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DOE awards $67mn for U.S. university-led nuclear energy R&D

The U.S. Energy Department (DOE) invested $67 million in nuclear energy research and infrastructure enhancements in 83 projects.

DOE is awarding more than $30 million through its Nuclear Energy Research Programs (NEUP) to support 44 university-led nuclear energy research and development (R&D) projects in 24 states. The award also includes approximately $4 million to 19 universities for research reactor and infrastructure improvements and student education-related upgrades to the nation’s 25 university research reactors as well as enhancing university research and training infrastructure.

DOE is also awarding $20 million for five integrated research projects (IRPs) that will provide solutions to high priority nuclear energy research challenges, including instrumentation and vacuum drying systems associated with the storage of spent nuclear fuel. An additional $11 million will be awarded for 12 R&D projects led by U.S. universities, DOE national laboratories and industry in support of the Nuclear Energy Enabling Technologies Crosscutting Technology Development Program, and two infrastructure enhancement projects totaling more than $1 million will be awarded to DOE labs to further reactor materials and instrumentation research.

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