Nuclear Fuel Working Group Outlines How U.S. Could Regain Global Leadership

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 23 Apr 2020 17:32:17 +0000

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The U.S. will attempt to regain its international standing as a world leader in nuclear energy through a three-pronged strategy that will essentially seek to strengthen the full domestic nuclear fuel cycle, possibly deny imports of nuclear fuel fabricated in Russia or China, and promote advanced reactor technologies. The strategy is outlined in the White […]

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Interest in DOE’s Versatile Test Reactor Heats Up

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 23 Jan 2020 15:35:21 +0000

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GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) and TerraPower are jointly pursuing an opportunity to design and build the U.S. Department of Energy’s Versatile Test Reactor (VTR), an experimental fast neutron nuclear reactor that could start up by 2026. The companies on Jan. 21 announced they collaborated on a response to an expression of interest (EOI) issued […]

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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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Technology Selected for DOE’s Versatile Test Reactor Program

Battelle Energy Alliance—the management and operating contractor for the Idaho National Laboratory (INL)—selected GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy’s (GEH’s) PRISM technology to support the U.S. Department of Energy’s Versatile Test Reactor (VTR) program. The VTR program is expected to accelerate the development of fuels and materials for U.S. advanced reactors, utilizing fast neutron spectrum technology. Rather […]

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