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DOE moves to strengthen domestic supply chain of critical minerals
The Department of Energy has issued new guidance for applicants to its Loan Programs Office (LPO), stating a preference for projects related to critical minerals.
The guidance, a notice for which was published in the December 1 Federal Register, aims to boost the domestic supply chain of critical minerals in support of two of President Trump’s executive orders: the September 2020 order regarding the nation’s reliance on foreign sources for critical minerals, and the December 2017 order regarding the implementation of a federal strategy to ensure a domestic supply of those minerals.
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The Reactor Technology Award recognizes an individual(s) who have made original and outstanding contributions to the advancement of reactor technology. The award should emphasize recognition of advances in the areas of design and safety in reactor technology. The award consists of a plaque and a $2,000 monetary award. It is to be made no more frequently than once per year, and it is normally conferred during the Winter Meeting of the Society.
Nominees may be from any nation, but they must not be deceased at the time the awardee is selected. The nominee need not be an ANS member.
The nominee should be the author of one or more peer-reviewed original technical papers or patents contributing to the advancement of reactor technologies.
This award was established in 1993 at the request of the Atomic Energy Society of Japan with $30,000 in earnings received from the ANP 1992 Topical Meeting.
Nominations must include the completed nomination form accompanied by the following supporting documents:
Nomination forms and supporting documents (in Word or Adobe Acrobat) should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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