National Reactor Innovation Center

The NRIC team is committed to tackling the necessary tasks and challenges to identify and fill gaps that hinder advancing nuclear energy. This includes engaging with regulators and stakeholders and enhancing the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratory infrastructure and capabilities.

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Aalo Atomics Lays Ground for Microreactor Licensing and Siting

Aalo Atomics Lays Ground for Microreactor Licensing and Siting

Aalo submitted a regulatory engagement plan to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission in a huge step forward in getting regulatory approval for their Aalo-1 reactor. Aalo wants to locate the first Aalo-1 reactor at the Central Facilities Area (CFA) site within INL.

Materials and Fuels Complex Leading the Way for America’s Advanced Nuclear Energy Fleet

Materials and Fuels Complex Leading the Way for America’s Advanced Nuclear Energy Fleet

Discover how the Materials and Fuels Complex in Idaho is spearheading America’s advanced nuclear energy future, pioneering groundbreaking technologies and innovations. Explore how this facility is shaping the landscape of clean energy with cutting-edge research and development initiatives.

Oklo’s diverse order book demonstrates small reactor potential

Oklo’s diverse order book demonstrates small reactor potential

Discover how Oklo’s diverse order book underscores the potential of small reactors in revolutionizing the nuclear industry.

BWXT Awarded Phase Two of Microreactor Evaluation Contract for State of Wyoming

BWXT Awarded Phase Two of Microreactor Evaluation Contract for State of Wyoming

BWX Technologies, Inc. announced the award of the second phase of a contract with the Wyoming Energy Authority to assess the viability of deploying small-scale nuclear reactors in the state as a source of resilient and reliable energy to augment existing power generation resources.

US Microreactor Clears Initial Stage of Pre-testing Safety Review

US Microreactor Clears Initial Stage of Pre-testing Safety Review

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has reviewed and approved the Safety Design Strategy for the Radiant Kaleidos microreactor in the National Reactor Innovation Center’s Demonstration of Microreactor Experiments (NRIC-DOME) test bed. The Safety Design Strategy marks the initial stage in a comprehensive safety review process each microreactor developer will undertake prior to a fueled...

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