Updated Tuesday, January 19, 2021
JOB Alert: GAIN Innovation and Technology ManagerThe Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear is an unique DOE initiative focused on enabling unfettered access to our national lab assets (inclusive of technology, experts, and historical data). The GAIN team is a small nimble group dedicated to imagining the next generation of clean energy and working with private developers in their design, demonstration, and deployment of advanced nuclear reactors. As such, GAIN is looking for an open-minded, energetic leader to join our team and help us ensure nuclear is part of the clean energy future for the United States .Click HERE for more details
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GAIN announces 1st-round FY2021 Nuclear Energy Voucher recipients
December 21, 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 first set of awards in FY 2021.
The businesses selected to receive GAIN nuclear energy vouchers for Round 1 FY 2021 are:
GAIN NE voucher recipients do not receive direct financial awards. The GAIN nuclear energy vouchers provide access to national laboratory capabilities at no cost to the voucher recipients. All awardees are responsible for a minimum 20 percent cost share, which could be an in-kind contribution. The GAIN NE Voucher Program accepts applications on innovation that supports production and utilization of nuclear energy (e.g., for generation of electricity, supply of process heat, etc.) in the following general topic areas:Analysis and evaluation of, and for, advanced reactor concepts and associated designs, including development of R&D based licensing technical requirements or regulatory strategiesStructural material and component development, testing and qualificationAdvanced nuclear fuel development, fabrication and testing (includes fuel materials and cladding)Development, testing, and qualification of instrumentation, controls, and sensor technologies that are hardened for harsh environments and secured against cyber intrusionModeling and simulation, high-performance computing, codes and methodsTechnical assistance from subject matter experts and/or data/information to support technology development and/or confirm key technical or licensing issuesFurther information on the GAIN nuclear energy voucher program as well as current and all past awards may be found here. The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Nuclear Energy (DOE-NE) established GAIN to provide the nuclear community with the technical, regulatory and financial support necessary to move innovative nuclear energy technologies toward commercialization while ensuring the continued safe, reliable and economic operation of the existing nuclear fleet. Through GAIN, DOE is making its state-of-the-art and continuously improving RD&D infrastructure available to stakeholders to achieve faster and cost-effective development of innovative nuclear energy technologies toward commercial readiness. PRINTABLE VERSION
GAIN: Industry Q&A with Rita
December 11, 2020
On October 29, 2020 Dr. Rita Baranwal, Assistant Secretary, Office of Nuclear Energy, U.S. Department of Energy, spent time answering questions with the Advanced Nuclear Technology Developers and Suppliers. Please take a minute to review the questions and answers listed below.
Industry FOA Questions and Answers updated:
December 3, 2020
Follow this link to the FOA Q&A
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