Office of Nuclear Energy


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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Call to Action: How the military draft earned this Navy Vet a long career in nuclear
May 21, 2019
Argonne National Laboratory researcher Roger Blomquist was drafted into the Vietnam War, setting up a long career in nuclear.
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The BIG potential for nuclear micro-reactors
May 15, 2019
Micro-reactors will likely be the first advanced reactors that we see enter the U.S. market and they could be game-changers for the industry.
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4 Major opportunities for additive manufacturing in nuclear energy
May 7, 2019
Additive manufacturing could completely change the way we design, build and certify nuclear systems.
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Press Releases

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
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 25, 2019
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