X-energy is Developing a Pebble Bed Reactor That They Say Can't Melt DownLearn More
January 5, 2021
This pebble bed, high-temperature gas-cooled reactor can't melt down, according to X-energy.
Irradiated Accident Tolerant Fuel Experiments Shipped to ORNLLearn More
December 4, 2020
Accident tolerant fuel experiments by GE's Global Nuclear Fuel shipped to Oak Ridge National Laboratory after 24 months in a commercial reactor.
TVA and Framatome to Load First 3D-Printed Fuel Assembly Bracket in Commercial ReactorLearn More
December 1, 2020
3D-printed fuel assembly brackets printed by Oak Ridge National Laboratory will be loaded in a commercial reactor for the first time.
National Lab Designs System to Produce Solid Metal Hydride ModeratorLearn More
November 10, 2020
National lab develops a system to fabricate solid yttrium hydride to be used as a moderator in compact, high-temperature reactors.
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
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
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
Energy Department’s Advanced Reactor Demonstration Program Awards $30 Million in Initial Funding for Risk Reduction Projects
DOE to support five U.S. advanced reactor designs through cost-shared partnerships to prepare them for future demonstrations.
December 16, 2020
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