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GAIN announces first round FY 2023 Nuclear Energy Voucher recipientsDecember 15, 2023The Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear (GAIN) announced today that four 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 2023. The businesses selected to receive a GAIN nuclear energy voucher for Round 1 FY 2023 are:GAIN NE voucher recipients do not receive direct financial awards. Vouchers provide funding to DOE laboratories to help businesses overcome critical technological and commercialization challenges. 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 ANNOUNCEMENTRecognizing Military Veterans Across Utilities: How a Military Background Prepared Rachel Taow to Bring Toughness, Diversity to the Nuclear Field - [an Energy Central Power Perspectives™ Interview] | Energy Central
November 8, 2022Army veteran Rachel Taow's career traversal from linguist to analyst to managing processes for nuclear energy contracts might baffle casual observers. But her entry to the energy industry is a homecoming of sorts. She has always been interested in the potential and prospectr for nuclear nuclear energy, says Taow. energycentral.comRead entire article
November 8, 2022
Army veteran Rachel Taow's career traversal from linguist to analyst to managing processes for nuclear energy contracts might baffle casual observers.
But her entry to the energy industry is a homecoming of sorts. She has always been interested in the potential and prospectr for nuclear nuclear energy, says Taow.
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