National Reactor Innovation Center launches webinar, new website

The new website and webinar will share progress as the center supports innovators building U.S. advanced nuclear energy technologies designed for the 21st century energy landscape. The 90-minute webinar will be moderated by Ashley Finan, director of NRIC. She will be joined by Mark Peters, Idaho National Laboratory director, and Suzanne Baker, creative director at...

Bringing Resilient Power to Puerto Rico with Microreactors

The U.S. territory of Puerto Rico is home to 3.2 million American citizens, with all the energy needs of a modern economy. Most of the territory’s power, however, is generated by facilities dating from the 1960s, which is nearly 30 years older on average than mainland U.S. power plants.

Former SpaceX Engineers Tout New Microreactor

A California company is gathering funding for development of a portable nuclear microreactor, designed for use in areas where other forms of power generation are not practical.

How The Nuclear Industry Is Getting Past A Tough U.S. Power Market

Nuclear proponents are not ready to concede that nuclear power has been priced out of the U.S. electricity market, but they’re increasingly looking at other uses for reactors and other places to …

Trump Administration Pivots To Nuclear Energy, Finds Lever Against China, Russia

Expanding U.S. commercial nuclear power abroad could become the Trump administration’s strongest lever against Chinese hegemony and Russian expansion in the global market.

INL Director Peters to move into new job at Battelle

Idaho National Laboratory Director Mark Peters is leaving his spot as lab director for a new job with Battelle Energy Alliance.

Bechtel, GE-Hitachi, TerraPower Tapped for Design and Build the Versatile Test Reactor | Energy Central

Battelle Energy Alliance (BEA) has initiated contract negotiations with a team led by Bechtel National Inc. to support the design and build phase of the Versatile Test Reactor, a one-of-a-kind facility that would support research and development of innovative, clean nuclear energy technologies. The BNI team also includes TerraPower and GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy.