logo
* 搜尋
* 核能資訊中心
* 中心簡介
* 相關資訊
* 瀏覽人數
今天: 32
昨天: 260
本月: 3122
總計: 556975
國際核能現況 : US nuclear innovation legislation makes progress
發表人 nicenter 於 2018/9/21 9:44:29 (31 人讀取)

US nuclear innovation legislation makes progress


Bipartisan legislation designed to drive US nuclear innovation including the commercialisation of advanced reactors has gone forward to be signed into law by President Donald Trump after approval by the House of Representatives. Congress has also approved a USD121 million increase in funding for US nuclear R&D for fiscal 2019.




The US Capitol Building, home of Congress (Image: Architect of the Capitol)

Bill S97, the Nuclear Energy Innovation Capabilities Act (NEICA), was passed by the House on 13 September. The bill, which would direct the Department of Energy (DOE) to prioritise partnerships with private innovators to test and demonstrate advanced reactor concepts, was passed by the Senate in March. The act authorises the creation of a National Reactor Innovation Center that brings together the technical expertise of US national laboratories and the DOE to enable the construction of experimental reactors. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) would partner with DOE in this, enabling the regulator to contribute its expertise on safety issues while also learning about the new technologies.


The legislation also directs the DOE to develop a reactor-based fast neutron source for the testing of advanced reactor fuels and materials, and to execute a programme for enhancing the capability to develop new reactor technologies through high-performance computer modelling and simulation techniques.


NEICA was led by senators Mike Crapo, James Risch and Sheldon Whitehouse, with co-sponsors Cory Booker, Richard Durbin, Orrin Hatch, Lisa Murkowski and Luther Strange. Crapo said the passage of the legislation underscored the "strong bipartisan commitment in Congress that nuclear energy must be maintained as a reliable, safe, clean and efficient part of [the US] national energy portfolio."


Beverly Marshall, vice president of governmental affairs at the US Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI), said the passage of NEICA was a positive step demonstrating Congress' determination to ensure the US commercial nuclear sector has the tools and funding needed to design and deploy the next generation of advanced reactor technologies.


"We look forward to the president signing this bill into law and will continue to work with Congress and the administration to help ensure our industry can compete on a level playing field with increasingly sophisticated international competitors," she said.


Booker, Crapo, Durbin, Murkowski, Risch and Whitehoue were also among those senators who earlier this month introduced the Nuclear Energy Leadership Act (NELA) to the Senate. NELA aims to boost US nuclear energy innovation by establishing public-private partnerships between federal government, leading research institutions and industry innovators.



Funding increase




Also on 13 September, the US Congress approved an energy and water spending package for fiscal 2019 including USD1.33 billion in funding for the DOE's nuclear energy research and development programmes. This is an increase USD121 million over fiscal 2018, the NEI said.


"This bill offers funding boosts for a number of industry priorities in research and development and will pave the wave for new breakthroughs," Marshall said.


The bills approved by Congress include USD325 million for the DOE's Reactor Concepts R&D programme, which includes advanced reactors and light water reactor sustainability; USD65 million for the Versatile Test Reactor programme to create a sodium-cooled fast reactor to test advanced reactor components and materials, USD20 million for the High-Assay Low-Enriched Uranium, or HALEU, programme; and USD76 million for the Accident Tolerant Fuel programme.


Fiscal 2019 begins on 1 October.


Researched and written by World Nuclear News



source: http://www.world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/US-nuclear-innovation-legislation-makes-progress



其他新聞
2018/12/12 9:32:00 - Work starts on Kursk II-2 foundation plate
2018/12/12 9:29:31 - Optimisation studies begin at Namibian uranium mine
2018/12/12 9:26:06 - South African government replaces Necsa board
2018/12/12 9:24:27 - Nigeria becomes HEU free
2018/12/12 9:21:47 - Fuqing 6 reactor pressure vessel in place
2018/12/10 9:24:45 - Fusion reactions project attracts UK funding
2018/12/10 9:22:58 - China General Nuclear ready to ramp up UK ambitions
2018/12/10 9:21:22 - Diversity key for UK nuclear workforce strategy
2018/12/10 9:19:35 - Optimisation studies begin at Namibian uranium mine
2018/12/7 10:41:45 - Nuclear important to sustainable energy mix, says UNECE report
2018/12/7 10:40:07 - First Taiwanese reactor to enter decommissioning
2018/12/7 10:31:03 - Russia completes testing of modified VVER-440 fuel
2018/12/7 10:30:00 - 核一廠1號機於107年12月6日進入除役期間,原能會將嚴格監督台電公司落實除役計畫及安全要求
2018/12/7 10:29:55 - Russia and Rwanda to cooperate in nuclear power
2018/12/7 10:20:00 - 核一廠1號機執照屆滿依法停機 待取得除役許可正式啟動除役
2018/12/7 10:19:17 - 回應新北市府指核一乾貯未按圖施工 台電:配合地形調整減少開挖 盼與市府再溝通
2018/12/5 9:56:19 - Argentina, Russia expand nuclear energy cooperation
2018/12/5 9:53:07 - Lawsuit launched as Bellefonte sale falters
2018/12/5 9:51:20 - CNNC launches R&D centre for fuels and materials
2018/12/5 9:48:24 - Nuclear must remain in South African mix, committee finds

 線上期刊目錄

 友善連結

單位類

行政院原子能委員會
放射性物料管理局
核能研究所
國立清華大學工程與系統科學系
國立清華大學生醫工程與環境科學系
中華民國核能學會
財團法人核能科技協進會

新聞類


30013 新竹市光復路二段101號 創新育成中心三樓309室 電話:(03)571-1808 傳真:(03)572-5461 Email: nicenter@nicenter.org.tw