Colorado universities receive $1.6M for clean energy research

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Building on President Obama’s Climate Action Plan to continue America’s leadership in clean energy innovation, the Energy Department announced on Friday over $1.6 million to Colorado universities as part of a $60 million investment in nuclear energy research and improvements to university research reactors and infrastructure.

The awards will help train and educate the next generation of leaders in America’s nuclear industry as well as support new and advanced nuclear technologies from reactor materials to innovative sensors and instruments to more efficient manufacturing.

“By supporting cutting-edge nuclear science and engineering across our universities, national labs and industry, we can strengthen the foundation for a continuing important role for nuclear energy in America’s low carbon future,” said Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz. “Training and educating the next generation nuclear energy workforce plays a critical role in ensuring American leadership in the safe, secure and efficient use of nuclear power worldwide.”

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