USNC Receives DOE Awards for Pylon Experiments at INL DOME

October 29, 2023

USNC announces significant DOE awards for pylon experiments at INL’s DOME, signaling progress in nuclear research and development.

Developers Flock to New Test Facility

October 26, 2023

INL’s latest test facility attracts developers, fostering innovation and progress in nuclear technology development.

ANS Highlights Progress at NRIC

October 25, 2023

The American Nuclear Society (ANS) provides insights into the latest developments at the Nuclear Reactor Innovation Center (NRIC).

Radiant Nuclear Announces FEEED for Advanced Reactor Design

October 24, 2023

Radiant Nuclear unveils a major FEEED announcement, marking a significant step forward in the development of advanced reactor designs.

DOE Awards FEEED Contract for eVinci Microreactor

October 23, 2023

Westinghouse Nuclear secures a crucial DOE contract to advance the development of the eVinci Microreactor, a promising innovation in the nuclear energy landscape.

Spent Nuclear Fuel from this Retired Government Reactor is Getting a Second Life

August 31, 2023

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is currently working to recycle EBR-II spent fuel as part of a larger effort to make high-assay low-enriched uranium, commonly referred to as HALEU, more accessible to reactor developers to test and demonstrate their designs.

Natrium support program completes first irradiated fuel examination

July 18, 2023

Earlier this year, the TerraPower Natrium Support Program at INL completed its first examination of irradiated experimental fuel sent from the Materials and Fuels Complex (MFC) Hot Fuel Examination Facility (HFEF) to the Advanced Test Reactor (ATR).

Irradiation Test Train Design Completed for BWXT’s Novel Fuel Form

May 15, 2023

NRIC is coordinating INL activities necessary for irradiation testing of a new fuel form from BWXT: uranium nitride tri-structural isotropic (TRISO) fuel.

NRIC Staff Visit Abilene Christian University

May 15, 2023

Representatives from the National Reactor Innovation Center (NRIC) recently visited Abilene Christian University to tour the school’s Nuclear Energy eXperimental Testing Laboratory (NEXT Lab).

Meet the Experts Supporting TerraPower’s Advanced Reactor Development

March 31, 2023

NRIC supports companies like TerraPower by facilitating partnerships between the private and public sector to enable the technology demonstrations and eventual deployment of advanced reactor projects like Natrium.

Armenian Nuclear Agency Visits INL 

March 17, 2023

The National Reactor Innovation Center hosted a visit for Armenia’s Nuclear Radiation and Safety Center to Idaho National Laboratory.

NRIC Tech Talk: Stakeholder Engagement

March 9, 2023

This webinar will include perspectives from NRC applicants, to provide insights to potential new applicants preparing to navigate the NRC licensing process.