US invests $82m in nuclear research

The US Department of Energy (DOE) has announced more than $82 million (£58.3m) is to be invested in nuclear energy research. The money will be spent on facilities, technology and infrastructure across 28 […]

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By Jonny Bairstow

The US Department of Energy (DOE) has announced more than $82 million (£58.3m) is to be invested in nuclear energy research.

The money will be spent on facilities, technology and infrastructure across 28 states. In total, 93 projects will receive funding to help push new nuclear technologies into the market.

Around $36 million (£25.6m) will be spent on universities to fund research reactors, improve education infrastructure and help top students push the boundaries of civil nuclear capabilities.

The Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear (GAIN) initiative will provide access to the technical, regulatory and financial support necessary to move nuclear technologies towards commercialisation. GAIN will also provide the nuclear community with a single point of access to people, facilities, materials and data.

DOE is also funding more than $10 million (£7.1m) in nuclear fuel and material applications.