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NNSA Selects Texas A&M University to Lead Low-Energy Nuclear Science CoE

The Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration has selected Texas A&M University to administer a center of excellence on low-energy nuclear science under a five-year, $10 million agreement. The university will manage the Center for Excellence in Nuclear Training and University-based Research in support of the Stewardship Science Academic Alliances program, DOE said Thursday. …

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NNSA, USAF Complete Gravity Bomb Qualification Tests; Brig. Gen. Michael Lutton Comments

The U.S. Air Force and the Energy Department‘s National Nuclear Security Administration have concluded flight tests needed to qualify the B61-12 gravity bomb’s non-nuclear functions. A B-2A Spirit Bomber aircraft released the bomb’s non-nuclear test assembly during the two tests that took place June 9 at Tonopah Test Range, Nev., DOE said Friday. The assembly …

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DOE Taps NY-Based Public Corporation to Head Offshore Wind R&D Consortium

The Department of Energy has selected the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority to lead an $18.5 million offshore wind research and development consortium of stakeholders from government, industry and academia. The consortium will seek to uncover new approaches for wind resource and site characterization and develop technologies for installing, operating, maintaining …

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DOE Seeks Information on Regulation Management for Hydrogen Infrastructure

The Department of Energy has announced a request for information seeking input to lessen regulatory barriers on hydrogen infrastructure development. The DOE said Wednesday it intends to determine research and development areas vital to decreasing regulatory barriers that hinder the implementation of hydrogen technologies. The RFI seeks to establish understanding on industry regulations …

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OMB Selects 3 Federal Departments for Initial Technology Modernization Funding Round

The Office of Management and Budget has awarded the first round of funds totaling $45 million to help federal government organizations modernize information technology systems. The departments of Housing and Urban Development, Energy and Agriculture have secured initial funding awards under the Technology Modernization Fund, the Office of the Federal CIO said Thursday. HUD received $20 million …

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Nuclear Weapons Council OKs NNSA’s Recommendation to Address Plutonium Requirements

The Nuclear Weapons Council has validated the National Nuclear Security Administration‘s strategy to help the country meet the Defense Department‘s plutonium requirement of 80 pits per year by 2020. NNSA recommended to repurpose the Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility in South Carolina to generate more plutonium pits, while fully utilizing the Los Alamos …

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DOE to Invest $78M in Bioenergy R&D Projects

The Energy Department will invest a total of $78 million to fund early-stage bioenergy research and development projects. Energy Secretary Rick Perry said in a statement released Thursday that DOE seeks to improve the conversion of algae, energy crops and various waste streams into biofuels, biopower and bioproducts through the four new funding opportunities. DOE will …

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NASA, DOE’s NNSA Demonstrate New Nuclear Reactor for Space Missions

NASA and the National Nuclear Security Administration under the Department of Energy have jointly conducted a demonstration of a new nuclear reactor system being developed for long-term space missions. The Kilopower Reactor Using Stirling Technology or KRUSTY is designed as a lightweight fission power system with the capacity to generate a maximum of 10 kilowatts for a decade …

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DOE Invests $60M in Nuclear Energy R&D Projects

The Department of Energy has invested $60 million to fund 13 nuclear technology research and development projects. The department said Friday its Office of Nuclear Energy supports the selection under the U.S. Industry Opportunities for Advanced Nuclear Technology Development funding opportunity announcement. The DOE will review applications quarterly and select more awardees throughout a five-year …

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DOE to Help Fund 9 Power Electronics Innovation Projects

The Energy Department has earmarked $20 million for nine projects that seek to advance power electronics intended for solar power systems. DOE said Wednesday the selected projects aim to help the department address photovoltaic reliability challenges and reduce the cost of solar energy in half by 2030. The funding recipients are: Flex Power …

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