This report documents the establishment of a technical review process and the findings of the Advanced Reactor Concepts (ARC) Technical Review Panel (TRP).1 The intent of the process is to identify R&D needs for viable advanced reactor concepts in order to inform DOE-NE R&D investment decisions. A goal of the process is to facilitate greater engagement between DOE and industry. The process involved establishing evaluation criteria, conducting a pilot review, soliciting concept inputs from industry entities, reviewing the concepts by TRP members and compiling the results.
A single-pin coolant sub-channel model was implemented that enables BISON to compute the heat transfer coefficient and coolant temperature as a function of axial position along the fuel pin (rather than requiring this information to be supplied by the user).
This report presents the results of a business analysis performed by Energy Resources International, Inc. (ERI) of the potential impact on the commercial enrichment market of the transfer of the enrichment services component (Separative Work Units or SWU) contained in DOE low enriched uranium (LEU) inventory during 2013. Under this transaction, 299,000 kg SWU would be introduced into the commercial market, but no transfer of natural uranium to the commercial market would take place.
In honor of National Mentoring Month, last Friday the U.S. Departments of Transportation, Education, Labor, Agriculture, and Energy, the Office of Personnel Management, the National Science Foundation, and the Corporation for National and Community Service jointly hosted a day-long interagency mentoring open house at Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) headquarters in Washington, DC.
Bill Nye the Science Guy delivered this presentation on space and the lessons about climate change that can be gleaned from the other planets in our solar system at the Energy All Stars event on January 19, 2013, at the US Department of Energy in Washington, DC.
Sue Tierney delivered this presentation" The Future of Energy: Toward the 21st Century Energy System We Need (With an Eye on the Rear View Mirror)" at the Energy All Stars event on January 19, 2013, at the US Department of Energy in Washington, DC.