Return of Nuclear Power in the United States?

In the United States, the nuclear subsidiary intends to expand as part of the country's energy transition. Thus, NANO Nuclear announces support from Idaho National Laboratory under a National Reactor Innovation Center program.
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Nuclear power to return to the forefront in the United States. NANO Nuclear announces support from Idaho National Laboratory (INL) as part of the National Reactor Innovation Center’s Resource Team program.

In a report, the IEA recommended a doubling of nuclear energy between 2020 and 2050. It also recalled that 63% of the current nuclear production capacity comes from installations older than 30 years. Thus, it advocated the development of innovative technologies to modernize the nuclear industry.

At the same time, the Biden administration had launched a $500 million program to transform mines into new clean energy centers. This decision reinforced the government’s support for advanced nuclear reactors.

Ashley Finan, director of the National Reactor Innovation Center, is pleased:

“Advanced nuclear reactors are an integral part of a carbon-free energy future, and NRIC is the pathway for private industry to unleash the capabilities of the National Laboratory System to bring them to commercialization.”

As a reminder, the NRIC program provides laboratories for research in the nuclear field. It is run by the Idaho National Laboratory, a branch of the DOE. The program must accelerate the demonstration and deployment of nuclear power.

Different models are highlighted. There is a thermal-hydraulic model, a Monte-Carlo model and an optimized design of the thermal-hydraulic and neutronic nuclear reactor core.

James Walker, CEO of Nano Nuclear, comments:

“NANO Nuclear’s commitment to the best facilities and personnel in the country continues to rapidly advance the company’s goal of deploying the smallest, most cost-effective, safest and most transportable reactor to meet the global demand for clean, green technology.”

The program also includes influencing work, both with stakeholders and the public. Ultimately, it should demonstrate advanced reactors by the end of 2025.

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