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The Office of Nuclear Energy (NE) mission is to advance nuclear power to meet the nation's energy, environmental, and national security needs.

Under the guidance of three research objectives, NE resolves barriers to technical, cost, safety, security, and proliferation resistance through early-stage research, development, and demonstration to:

  • Enhance the long-term viability and competitiveness of the existing U.S. reactor fleet.
  • Develop an advanced reactor pipeline.
  • Implement and maintain national strategic fuel cycle and supply chain infrastructure.

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Nuclear Reactor Technologies

Information on advanced small modular reactors and the Department of Energy's Small Modular Reactor Licensing Technical Support (SMR-LTS) Program
The Light Water Reactor Sustainability (LWRS) Program is developing the scientific basis to extend existing nuclear power plant operating life beyond
The Office of Advanced Reactor Technologies (ART) sponsors research, development and deployment (RD&D) activities through its Next Generation Nuclear
The Department of Energy (DOE) and its predecessors have provided radioisotope power systems that have safely enabled deep space exploration and na

Fuel Cycle Technologies

The fuel cycle in use today in the United States faces challenges in achieving the goals of sustainability.
The mission of the Fuel Cycle Research and Development (FCRD) program is to conduct research and development to help develop sustainable fuel ...
In order to assure the development of a sustainable nuclear fuel cycle for the nation’s energy future, to provide a sound technical basis for implemen
The Office of Uranium Management and Policy (NE-54), as part of the Office of Fuel Cycle Technologies (NE-5), supports the Department of Energy (DOE)

International Nuclear Energy Policy and Cooperation

The Office of International Nuclear Energy Policy and Cooperation (INEPC) primary mission is to oversee and manage the Department’s international comm
The Office of Nuclear Energy Policy and Cooperation (INEPC) works with international partners on civil nuclear cooperation, ranging from advanced
The Office of International Nuclear Energy Policy and Cooperation (INEPC) supports the Office of Nuclear Energy’s participation in:

Nuclear Facilities Operations

INL combines the expertise of government, industry and academia in a single laboratory under the leadership of Battelle Energy Alliance (BEA), a...

The Office of Facilities Management manages programs to maintain and deliver nuclear research facilities and capabilities at the Idaho National Labora

Advanced Modeling and Simulation

Computing tools currently used in nuclear industry and regulatory practice are based primarily on empirical math models to approximate, or fit, exist
A reactor’s ability to produce power efficiently is significantly affected by the composition and configuration of its fuel system.
At the heart of a nuclear power plant is the reactor.

Nuclear Energy University Programs

Information about the Nuclear Energy University Program - research grants, infrastructure grants, fellowships and scholarships

Nuclear Energy Enabling Technologies

The NEET Crosscutting Technology Development (CTD) activity provides R&D support to various reactor and fuel cycle technologies.
NEET Crosscut Technology Development
NEET Crosscut - Advanced Sensors and Instrumentation
NEET - Proliferation and Terrorism Risk Assessment
NEET Crosscut - Advanced Methods for Manufacturing