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January 27, 2016
Office of Nuclear Energy to Enhance Small Business Access to Research Facilities

Furthering efforts to encourage clean energy innovation in nuclear energy, the Department of Energy (DOE) released a draft Request for Assistance (RFA) today for the Nuclear Energy Voucher Program to be used by small business applicants. The voucher program will give businesses access to DOE’s unique, globally recognized facilities and researchers, which will help them further their efforts to develop next generation nuclear energy technologies.

January 15, 2016
Energy Department Announces New Investments in Advanced Nuclear Power Reactors to Help Meet America’s Carbon Emission Reduction Goal

In support of the Administration’s goal to produce more carbon-free energy, today the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the selection of two companies, X-energy and Southern Company, to further develop advanced nuclear reactor designs. These awards, with a multi-year cost share of up to $80 million for both companies, will support work to address key technical challenges to the design, construction, and operation of next generation nuclear reactors.

January 5, 2016
Energy Department selects Battelle team for a deep borehole field test in North Dakota

The U.S. Department of Energy has selected a Battelle Memorial Institute-led team to drill a test borehole of over 16,000 feet into a crystalline basement rock formation near Rugby, North Dakota.

December 10, 2015
Energy Department Announces New Investments in Supercritical Transformational Electric Power (STEP) Program

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Supercritical Transformational Electric Power (STEP) program is awarding a total of $3.9 million to three competitively-selected teams to develop conceptual plans to support the design, cost and schedule for a 10 MWe (megawatts electrical) Supercritical Carbon Dioxide (sCO2) Brayton Cycle test facility.

September 10, 2015
Energy Department Releases Second Quadrennial Technology Review

Report examines identifies hundreds of clean energy research opportunities that could support the effort to modernize the power sector.

July 31, 2015
Energy Department to Invest in Advanced Reactor Concept Development

Today the Energy Department released a funding opportunity announcement to support the research, development and demonstration of advanced nuclear reactor concepts.

April 16, 2015
Energy Department Announces New Awards for Advanced Nuclear Energy Development

Department of Energy awards more than $5 million to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing nuclear engineering degrees and other nuclear science and engineering programs relevant to nuclear energy.

May 15, 2014
Energy Department Announces Secretarial Determination of No Adverse Material Impact for Uranium Transfers

Transfers to Advance U.S. National Security Interests and Fund Cleanup at Portsmouth or Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plants

May 9, 2014
Seventy-Five Students to Receive Nuclear Energy Scholarships and Fellowships

Energy Department Awards $5 Million to Support Next Generation Energy Leaders

February 28, 2014
DOE issues Finding of No Significant Impact for the Environmental Assessment on Resumption of Transient Testing of Nuclear Fuels and Materials at Idaho National Laboratory

DOE issues Finding of No Significant Impact for the Environmental Assessment on Resumption of Transient Testing of Nuclear Fuels and Materials at Idaho National Laboratory