2019 (4th Round)
The following projects were selected under the Funding Opportunity Announcement titled "U.S. Industry Opportunities for Advanced Nuclear Technology Development" (DE-FOA-0001817) - 3rd round of calendar year 2019 (application due date of July 31, 2019)
Tier I: First of a Kind (FOAK) Nuclear Demonstration Readiness Projects
Advancement of High Temperature Gas Cooled Reactors for Grid-Scale Applications: Xe-100 Conceptual Design and Risk-Informed Licensing
X-energy is developing a pebble bed, high-temperature gas-cooled reactor. The awarded project will specifically focus on cutting costs through underground construction, the use of pooled off-site resources and simplified passive safety systems that don’t rely on large local water sources or pumps to prevent fuel damage.
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