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Department of Energy Awards $82 Million to Advance Nuclear Technology

June 14, 2016

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is awarding over $82 million in nuclear energy research, facility access, crosscutting technology development, and infrastructure awards in 28 states. In total, 93 projects were selected to receive funding that will help push innovative nuclear technologies toward commercialization and into the market. These awards provide funding for nuclear energy-related research through the Nuclear Energy University Program, Nuclear Science User Facilities, and Nuclear Energy Enabling Technology programs. In addition to financial support, a number of recipients will receive technical and regulatory assistance through the Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear (GAIN) initiative.

Through NEUP, DOE is awarding more than $35 million for 48 university-led nuclear research and development projects, $15 million for 4 Integrated Research Projects, and $5 million for 17 infrastructure support awards.

DOE is also awarding nearly $7 million to support 7 nuclear energy research and development projects through the Nuclear Energy Enabling Technologies (NEET) program. NEET is also awarding 3 grants, totaling over $1 million, to support infrastructure improvements at Department of Energy national laboratories to further reactor and instrumentation research.

Additionally, DOE has selected eight university, two national laboratory, and one industry-led project that will take advantage of NSUF capabilities to investigate important nuclear fuel and material applications. DOE will fund over $9 million in facility access costs and expertise for experimental neutron and ion irradiation testing, post-irradiation examination facilities, synchrotron beamline capabilities, and technical assistance for design and analysis of experiments through the NSUF.

DOE Announcement

NEUP R&D Awards

NEET Awards

Infrastructure Awards

IRP Awards​

Environmental Management Awards

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