Office of Nuclear Energy


Department of Energy Preps to Fuel Advanced Reactors
August 4, 2020
Three-year project underway in Ohio to demonstrate production of HALEU fuel to support the development of new reactors.
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Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover Fueled by DOE National Labs
July 27, 2020
NASA's Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover is first rover in more than 30 years to use plutonium created by DOE national labs.
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5 Things Netflix Got Wrong about Nuclear Power in its History 101 Series
July 6, 2020
What Netflix got wrong about nuclear power in its History 101 series.
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Southern Company and TerraPower Prep for Testing on Molten Salt Reactor
June 29, 2020
Southern Company and TerraPower are developing a molten chloride fast reactor that uses liquid salts as both a coolant and fuel.
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Nuclear Milestones

National Lab 3D Prints Key Component for Kairos Power's Advanced Reactor
August 11, 2020
Oak Ridge National Laboratory 3D prints key part for Kairos Power’s advanced reactor prototype.
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NRC Approves New Approach to Streamline Advanced Reactor Licensing Process
July 8, 2020
NRC approves a new approach to licensing non-light water reactor technologies.
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Nuclear Power System Delivered for NASA’s Perseverance Rover
June 3, 2020
The U.S. Department of Energy successfully built, tested and delivered an MMRTG to power NASA's Mars 2020 Perseverance rover.
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New Alloy Material Approved for Use in High-Temperature Nuclear Plants
May 19, 2020
Alloy 617 is the sixth material cleared for use in high-temperature reactors and could allow new designs to operate at even higher temperatures.
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Press Releases

Department of Energy Invests $65 Million at National Laboratories and American Universities to Advance Nuclear Technology
Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced more than $65 million in nuclear energy research, cross-cutting technology development...
June 18, 2020
U.S. Department of Energy Submits Formal Comment on Proposed Rule for Emergency Preparedness for New Reactor Technologies
Formal comment on proposed rule to develop a technology-neutral, dose-based, consequence-oriented emergency preparedness framework for new reactors.
June 4, 2020
U.S. Department of Energy Launches $230 Million Advanced Reactor Demonstration Program
New program designed to help domestic private industry demonstrate advanced nuclear reactors in the United States.
May 14, 2020
Partnership for Transatlantic Energy Cooperation Civil Nuclear Energy Working Group Holds First Meeting Virtually
Partnership for Transatlantic Energy Cooperation Civil Nuclear Energy Working Group holds first virtual meeting.
May 13, 2020
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