To hasten the development of innovative technologies, the Office of Nuclear Energy’s (NE) FY17 budget request, announced today, focuses on further improving our infrastructure capabilities so that we can be more responsive to innovators who want us to establish a broader set of research, development and demonstration capabilities and to make those capabilities easier to access.
The 7th Workshop on Risk Informed Regulation and Safety Culture was one of a series of workshops designed by the Office of Nuclear Energy in concert with experts from the Idaho National Laboratory to assist China in developing a comprehensive, successful and efficient Risk-Informed Regulatory framework.
The Generation IV International Forum (GIF) will hold the third GIF Symposium, May 19-20, 2015, in conjunction with the International Conference on Nuclear Engineering (ICONE-23), at Makuhari Messe in Chiba, Japan.
The Generation IV International Forum (GIF) “Framework Agreement for International Collaboration on Research and Development of Generation IV Nuclear Energy Systems” was recently extended to 2025, paving the way for continued collaboration among participating countries.
Deputy Assistant Secretary Ed McGinnis opened a successful U.S.-Kazakhstan Civil Nuclear Energy workshop at Idaho National Laboratory the week of February 9. The workshop participants included leadership from Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Energy Department of Nuclear Industry and Kazakhstan’s own “national laboratory,” the National Nuclear Center (NNC), as well as Idaho National Laboratory personnel.
On November 17-18, 2014, the Department of Energy’s Office of Nuclear Energy (DOE/NE) hosted the annual U.S.-ROK INERI Steering Committee meeting in Washington, D.C. The Steering Committee reviewed the progress of its eight active civil nuclear energy research and development (R&D) projects. It also selected seven new R&D projects that were then initiated in December 2014. These projects were selected based on an open solicitation and independent review process prior to the annual Steering Committee meeting. The new projects address R&D in the areas of light water reactor