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Energy Department Invests $64 Million in 29 States in Advanced Nuclear Technology

June 18, 2018

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced nearly $64 million in awards for advanced nuclear energy technology to DOE national laboratories, industry, and U.S. universities in 29 states. In total, DOE's Office of Nuclear Energy selected 89 projects for funding for nuclear energy research, facility access, and crosscutting technology and infrastructure development. 

DOE is awarding $47 million through NEUP to support 63 U.S. university-led nuclear energy research and development projects in 29 states. NEUP seeks to maintain U.S. leadership in nuclear research across the country by providing top science and engineering faculty and their students opportunities to develop innovative technologies and solutions for civil nuclear capabilities. 

Additionally, 18 university-led projects will receive approximately $5 million for research reactor and infrastructure improvements providing important safety, performance, and student education-related upgrades to a portion of the nation's 25 university research reactors as well as enhancing university research and training infrastructure. 

DOE is also awarding $5 million under the NEET program for five research and development projects led by DOE national laboratories, industry, and universities. 

Under its NSUF program, DOE has selected one industry-led and two university-led projects that will take advantage of the program's capabilities to investigate important nuclear fuel and material applications. DOE will support these projects with a total of $1.4 million in research funds. All three of these projects, as well as one NEUP project, will be supported by more than $5.2 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.

Detailed information on these awards can be found at the links below. 

NEUP Research and Development Awards   

Infrastructure Awards

NEET Awards

NSUF Awards