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DOE Rolls Out Nuclear Innovation ‘Blueprint’ Ahead of Biden Administration Takeover

As it readies for a leadership shuffle, the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Nuclear Energy (NE) has rolled out an ambitious “blueprint” that urges continued technology innovation for existing…


Versatile Test Reactor Moves into Engineering Design Phase

The Versatile Test Reactor (VTR), a planned experimental fast neutron reactor that the Department of Energy (DOE) says is crucial to support domestic advanced nuclear reactor research and development has…


GE Hitachi, TerraPower Team on Nuclear-Storage Hybrid SMR

GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) and Bill Gates’ nuclear innovation startup TerraPower are ready to demonstrate a “cost-competitive” advanced nuclear reactor system that will integrate a 345-MWe sodium fast reactor…


Versatile Test Reactor Program Selects Bechtel Team for Nuclear Design, Build Phase

Battelle Energy Alliance (BEA), the entity that manages Idaho National Laboratory (INL), has initiated contract negotiations with a team lead by Bechtel National Inc. (BNI) and supported by GE Hitachi…


Nuclear Fuel Working Group Outlines How U.S. Could Regain Global Leadership

The U.S. will attempt to regain its international standing as a world leader in nuclear energy through a three-pronged strategy that will essentially seek to strengthen the full domestic nuclear…