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Investigation of Spark Plasma Sintering (SPS) Process Development for Graphite Neutron Moderator Production

Element Factory, LLC (Cheyenne, WY) will work with Idaho National Laboratory to ensure that graphite components will meet technical and regulatory requirements for use in nuclear reactors when they are produced through their novel process that uses different carbon sources.

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Multiphysics Design Optimization and Additive Manufacturing of Nuclear Components, Westinghouse Electric Company, LLC

Westinghouse and Oak Ridge National Laboratory will use multiphysics design optimization methods and additive manufacturing to help develop new nuclear components as well as optimized replacements to existing components that are optimum for meeting design requirements and are manufacturable.

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Nuclear Grade Graphite Powder Feedstock Development, Urbix Resources

The objective of this project is to characterize Urbix Resources’ purified graphite powder, fabricate solid specimens of graphite matrix material, and conduct post-fabrication testing for properties determination. By decreasing feedstock cost, production time, and environmental impact, Urbix Resources expects to achieve competitive nuclear graphite grades at a discounted price.

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Legacy Metal Fuel Data Exploration for Commercial Scale-up, Oklo Inc.

Oklo Inc. (Oklo) partnered with Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) and Idaho National Laboratory (INL) to accelerate the fuel manufacturing process to support Oklo’s path to commercialization. The project involved compiling and assessing information about legacy metal fuel data and fabrication from EBR-II, the liquid-metalcooled fast reactor that operated for 30 years at INL.

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