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The Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear (GAIN) announced today that four nuclear 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 2022.

The businesses selected to receive a GAIN nuclear energy voucher for Round 3 FY 2022 are: Orano Federal Services LLC, Charlotte, NC and TerraPower, LLC, Bellevue, WA
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https://www.id.energy.gov/NEWS/FOA/FOAOpportunities/FOA.htm .
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The latest update to Third Way’s Advanced Nuclear Map reveals unprecedented growth and progress in a clean energy technology with tremendous potential. Thanks to consistent bipartisan support across multiple administrations—including clear endorsement by the Biden administration as a pillar of its clean energy strategy—the industry has not only expanded, but projects are closer to deployment and commercialization than ever before. Continued support for advanced nuclear will be critical to our economic, jobs, climate, geopolitical, and national security interests.
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By the year 2050, we need to dramatically change the way we produce and consume energy if we are to achieve a number of key targets.

We must also consider the implications of those energy choices.

The GAIN Energy Calculator will allow state, local, and federal policy makers, students, researchers, and other interested stakeholders to visualize and model their policy changes and see real-world results based on validated science.
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* Funding Opportunities
* Contract Mechanisms
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The Advanced Nuclear Directory was created in partnership between GAIN, Third Way, and the United States Nuclear Infrastructure Council (USNIC)
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The GAIN University Directory was created by the Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear (GAIN)
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GAIN Initiative Overview - MRS Fall 2017
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Take your web meetings to the nuclear level with these virtual backgrounds
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Find the numbers on all things nuclear energy including advantages, performance data and the outlook of the industry.
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The Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear (GAIN) just unveiled Milestones in Advanced Nuclear, an interactive website that provides the latest news in the U.S. nuclear power industry.
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JUST IN: GAIN 3rd round of FY21 nuclear energy voucher recipients have been announced. The GAIN Voucher Program accelerates the #innovation and application of advanced #nuclear energy technologies. Learn more about the program & awardees here:fal.cn/... #GAINedge
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In this Webinar, development of ISI rules for SFRs using the System Based Code (SBC) concept is introduced. The SBC concept consists of three parts: 1) design to reliability target that must be met throughout the service life, 2) margin exchange among the various technical areas of concern such as design, inspection, fabrication, and fitness for service, and 3) expand technical options by the timely adoption of newly developed technologies that are not in current codes and standards. Such a flexible and consistent concept is suitable to develop ISI rules by taking account of individual features of SFR plants. A unique logic flow to determine ISI requirements by using reliability targets for components is discussed, and the procedure to derive the reliability targets from plant safety requirements and to evaluate corresponding structural reliability is presented.

Register here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/995923764273506063
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Join us in learning more about the Converting Coal Plants into Nuclear Plants report with the expert team who conducted the study. We'll take a deep dive into the study and learn more about the impacts the transition from coal to nuclear can make.

Register Here: https://gain.inl.gov/SitePages/Coal2Nuclear.aspx
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Featured Speakers:
 • Jim Schaefer, Guggenheim Securities
 • Stephen Comello, Energy Futures Initiative
 

There is no cost to participate in the this event, however advance registration is required. Please click here to register. A Zoom link will be sent prior to the event.
 
We look forward to a very timely, informative discussion and will offer opportunities for questions and answers. If you have any questions or if ECA can be of any assistance, please contact Sarah Templeton, ECA Program Manager, at saraht@energyca.org or Kara Colton, ECA Director of Nuclear Policy, at kara.colton@energyca.org.

Please use the following registration link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/eca-virtual-event-the-investor-outlook-for-advanced-nuclear-development-tickets-418139375127.
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Registration will open in June 2022
Topics to be presented during the 2022 workshop will include:

* Overviews of US Department of Energy (DOE) and US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) MSR released activities
* Overviews of the US DOE Office of Nuclear Energy (NE) MSR technology development and advanced modeling and simulation activities
* DOE-NE and NRC sponsored MSR activities overviews
* Safeguards and proliferation resistance
* Salt chemistry
* Salt irradiation
* Modeling and simulation
* Reactor operations and monitoring
* Safety and licensing
* Overviews of the current status from several MSR reactor developers Deployment

For more information: msrworkshop.ornl.gov
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Last year, Bill Gates was speaking at the Nuclear Energy Assembly's virtual conference about his company's plans to build an advanced reactor in Wyoming.

Julian Colvin, a 22-year-old nuclear engineering student at North Carolina State University, was listening and posted a question in the chat: “I'm Julian. I go to NC State, and I wonder what a state like Kentucky could do to attract advanced nuclear projects?"

Colvin, a passionate advocate of nuclear energy, wasn't really expecting a response. “I was sort of half hoping Bill Gates, or some other business tycoon, would see my message and offer some great advice. In the end, I think the response I got was much better," he said.

​That response came from another attendee, Christine King, director of the U.S. Department of Energy's Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear (GAIN).

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8/18/2022
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  • Dow and X-energy collaborate on intent to provide process heat and power at one of Dow's U.S. Gulf Coast facilities by ~2030
  • Dow is first manufacturer to announce intention to develop small modular nuclear technology options
  • Dow intends to take a minority equity stake in X-energy
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8/9/2022
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The Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear (GAIN) announced today that four nuclear 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 2022.  

The businesses selected to receive a GAIN nuclear energy voucher for Round 3 FY 2022 are: Orano Federal Services LLC, Charlotte, NC and TerraPower, LLC, Bellevue, WA 

6/22/2022
  

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today released the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the construction of the Versatile Test Reactor (VTR). The proposed VTR will be a sodium-cooled fast-neutron-spectrum test reactor that will enhance and accelerate research, development, and demonstration of innovative nuclear technologies that will play a crucial role in helping the United States reach net-zero emissions by 2050.  

6/13/2022
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