New MARVEL Project Aims to Supercharge Microreactor Deployment
April 13, 2021
DOE's Microreactor Applications Research Validation and EvaLuation project plans to provide a dedicated location for industry partners to quickly test, develop, and demonstrate their advanced technologies.
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3 Advanced Reactor Systems to Watch by 2030
April 12, 2021
These 3 advanced reactor designs are cleaner, safer and more efficient than previous generations. They could also debut as early as 2030.
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Fission and Fusion: What is the Difference?
April 1, 2021
Infographic: Learn the difference between fission and fusion - two physical processes that produce massive amounts of energy from atoms.
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INFOGRAPHIC: How Much Power Does A Nuclear Reactor Produce?
March 31, 2021
A typical nuclear reactor produces 1 gigawatt of power per plant on average. Just how much power is that exactly?
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Nuclear Milestones

DOE Report Highlights Faster Approach to Demonstrating Advanced Reactors
May 4, 2021
New analysis by PNNL and NRIC could cut more than a year off of the environmental review process—potentially saving millions.
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World’s Only TRIGA Fuel Fabrication Facility Completes Major Upgrades
April 6, 2021
TRIGA International, the world's only supplier of TRIGA fuel, completes 7-year renovation project with support from U.S. Department of Energy.
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BWXT and ORNL Demonstrate New 3D Printing Process for High Temperature Materials
March 3, 2021
National lab and BWX Technologies develop a new way to manufacture and qualify parts and materials for high-temperature reactor applications.
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Idaho National Lab Starts Second Plutonium Target Campaign for NASA Space Missions
February 17, 2021
DOE is scaling up the production of plutonium-238 heat source material to help meet future goals set by NASA.
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Press Releases

DOE Awards Nuclear Energy-Related Scholarships and Fellowships
New scholarships and fellowships will help America harness nuclear’s full potential to power a clean energy future.
April 9, 2021
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DOE Announces Public Hearings on Draft Versatile Test Reactor Environmental Impact Statement
Public hearings will be held online January 27, 2021 and January 28, 2021.
January 8, 2021
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DOE Awards $20 million for Advanced Reactor Concepts
DOE to support three U.S. advanced reactor designs through cost-shared partnerships to assist industry designs through their earliest stages.
December 22, 2020
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DOE Releases Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Versatile Test Reactor
DOE invites the public to review and comment on a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for construction of the Versatile Test Reactor project.
December 21, 2020
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