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February 8, 2005
Implementing Arrangement Between the U.S. Department of Energy and the MInistry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology of Japan Concerning Cooperation in the Field of Research and Development of Innovative Nuclear Energy Technologies

The objective of this implementing arrangement is to set forth detailed terms and conditions and to establish a framework for the Cooperation between the Parties for research and development of innovative nuclear energy technologies. The Parties shall conduct the Cooperation on the basis of the mutual benefit, equaliity and reciprocity.

November 2, 2004
An Evaluation of the Proliferation Resistant Characteristics of Light Water Reactor Fuel with the Potential for Recycle in the United States

The Advanced Fuel Cycle Initiative (AFCI) of the Department of Energy has been formulated to perform research leading to advanced fuels and fuel cycles for advanced nuclear power systems. One of the objectives of AFCI is to determine if partitioning and transmutation of spent nuclear fuel will reduce the burden on the geologic repository. The AFCI program is periodically reviewed by the Advanced Nuclear Transmutation Technology (ANTT) subcommittee of the Nuclear Energy Research Advisory Committee (NERAC).

November 1, 2004
Development of Materials for Supercritical-Water-Cooled Reactor

Supercritical-Water-Cooled Reactor (SCWR) was selected as one of the promising candidates in Generation IV reactors for its prominent advantages; those are the high thermal efficiency, the system simplification, the R&D cost minimization and the flexibility for core design. As the demand for advanced nuclear system increases, Japanese R&D project started in 1999 aiming to provide technical information essential to demonstration of SCPR technologies through three sub-themes of 1. Plant conceptual design, 2. Thermal-hydraulics, and 3. Material.

September 30, 2004
Report of the Nuclear Energy Research Advisory Committee, Subcommittee on Nuclear Laboratory Requirements

As an element of its plans to return the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) site in eastern Idaho to its historic mission of nuclear technology development, the DOE asked its Nuclear Energy Research Advisory Committee (NERAC) to establish a Subcommittee on Nuclear Laboratory Requirements. The Subcommittee was charged with identifying the “characteristics, capabilities, and attributes a world-class nuclear laboratory would possess”.

June 10, 2004
Implementing Arrangement Between the U.S. Department of Energy and the Agency of Natural Resources and Energy of Japan Concerning Cooperation in the Joint Nuclear Energy Research Initiative on Advanced Nuclear Technologies

Noting further that representatives of DOE's Office of Nuclear Energy, Science, and Technology and ANRE have identified common interests in innovative light water reactor technologies, including supercritical light water, innovative processing technologies of oxide fuel for light water reactor, and innovative fuel technologies using solvent extraction.

May 20, 2004
Implementing Arrangement Between the U.S. Department of Energy and the Agency of Natural Resources and Energy of Japan Concerning Cooperation in the Joint Nuclear Energy Research Initiative

Sharing an interest in fostering advanced nuclear engineering and pursuing scientific research and development in the nuclear field; 

Seeking to promote and maintain nuclear science and engineering infrastructure in the Parties' respective countries to sustain the capabilities necessary for the development and use of nuclear energy; 

Believing that cooperation based on equitable sharing of their respective research and development data, technology and experience in the nuclear energy field would be of mutual benefit.

May 18, 2004
Meeting Materials: May 18-19, 2004

Nuclear Energy Research Advisory Committee Meeting

May 18-19, 2004
Georgetown University Conference Center
Washington, D.C.
April 28, 2004
Report of the Infrastructure Task Force of the Nuclear Energy Research Advisory Committee

On October 1, 2002 the DOE Nuclear Energy Research Advisory Committee was asked to provide specific, focused updates to its Nuclear Science and Technology Infrastructure Roadmap and review the specific issues at the DOE key nuclear energy research and development (R&D) laboratories. This activity was assigned to a five-member Infrastructure Task Force (ITF).

February 26, 2004
February 2004, Report of the ADVANCED NUCLEAR TRANSFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SUBCOMMITTEE of the NUCLEAR ENERGY RESEARCH ADVISORY COMMITTEE

The ANTT Subcommittee of NERAC met February 26th and 27th (S. Pillon absent) to begin a review of the potential role of transmutation technologies in increasing the capacity of the geological repository for spent reactor fuel. This work is in support of the recommendation required from the Secretary of Energy later in this decade on the need for a second repository. Since repository issues were under discussion, representatives of the Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management (RW) were in attendance.

October 15, 2003
October 2003, Report of the ADVANCED NUCLEAR TRANSFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SUBCOMMITTEE of the NUCLEAR ENERGY RESEARCH ADVISORY COMMITTEE

The committee met in Washington in Sept 16-17 to review progress in the program with respect to a changed set of mission priorities. Our last meeting took place in Dec 2002 after the reorganization that had place the Advanced Fuel Cycle Initiative (AFCI) and GEN IV program together in the Advanced Nuclear Reserach Office (AN-20). Since mission priorities have been evolving, the committee felt that it should wait unti they have settled down before we met again.

June 17, 2003
Implementing Arrangement Between the U.S. Department of Energy and the Department of Natural Resources of Canada and Atomic Energy of Canada Limited For Collaboration in the Area of Nuclear Research

Implementing Arrangement Between the U.S. Department of Energy and the Department of Natural Resources of Canada and Atomic Energy of Canada Limited For Collaboration in the Area of Nuclear Research

March 6, 2003
Technical Exchange and Cooperation Agreement between the Department of Energy and the European Atomic Energy Community

The objective of this technical arrangement is to establish a framework for co-operation between the Parties in the field of nuclear-related technology research and development based upon mutual benefit. The co-operation is intended to occur in specific areas where the programs of the Parties complement one another as well as those in which comparability exists.

January 7, 2003
January 2003, Report of the ADVANCED NUCLEAR TRANSFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SUBCOMMITTEE of the NUCLEAR ENERGY RESEARCH ADVISORY COMMITTEE

The ANTT Subcommittee met in Washington on Dec 4-5, 2002 to review progress in the transmutation program, and to learn about major organizational changes that affect the management of the program. The NE's new Advanced Nuclear Research Office (NE-20) now oversees both the transmutation program (ANTT) and the Generation-IV program (GEN-IV). 

October 16, 2002
Appendix B to the Minutes for the Nuclear Energy Research Advisory Subcommittee Meeting

Please include these additional remarks in your transmittal of the subject report to DOE’s Office of Nuclear Energy, Science and Technology.

October 3, 2002
Observations on A Technology Roadmap for Generation IV Nuclear Energy Systems: Technical Roadmap Report

The development of advanced nuclear energy systems in the U.S. will depend greatly on the continued success of currently operating light water nuclear power plants and the ordering of new installations in the short term. DOE needs to give those immediate objectives the highest priority and any additional support they require to assure their success.

DOE is pursuing two initiatives to encourage a greater use of nuclear energy systems. The initiatives have been reviewed by NERAC Subcommittee on Generation IV Technology Planning (GRNS) and they are:

October 1, 2002
Meeting Materials: Sept. 30 - Oct. 1, 2002

NEAC Meeting
Marriott Crystal City Hotel
Arlington, Virginia

April 15, 2002
Meeting Materials: April 15 - 16, 2002

April 15-16, 2002
Nuclear Energy Research Advisory Committee Meeting
Marriott Crystal City Hotel
Arlington, Virginia

January 31, 2002
The History of Nuclear Energy

Although they are tiny, atoms have a large amount of energy holding their nuclei together. Certain isotopes of some elements can be split and will release part of their energy as heat. This splitting is called fission. The heat released in fission can be used to help generate electricity in powerplants. Uranium-235 (U-235) is one of the isotopes that fissions easily. During fission, U-235 atoms absorb loose neutrons.  This causes U-235 to become unstable and split into two light atoms called fission products. 

November 5, 2001
Meeting Materials: November 5-6, 2001

NEAC Meeting, DoubleTree Hotel, Arlington, Virginia

October 31, 2001
A Roadmap to Deploy New Nuclear Power Plants in the United States by 2010: Volume II, Main Report

The objective of this document is to provide the Department of Energy (DOE) and the nuclear industry with the basis for a plan to ensure the availability of near-term nuclear energy options that can be in operation in the U.S. by 2010. This document identifies the technological, regulatory, and institutional gaps and issues that need to be addressed for new nuclear plants to be deployed in the U.S. in this timeframe. It also identifies specific designs that could be deployed by 2010, along with the actions and resource requirements that are needed to ensure their availability.

October 31, 2001
Volume I, Summary Report: A Roadmap to Deploy New Nuclear Power Plants in the United States by 2010:

Nuclear power plants in the United States currently produce about 20 percent of the nation’s electricity. This nuclear-generated electricity is safe, clean and economical, and does not emit greenhouse gases. Continued and expanded reliance on nuclear energy is one key to meeting future demand for electricity in the U.S. and is called for in the National Energy Policy. Nevertheless, no new nuclear plants have been built in the U.S. in many years, and none are currently slated for construction.

July 9, 2001
Agreement between the U.S. Department of Energy and the Commissariat a L'Energie Atomique of France for Cooperation in Advanced Nuclear Reactor Science and Technology

The purpose of this Implementing Arrangement is to establish between the Department of Energy of the United States of America and the Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique of France, hereinafter referred to as the parties, terms for bilateral collaboration on Research and Development focused on advanced technologies for improving the costs, safety, and proliferation-resistance of nuclear power systems.

May 1, 2001
Meeting Materials: March 30-31, 1999

NEAC Meeting
Crystal City Marriott
Arlington, Virginia

May 1, 2001
Meeting Materials: April 30 - May 1, 2001

NEAC Meeting
Crystal City Marriott
Arlington, Virginia