DOE Microreactor Program

MARVEL Technology Review 2024

March 7, 2024

Program Vision:

Through cross-cutting research and development and technology demonstration support, the Microreactor Program will enable broad deployment of microreactor technology by:

  • Achieving technological breakthroughs for key features of microreactor
  • Identifying and addressing technology solutions to improve the economic viability and licensing readiness of microreactors.
  • Enabling successful demonstrations of multiple domestic commercial microreactors.

Program Objectives:

  • Address critical cross-cutting R&D needs that require unique laboratory/university capability or expertise
  • Develop R&D infrastructure to support design, demonstration, regulatory issue resolution, and M&S code validation
  • Develop advanced technologies that enable improvements in microreactor viability




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