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Updated Thursday, August 15, 2019
DOE Launches New Demonstration Center for Advanced Nuclear Technologies
August 15, 2019
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced today the launch of the National Reactor Innovation Center (NRIC). The new initiative will assist with the development of advanced nuclear energy technologies by harnessing the world-class capabilities of the DOE national laboratory system.

Authorized by the Nuclear Energy Innovation Capabilities Act, NRIC will provide private sector technology developers the necessary support to test and demonstrate their reactor concepts and assess their performance. This will help accelerate the licensing and commercialization of these new nuclear energy systems.

"NRIC will enable the demonstration and deployment of advanced reactors that will define the future of nuclear energy," said U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry. "By bringing industry together with our national labs and university partners, we can enhance our energy independence and position the U.S. as a global leader in advanced nuclear innovation."
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    Adaptive Reuse of EBR-II Dome (2019)

    Architectural Rendering

    This rendering represents a vision for the iconic Experimental
    Breeder Reactor II dome. It is a conceptual design at this point and
    represents—in the spirit of reimagining nuclear energy—the infinite 
    possibilities for renewed infrastructure. We hope that you find this 
    rendering inspirational and ask you to reflect on how the nuclear 
    industry can repurpose old facilities to demonstrate new technologies. 

GAIN University Directory
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GAIN provides the nuclear energy industry a single point 
of access to the technical, regulatory, and financial support 
necessary to propel advanced nuclear technologies, including advanced reactors and technologies which advance existing reactors, toward commercialization.

The GAIN University Directory will highlight university nuclear 
research and development capabilities of interest to advanced 
nuclear technology developers. University participation is 
voluntary and not comprehensive. The directory will provide a 
"Resource" section with various links to detailed descriptions 
of university offerings. 

If your university wants to participate in the directory, please
check here to fill out the form.

GAIN Advanced Nuclear Directory
PDF Version Fifth Edition
This directory was created in partnership between the 
Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear (GAIN)
and Third Way, with the help of the United States Nuclear
Infrastructure Council (USNIC). 

It offers a sample of companies engaged in the development
of advanced nuclear technologies and should not be 
considered a comprehensive list of this industry. If you
are interested in additional information please go to the
contact tab and leave a message.

If your company is a developer or supplier in the advanced nuclear technology area and you want to participate in the directory, please check here to fill out the form.

The next revision deadline is November, 2019.