The Department of Energy awarded $19 million in grant funds to four domestic advanced nuclear technology projects under the U.S. Industry Opportunities for Advanced Nuclear Technology Development initiative. The grant program seeks to help industry teams boost the creation of U.S. commercial nuclear technologies and capabilities, DOE said Tuesday.
The agency solicited concepts which address design regulatory concerns, commercialize potential reactor designs and respond to reactor development projects with licensing and technical risks.
“The Trump Administration is committed to reviving and revitalizing the U.S. nuclear industry, and these private-public partnerships are needed to help successfully develop innovative domestic nuclear technologies,” said Energy Secretary Rick Perry.
The awardees are:
- eVinci Micro Reactor Nuclear Demonstration Unit Readiness Project – $12.8M
- Passive Radio Frequency Tags and Sensors for Process Monitoring in Advanced Reactors – $1.2M
- Modeling and Simulation Development Pathways to Accelerate KP-FHR Licensing – $5M
- Technology Pre-Application Licensing Report on the Development of a Mechanistic Source Term Methodology for the Kairos Power Fluoride Cooled High Temperature Reactor – $500K