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30 June 2022

GERA receives a second National Reactor Innovation Center grant to develop processes for using nuclear waste in the ACE Engine

GERA receives a second Idaho National Laboratory (INL) National Reactor Innovation Center (NRIC) grant to work with Argonne National Laboratory (Argonne) and develop processes for recovering the actinides from light-water reactor spent nuclear fuel (SNF) for eventual use as nuclear fuel in the ACE Engine advanced reactor concept. Argonne maintains extensive expertise in developing processes based on solvent extraction to recover key elements from many forms of reactor SNF. The scope of work includes both actinide recovery from various waste forms and actinide preparation for use in the ACE Engine.

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27 July 2021

GERA receives a National Reactor Innovation Center grant

GERA receives an Idaho National Laboratory (INL) National Reactor Innovation Center (NRIC) grant to support ACE Engine conceptual design activities with the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). This is the first INL NRIC funded project at LLNL. The scope of work includes GERA’s Jarvis code verification using LLNL state-of-the-art computational resources.

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8 June 2021

GERA partners with the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory to develop advanced nuclear power system technology

GERA and the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) enter into a Strategic Partnership Program (SPP) agreement, "to develop a mature advanced power system technology that could have profound national and global impact on energy, national security, and the environment." This partnership enables GERA to tap into LLNL's world-class expertise in designing, building, and testing one-of-a-kind nuclear technology.

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17 December 2020

GERA receives an Energy Innovation Reform Project grant

GERA receives an Energy Innovation Reform Project (EIRP) grant to support innovative nuclear technology development. The grant activities include exploring the impact of gaseous reactor fuel technology on decarbonizing the global energy system, economically eliminating the long-term environmental impact of commercial spent nuclear fuel in the United States, and addressing environmental, energy, and national security challenges.