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R&D


Could Fusion Energy Transform the Power Industry By 2035?

Fusion occurs when two atoms slam together to form a heavier atom, such as when two hydrogen atoms fuse to form one helium atom. A tremendous amount of energy is…


Thorium-Fueled Reactors Offer Huge Potential Benefits for the Nuclear Power Industry
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Nuclear power opponents often point to radioactive waste as one of their main concerns. However, most people don’t realize that problems associated with long-lived waste can actually be solved in…


CCUS: Big Opportunity and Hard Questions

For the world to avoid a climate catastrophe, carbon capture is likely a necessity, not an option. To meet the Paris Agreement’s objectives—keep warming below 2C and preferably near 1.5C—net…


Wyoming Governor, Officials Break Ground on Coal-to-Product 'Innovation Center' in the State's 'Carbon Valley' Region

Nearly 10-acre site in Gillette, Wyo., to accelerate production of new coal-based products, reduce U.S. reliance on foreign imports for rare earth elements GILLETTE, Wyo., June 7, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The…


How the Department of Energy Is Helping Keep Nuclear Power Relevant
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In the decade following World War II, the U.S. government took a keen interest in helping to create a commercial nuclear power industry. Although there were military leaders and members…