Office of Nuclear Energy


Nuclear power pack: 3 Can’t miss STEM resources on nuclear energy
September 17, 2019
From interactive games to excellent lessons plans, here are 3 engaging STEM resources that will power up inquisitive minds with nuclear energy facts.
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Commercial testing underway on Westinghouse nuclear fuels
September 9, 2019
Commercial testing is underway on a pair of advanced nuclear fuels developed by Westinghouse
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11 Reasons why DOE is all in on new nuclear
August 28, 2019
11 accomplishments by DOE supporting the development of advanced reactors in the United States.
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Small but Mighty: National Labs Introduce Accelerated MiniFuel Testing
August 6, 2019
Researchers have created new MiniFuel targets that could potentially save time and money when developing nuclear fuels.
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5 Fast Facts About Nuclear Waste
July 30, 2019
Get up to speed with these five fast facts about nuclear waste.
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Q&A: Assistant Secretary Rita Baranwal Lays Out Her Vision for the Future of Nuclear Energy
July 16, 2019
New Assistant Secretary Dr. Rita Baranwal discusses her vision and plans for the future of nuclear energy.
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TRISO Particles: The Most Robust Nuclear Fuel on Earth
July 9, 2019
TRISO particles cannot melt in a reactor and can withstand extreme temperatures that are well beyond the threshold of current nuclear fuels.
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9 Notable Facts About the World’s First Nuclear Power Plant - EBR-I
June 18, 2019
How Experimental Breeder Reactor-I (EBR-I) pioneered nuclear development.
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Nation's First Small Modular Reactor Plant to Power Nuclear Research at Idaho National Laboratory
June 11, 2019
New JUMP program at Idaho National Laboratory to accelerate research for next-generation nuclear power plants.
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Breakthroughs: The Untold Story of Nuclear as a Clean Energy Enabler
May 28, 2019
NICE Future initiative releases a new book at the Clean Energy Ministerial focusing on near-term innovations in nuclear energy.
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Press Releases

U.S. Department of Energy Awards $15.2 Million for Advanced Nuclear Technology
Funding supports 3 domestic advanced nuclear technology projects.
September 10, 2019
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
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 15, 2019
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.
August 5, 2019
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