United States: The Department of Energy's Microreactor Push

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That the center of gravity of the burgeoning world of microreactors is in the US is in no small part thanks to the US government, which is facilitating a significant portion of the research and development needed to finalize and deploy these designs. The US Department of Energy (DOE) is not only awarding hundreds of millions of dollars via R&D grants and development cost-sharing programs, but is also building its own microreactor applications test bed and even investigating what a commercial microreactor market might look like. Meanwhile, the US military is moving rapidly forward with its own microreactor program that may stimulate supply chains to enable commercial microreactors.

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