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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.
November 19, 2018
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Nuclear Highlighted as Clean Energy Source at Multinational Conference
Nuclear energy and its emission-free benefits were discussed at the IFNEC conference in Tokyo, Japan.
November 19, 2018
Department of Energy Announces 32 R&D 100 Award Winners
DOE’s national laboratories have received more than 800 R&D 100 awards since the annual competition began in 1962.
November 13, 2018
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U.S. Advanced Nuclear Technology Projects to Receive $18 million from the U.S. Department of Energy
DOE awards $18 million to help develop 11 advanced nuclear technology projects.
November 1, 2018
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DOE invites public comment on Draft Environmental Assessment for the use of DOE-owned High Assay Low-Enriched Uranium Stored at INL
Public comments on draft environmental assessment for use of DOE-owned high assay low-enriched uranium stored at INL is now open.
October 5, 2018
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Idaho National Laboratory awards $3.9 Million in support of proposed fast spectrum test reactor
INL announces nearly $3.9 million in funding to develop tools needed to support experiments in a proposed fast spectrum test reactor.
September 26, 2018
DOE Applauds Vogtle Decision
Historic project will be the first large scale nuclear utility project completed in the United States in over 30 years.
September 18, 2018
Idaho National Laboratory Completes First Fueled Experiment in U.S. Transient Test Reactor
Idaho National Laboratory Completes First Fueled Experiment in U.S. Transient Test Reactor (TREAT)
September 13, 2018
DOE’s Office of Nuclear Energy Agrees to Nuclear Action Plan with United Kingdom
Action plan allows the United States and United Kingdom to accelerate nuclear technologies and research.
September 6, 2018
Kropaczek Named Director of Consortium for Advanced Simulation of Light Water Reactors
David Kropaczek is the new director of the Consortium for Advanced Simulation of Light Water Reactors at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
August 29, 2018
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Secretary Perry Hosts DOE Secretary’s Honor Awards Ceremony
Secretary Perry recognizes the outstanding achievements of individuals and teams who have gone above and beyond in fulfilling DOE’s mission.
August 1, 2018
Secretary Perry Tours FitzPatrick Nuclear Plant in New York
Tour marks Perry’s first visit to a nuclear plant as Energy Secretary.
July 10, 2018
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U.S. Department of Energy Provides Nearly $20 Million for Domestic Advanced Nuclear Technology Projects
New projects support various aspects of existing and advanced reactor development.