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Research and Development


Hydrogen, Ammonia–Fired Gas Turbine Development Gets U.S. Government Fast-Track Boost

The U.S. government has set out to fast-track technology development enabling hydrogen and ammonia combustion in power-generating gas turbines, furnishing six novel industry-led projects with a combined $24.9 million on…



Russians Achieve Milestone with New Nuclear Fuel

Rosatom announced that it has started the fourth irradiation cycle of fuel assemblies with VVER-type fuel rods in the MIR research reactor (Figure 1) at the Research Institute of Atomic…


DOE’s Decision to Build Versatile Test Reactor Coming Soon

(Updated—May 19, 2022): The Department of Energy (DOE) is poised to decide whether it will build the 300-MWth Versatile Test Reactor (VTR), a fast neutron national user facility that could…


California, Again Facing Summer Supply Vulnerabilities, Eyes 20-GW Offshore Wind Goal

The California Energy Commission (CEC) is mulling a preliminary planning goal for 3 GW of offshore wind by 2030 and potentially expanding it to 10 GW to 15 GW by…


Keeping Coal Relevant: University of Wyoming Leads the Way

To say the coal industry faces challenges is an understatement. Coal-fired power plants are being retired around the globe as efforts to decarbonize the world’s power supply have intensified due…


Large-Scale Hydrogen Projects Take Shape as Technology Continues to Evolve

If hydrogen-based power technology and decarbonization schemes seem like a novelty to you, you may not be paying close enough attention to developments happening around the world. While some hydrogen…