The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded a $33.7 million project to General Electric to continue development of advanced fuel rod technologies for the nuclear industry. The advanced fuel rods will be more robust and have improved performance during normal and accident conditions. The key goal over the two-and-a-half-year project is to develop and demonstrate new fuel rods that could be commercially deployed and set new standards in plant safety, according to GE. The project will include Global Nuclear Fuel (GNF), a GE-led joint venture with Hitachi Ltd. that operates primarily through Global Nuclear Fuel-Americas LLC in Wilmington, North Carolina, and Global Nuclear Fuel-Japan Co. Ltd. in Kurihama, Japan.
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