The POWER Interview: DOE’s Unique New Advanced Nuclear Reactor Test Beds
The DOE’s National Reactor Innovation Center (NRIC) has since 2021 set out to refurbish EBR II (which operated from 1964 – 1994) as a new test bed for higher thermal power reactor projects. The Demonstration of Microreactor Experiments (DOME) test bed is a demonstration platform that is flexible enough to test four to five advanced reactors. Testing could begin in 2026. Source: DOE

In October, the National Reactor Innovation Center (NRIC) kicked off a ceremony to repurpose the iconic Experimental Breeder Reactor-II (EBR-II) containment structure at Idaho National Laboratory (INL) as a new…