Department of Energy (DOE)’s Focus on Nuclear Research Programs to Strengthen the US’s Nuclear Power Industry

Date: August 1, 2011
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Department of Energy (DOE)’s Focus on Nuclear Research Programs to Strengthen the US’s Nuclear Power Industry
Department of Energy (DOE)’s Focus on Nuclear Research Programs to Strengthen the US’s Nuclear Power Industry

Summary

The US has 104 operating nuclear power reactors which contributed 20% of the total power generation in the country in 2010. The country plans to expand its nuclear power industry with new nuclear power reactors (planned and proposed). Post Japan’s nuclear crisis, the integrity of nuclear technology has been questioned and there arises a need for further research and development (R&D) activities to firm the existing and upcoming nuclear fleet to withstand a Fukushima type of situation. Along these lines, the US’s Department of Energy (DOE) through the Nuclear Energy University Program (NEUP) has recently announced its plans to allocate $39m to fuel nuclear R&D programs. The DOE’s financial aid will help the universities in the country to conduct nuclear related research and in the longer run will aid the country to combat key nuclear challenges such as: lack of skilled workers, safety issues with regard to nuclear power plants and used-fuel waste management. Deploying successful research outcomes into the industry will ensure the safety of nuclear power plants and increase the efficiency of nuclear operations. In the coming decades, with nuclear R&D activities, nuclear energy will regain its stature as a reliable source for safer power generation and will strengthen the US’s nuclear power industry.

Scope
  • The report analyzes latest trends in the US's nuclear power industry.
  • Explores and analyzes the US's Department of Energy (DOE)'s role in supporting nuclear research programs.
  • Provides details about the nuclear research programs in the US.

Reasons to buy

The report will enhance your decision making capability in a more rapid and time sensitive manner. It will allow you to -
  • Gain most up to date information and analysis on the Department of Energy's financial aid for nuclear R&D.
  • Understand the importance of nuclear research programs.
  • Facilitate decision making by understanding the role of nuclear R&D in strengthening the US's nuclear power industry.
1 TABLE OF CONTENTS

1.1 List of Tables
1.2 List of Figures

2 SUMMARY

3 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE)’S FOCUS ON NUCLEAR RESEARCH PROGRAMS TO STRENGTHEN THE US’S NUCLEAR POWER INDUSTRY

3.1 DOE’s Financial Aid for Nuclear Research Programs to Benefit the US’s Nuclear Power Industry
  3.1.1 DOE’s Move Expected to Benefit the US
3.2 Nuclear Research Programs to Combat Key Challenges Facing the US’s Nuclear Power Industry
  3.2.1 Key Challenges in the US’s Nuclear Power Industry
  3.2.2 Nuclear Research Programs to Combat Key Challenges of the US’s Nuclear Power Industry
3.3 The US government and DOE’s Initiative to Spur the Growth of the US’s Nuclear Power Industry

4 APPENDIX

4.1 Abbreviations
4.2 Methodology
  4.2.1 Coverage
  4.2.2 Secondary Research
  4.2.3 Primary Research
  4.2.4 Modeling and Forecasting
4.3 Contact Us
4.4 Disclaimer

LIST OF TABLES

Table 1: Department of Energy (DOE)’s University Led Nuclear Research Programs, Estimate Funding, the US, $m, August 2011
Table 2: Key Research Areas and its Focus, University Led Nuclear Research Programs
Table 3: Abbreviations

LIST OF FIGURES

Figure 1: DOE’s Office of Nuclear Energy, Fiscal Year Budget Request, 2010

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