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DOE Awards $22.1 Million to Advance Promising Nuclear Technologies—Including Clean Hydrogen Production from Nuclear Power

May 9, 2023

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today awarded $22.1 million to 10 industry-led projects, including two aimed at expanding clean hydrogen production with nuclear energy.

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) granted $22.1 million to 10 projects spearheaded by the industry. Among these, two are focused on enhancing clean hydrogen production using nuclear energy. The remaining initiatives aim to advance a microreactor design, address nuclear regulatory challenges, optimize the functioning of current reactors, and promote the development of advanced reactors. These endeavors are pivotal in furthering nuclear technology, ensuring it remains integral in achieving President Biden's climate and emissions-reduction objectives.

The funding is overseen by the DOE's Office of Nuclear Energy (NE). In partnership with NE, the DOE's Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office will allocate funds and supervise the selected projects related to hydrogen production.

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