US DOE awards $5.1 million for nuclear technology

19 August 2020

The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced an award of $5.1 million to the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) to develop modular-in-chamber electron beam welding capability for a future domestic advanced reactor demonstration project. This project has a total value of $6,492,021 of which DOE will provide approximately $5.1 million.

The award is through the Office of Nuclear Energy’s (NE) funding opportunity announcement (FOA) US Industry Opportunities for Advanced Nuclear Technology Development.
This is the ninth round of funding provided through this FOA. DOE announced previous funding awards in 2018, 2019, and 2020. Subsequent application reviews and selection processes will be conducted until December 2022, as supported by Congressional appropriations.

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