[VIDEO] POWER Insights: Nuclear Reactor with 3D-Printed Core Slated for Operation in 2023

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 28 May 2020 12:00:00 +0000

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In the first installment of POWER’s brand new video interview series, POWER Insights, Kurt Terrani, technical director of the Transformational Challenge Reactor (TCR) program, talks to POWER Senior Associate Editor Sonal Patel about the innovative microreactor program spearheaded by Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and project partners, including Idaho National Laboratory, Argonne National Laboratory, and […]

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Nuclear Reactor with 3D-Printed Core Slated for Operation in 2023

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Tue, 12 May 2020 17:27:04 +0000

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A first-of-its-kind nuclear reactor that will use a 3D-printed core, advanced materials, and integrated sensors and controls is on track for completion by 2023. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, work is ramping up to demonstrate the Transformational Challenge Reactor (TCR), an innovative micro-reactor program spearheaded by Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and project partners, to include […]

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Commercialization Boost for Cobalt-Eliminating Battery Technologies Developed at ORNL

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 06 Feb 2020 14:31:38 +0000

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Energy Storage startup SPARKZ Inc. has exclusively licensed five technologies from the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) designed to eliminate cobalt in lithium-ion batteries. The development portends a significant new direction for battery storage technology, which has been hindered by costs and availability of the rare metal. ORNL, which announced the […]

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DOE Speeds Up Development of Experimental Fast Reactor, Sustain Flagging U.S. Nuclear Sector

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 08 Aug 2019 14:06:33 +0000

The Department of Energy (DOE) officially launched development of its Versatile Test Reactor (VTR), an experimental fast reactor that will foster experiments with much higher neutron energy and flux compared to the nation’s existing 35 research reactors to develop advanced nuclear fuel for future nuclear power plants in the U.S. The facility, it says, is […]

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How Nuclear Hybrids Could Redefine the Industry’s Future

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Thu, 01 Aug 2019 00:00:00 +0000

The world’s nuclear sector is struggling to stay economically afloat amid a deluge of renewables and natural gas power, and reinvigorating it will require operational flexibility from new or existing

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Researchers Demonstrate 120-kV Wireless Charging System for Electric Vehicles

A wireless charging breakthrough demonstrated by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) marks a leap toward allowing electric vehicles (EVs) to conveniently recharge within the same period that it typically takes to fill-up at a gas station. Researchers at the national laboratory at Oak Ridge, Tennessee, in October said they […]

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