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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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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced it has selected two U.S.-based teams to receive $160 million in initial funding under the new Advanced Reactor Demonstration Program (ARDP). ARDP, announced in May, is designed to help domestic private industry demonstrate advanced nuclear reactors in the United States.
DOE is awarding TerraPower LLC (Bellevue, WA) and X-energy (Rockville, MD) $80 million each in initial funding to build two advanced nuclear reactors that can be operational within seven years. The awards are cost-shared partnerships with industry that will deliver two first-of-a-kind advanced reactors to be licensed for commercial operations. The Department will invest a total of $3.2 billion over seven years, subject to the availability of future appropriations, with our industry partners providing matching funds.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced funding for three domestic projects that will accelerate advanced nuclear technology development. These projects, valued at $26.9 million including industry cost-share contributions, will allow industry-led teams to advance the state of domestic commercial nuclear capability.

Two awards will advance flexible operation of light-water reactors with integrated hydrogen production systems. The third will leverage the modeling and simulation capabilities developed from the DOE Nuclear Energy Advanced Modeling and Simulation (NEAMS) program and Energy Innovation Hub for Modeling & Simulation (Hub).

The awards are through the Office of Nuclear Energy’s (NE) funding opportunity announcement (FOA) U.S. Industry Opportunities for Advanced Nuclear Technology Development, in collaboration with the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s (EERE) Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office for the hydrogen-related selections. Subsequent application reviews and selection processes will be conducted through December 2022, as supported by Congressional appropriations.
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Congratulations:
Kairos Power - Alameda, CA
Natura Resources, LLC - Abilene, TX
TerraPower, LLC, Bellevue, WA
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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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Advanced Nuclear Technology Developers and Suppliers are invited to ask questions and participate in discussion topics with Dr. Rita Baranwal, Assistant Secretary, Office of Nuclear Energy, U.S. Department of Energy.

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Join us on Thursday, Oct. 29, at 10 a.m. MT/Noon ET for a webinar about the Versatile Test Reactor (VTR), the first new test reactor the Department of Energy has pursued in at least 30 years. Once built, the VTR will be a one-of-a-kind capability that can perform tests and research simply not possible with today’s infrastructure.

During the webinar, Kemal Pasamehmetoglu, the executive director of the VTR program, will share an overview and update on milestones, including the recent CD-1 announcement. Immediately following, experts from industry, think tanks, government and the labs, and academia will participate in a panel discussion covering a range of topics, including U.S. competitiveness, energy innovations, research developments and new capabilities.

Register to attend the October 29 webinar at https://bit.ly/VTRwebinar.   
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New Date and Location …
• Date: Sunday-Monday, November 8-9, 2020
• Time: 10:00 am (ET)
• Location: Virtual Workshop

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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About the Event
According to the 2019 Gartner IoT Implementation survey, 62% of organizations with IoT capabilities are implementing digital twins. Recent global disruptions have proven that data-driven manufacturing organizations are increasing their competitive edge.

Does your organization have the agility to compete at the speed your customers demand? 

Experience the premier industrial Digital Twin Summit, brought to you by ASME.

Register here: https://digitaltwin.asme.org/?utm_source=MK&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=08252020_MK_GeneralMktg&utm_content=SEG0013162&asmepromo=MER0020729
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33rd Regulatory Information Conference - The Power of Possibility #NRCRIC2021VIRTUAL

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced it has selected two U.S.-based teams to receive $160 million in initial funding under the new Advanced Reactor Demonstration Program (ARDP). ARDP, announced in May, is designed to help domestic private industry demonstrate advanced nuclear reactors in the United States.

DOE is awarding TerraPower LLC (Bellevue, WA) and X-energy (Rockville, MD) $80 million each in initial funding to build two advanced nuclear reactors that can be operational within seven years. The awards are cost-shared partnerships with industry that will deliver two first-of-a-kind advanced reactors to be licensed for commercial operations. The Department will invest a total of $3.2 billion over seven years, subject to the availability of future appropriations, with our industry partners providing matching funds.

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​WASHINGTON, D.C. – – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced funding for three domestic projects that will accelerate advanced nuclear technology development. These projects, valued at $26.9 million including industry cost-share contributions, will allow industry-led teams to ​advance the state of domestic commercial nuclear capability.

Two awards will advance flexible operation of light-water reactors with integrated hydrogen production systems. The third will leverage the modeling and simulation capabilities developed from the DOE Nuclear Energy Advanced Modeling and Simulation (NEAMS) program and Energy Innovation Hub for Modeling & Simulation (Hub).

The awards are through the Office of Nuclear Energy’s (NE) funding opportunity announcement (FOA) U.S. Industry Opportunities for Advanced Nuclear Technology Development, in collaboration with the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s (EERE) Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office for the hydrogen-related selections. Subsequent application reviews and selection processes will be conducted through December 2022, as supported by Congressional appropriations.​

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​Small and micro-scale modular reactors have received considerable attention for their potential to reduce costs, load follow and meet electricity needs in places where the size of conventional reactor technologies is unwarranted. This small scale is particularly relevant in the developing world where large centralized grids are uncommon and the need for electricity is considerable. More than 1 billion people globally are currently estimated to live without access to any electricity. The Agenda for Sustainable Development calls for reliable, affordable and clean energy for all people by 2030, creating an additional imperative for rapid low carbon technological deployment. This talk will present a novel market analysis of near-term energy demand. We use state-of-the-art satellite imagery to identify regions with no night-time light as a proxy for electricity poverty, and ambient population to determine the number of persons in these regions. GIS is used to create corresponding maps showing the capacity needed to provide this degree of electricity as a function of location if only micro and mini-grids are available. Additional considerations including resilience to natural hazards, siting considerations and competitive technologies are discussed.

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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

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