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Nuclear Energy Assembly – 2024

Join us in Philadelphia on Sept. 10–12, 2024, for the Nuclear Energy Assembly, the premier event where industry leaders, innovators and stakeholders unite to shape the future of nuclear energy. Together, we explore regulatory issues, discuss ways to enhance safety and operational excellence, share best practices and operating experience, explore advanced nuclear technology, and embrace new nuclear technologies to drive innovation and industry growth.

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Thermogravimetric Analysis of IMSR Fuel Salt Simulants

Terrestrial Energy will partner with Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) using their expertise in thermogravimetric analysis to analyze the IMSR fuel salt. This project will help determine what chemical species are present in the fuel salt vapor as a function of temperature and partial pressure, whether the fuel salt decomposes at elevated temperatures, and the kinetics of fuel salt vaporization. The work will support the optimization of the reactor components in the IMSR Core-unit as well as the overall design. 

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Real-Time Generation Risk Assessment (GRA) Model for Commercial Nuclear Power Plant

Entergy will partner with Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to implement real-time Generation Risk Assessment (GRA) modeling to address these issues. ORNL’s unique experience in implementing GRA models combined with the use of their Operational Performance Risk Assessment (OPRA) software will be used to integrate the model with real-time data. Entergy will roll out the model at one of its operating plants an if successful look to expand to other plants in their fleet.

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GAIN Announces Third Round FY 2024 Nuclear Energy Voucher Recipient

The Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear (GAIN) announced today that two 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 third award for FY 2024.

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NRC Accepts Construction Permit Application for Terrapower, LLC’s Commercial Reactor in Wyoming

May 21, 2024 – The NRC formally accepted a construction permit application submitted by TerraPower, LLC , on behalf of US SFR Owner, LLC (USO), a wholly owned subsidiary of TerraPower, for the commercial Kemmerer Power Station Unit 1 (Kemmerer Unit 1) to be located in Lincoln County, Wyoming.

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GAIN Vouchers at INL Support Two Dramatically Different Industry Projects

With assistance from the Department of Energy’s Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear (GAIN) voucher program, Idaho National Laboratory researchers are lending their expertise to two very different companies.

In one corner is Dow, the giant plastics and chemicals manufacturer, that is exploring using microreactors to reduce carbon emissions. In the other corner, Curio Solutions, a Washington, D.C.-based startup that hopes to close the nuclear fuel cycle with a process that avoids proliferation concerns.

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