Terrestrial Energy USA Ltd. Awarded Gain Voucher By United States Department Of Energy
NEW YORK, NY – June 14th, 2016 – Terrestrial Energy USA Ltd, a developer of next-generation nuclear power plants, has been awarded a grant by US Department of Energy – Nuclear Energy (DOE-NE) under the Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear Program voucher inititive known as “GAIN”. The GAIN voucher will be used to verify thermophysical properties of molten salts with work performed at the US Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory (ANL).
Simon Irish, CEO of Terrestrial Energy USA Ltd, says “we would like to join with other recipients of GAIN awards to thank the DOE for the formation of the GAIN program and for its strategic support for advanced nuclear technologies.”
DOE-NE’s mission is to advance nuclear power as a resource capable of meeting the nation’s energy, environmental and national security needs by resolving technical, cost, safety, proliferation resistance, and security barriers through research, development and demonstration.
The goal of the GAIN program is to assist new entrants into the nuclear field as they build the collaborations necessary to accelerate the development and deployment of innovative nuclear technologies by granting them access to the extensive nuclear research capabilities available at DOE’s national laboratories and Nuclear Science User Facilities (NSUF) partners.
“We congratulate these small businesses selected for the NE Voucher pilot program, and we look forward to working with each of these organizations as they develop their innovative concepts,” said John Kotek, DOE Acting Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy. “In addition to this financial support, DOE will be fostering innovation by facilitating these groups’ access to the extensive nuclear research capabilities hosted at DOE National Labs and our partners in the Nuclear Science User Facilities program.”