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November 13, 2019
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International Nuclear Energy Organization Names DOE Official New Chair
IFNEC names U.S. Department of Energy official Suzanne Jaworowski as new Steering Group chairperson.
October 16, 2019
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U.S. Department of Energy and U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission to Collaborate on Advanced Nuclear Technologies
DOE and NRC agree to share technical expertise and computing resources to speed up the deployment of advanced nuclear technologies.
September 10, 2019
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U.S. Department of Energy Awards $15.2 Million for Advanced Nuclear Technology
Funding supports 3 domestic advanced nuclear technology projects.
August 15, 2019
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Department of Energy Announces $40 Million in Funding for 29 Projects to Advance H2@Scale
Projects will advance hydrogen storage and infrastructure technologies and identify innovative concepts for hydrogen production and utilization.
August 15, 2019
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DOE Launches New Demonstration Center for Advanced Nuclear Technologies
New initiative will help test and demonstrate advanced nuclear technologies to accelerate deployment of new nuclear energy systems.
August 5, 2019
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DOE Announces Preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement to Examine Building a Versatile Test Reactor in the U.S.
The Department Of Energy announces an Environmental Impact Statement to examine building a Versatile Test Reactor in the United States.
July 25, 2019
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Secretary Perry Congratulates Recipients of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers
Established in 1996, the PECASE acknowledges the contributions scientists and engineers have made to the advancement of science.
July 11, 2019
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Rita Baranwal Sworn in as U.S. Department of Energy Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy
Rita Baranwal becomes first women to lead the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Nuclear Energy.
June 27, 2019
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Energy Department Invests Nearly $50 Million at National Laboratories and Universities to Advance Nuclear Technology
$49.3 million awarded for 58 projects to fund nuclear energy research, facility access, crosscutting technology development and infrastructure
June 25, 2019
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Department of Energy Announces 2019 Technology Commercialization Fund Projects
Projects will strengthen partnerships between National Laboratories and private sector companies to deploy promising technologies to the marketplace.
May 28, 2019
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U.S., Canada Energy Leaders Announce New Book on Nuclear Innovation in Clean Energy
Book highlights new technologies and approaches, such as advanced Small Modular Reactors, Generation IV technologies, and more.
May 23, 2019
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$10.6 Million Announced to Support Advanced Nuclear Energy Technologies
Funding supports three domestic advanced nuclear technology projects.
March 27, 2019
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$19 Million Awarded to Advance Nuclear Energy Technologies
Four domestic advanced nuclear technology projects selected to boost the state of U.S. commercial nuclear capabilities.
March 22, 2019
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Secretary Perry Announces Financial Close on Additional Loan Guarantees During Trip to Vogtle Advanced Nuclear Energy Project
DOE reaches financial close for up to $3.7 billion in additional guarantees of loans to finance the continued construction of Vogtle Units 3 and 4.
March 6, 2019
DOE Announces $100 Million in Small Business Innovation and Technology Funding
Eligible small businesses that have previously received Phase I grants will be able to complete for Phase II grants with a duration of up to 2 years.
March 4, 2019
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$5 Million in Scholarships Awarded to Future Nuclear Scientists and Engineers
Awards include 45 scholarships and 33 fellowships for students at U.S. colleges and universities.
February 28, 2019
Secretary Perry Launches Versatile Test Reactor Project to Modernize Nuclear Research and Development Infrastructure
This fast neutron testing capability will help the United States meet its goal for advanced nuclear reactor technology development.
January 31, 2019
DOE Awards $111 Million to U.S. Vendors to Develop Accident Tolerant Nuclear Fuels
New fuels being developed are expected to enhance the safety and performance of nuclear fuel.
January 17, 2019
National lab to make new fuel to support advanced reactors
Federal government to fabricate high-assay low-enriched uranium (HALEU) fuel at Idaho National Laboratory using its HALEU feedstock.
January 8, 2019
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Oak Ridge National Laboratory automates key process in plutonium-238 production
Oak Ridge National Laboratory automates part of the process of producing plutonium-238, which is used by NASA to fuel deep space missions.
December 21, 2018
DOE Office of Nuclear Energy Announces Agreement Supporting Power Generated from Small Modular Reactors
Agreement with UAMPS and Batelle will use small modular reactors to meet research and power needs at Idaho National Laboratory.
December 18, 2018
Department of Energy Issues Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Funding Opportunity Announcement
Approximately $37 million in new research and development grants available for small businesses.
December 10, 2018
DOE Office of Nuclear Energy Leader Named Vice Chairperson of International Nuclear Energy Organization
Senior Advisor Suzanne Jaworowski has been selected as a new Steering Group vice chairperson of IFNEC.
December 6, 2018
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DOE’s Office of Nuclear Energy Leads NICE Future Event at COP 24
DOE applauds discussion about nuclear energy at COP24 event.
November 20, 2018
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Idaho Site Completes Third Fuel Shipment for Research Reactors in 2018
Final shipment from the Idaho National Laboratory Site helps supply fuel elements needed to power research reactors.