nuclear Energy (NE) Voucher 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 award for FY 2022.

The businesses selected to receive a GAIN nuclear energy voucher for Round 1 FY 2022 are: Framatome Inc., Lynchburg, VA and Ultra Safe Nuclear Corp., Seattle, WA.

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12/16/2021
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Five projects selected to accelerate commercial 

deployment of advanced reactors and fuels. 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today awarded $8.5 million to help commercialize promising advanced nuclear technologies. The funding supports five industry-led projects across the country and leverages the latest modeling and simulation tools developed by DOE, in addition to siting analysis and other research activities that will inform the future deployment of advanced reactors on islands or for the potential use in maritime applications.   

“Advanced reactors will completely change the way we engineer, build, and operate nuclear reactors,” said Dr. Kathryn Huff, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy. “These awards support technical and regulatory strides necessary for commercializing new carbon-free nuclear technologies poised to help our nation reach net-zero emissions by 2050.”  

The awards are funded through the Office of Nuclear Energy’s U.S. Industry Opportunities for Advanced Nuclear Technology Development funding opportunity, which has invested more than $215 million in advanced nuclear technologies since 2017. The solicitations are broken down into three funding pathways to support first-of-a-kind nuclear demonstration readiness projects, advanced reactor development projects, and direct regulatory assistance.   

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​​INDUSTRY FOA AWARDEES

11/18/2021
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The Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear (GAIN) announced today that one nuclear company will be provided a GAIN Nuclear Energy (NE) Voucher 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 and final award for FY 2021.

The business selected to receive a GAIN nuclear energy voucher for Round 4 FY 2021 is: Kinectrics AES Inc., Naperville, IL

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