WASHINGTON, Oct. 25, 2017 - The Energy Department (DOE) is allotting up to $20 million for projects aimed at developing innovative technologies that can enable designs for lower cost and safer advanced nuclear reactors. The initiative is called Modeling-Enhanced Innovations Trailblazing Nuclear Energy Reinvigoration, or MEITNER, and is part of a new Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) program. “MEITNER projects are developing technologies that will accelerate fabrication and testing, making construction cheaper, while integrating high levels of automation and built-in safety measures across the plant to reduce operational costs,” said ARPA-E Acting Director Eric Rohlfing.
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