And in the face of various world challenges for Fuel availability, we are helping many countries around the world survive tough Political challenges, presented to them by their oil producers...
first unit for fuel replacement
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GNEP, part of President Bush's Advanced Energy Initiative, will support advanced technologies to recycle spent nuclear fuel and promote emissions-free nuclear energy in a more proliferation-resistant manner. President Bush requested $250M in fiscal year 2007 for GNEP.
The GNEP Technology Demonstration Program is based on a five-year technology plan, which is being developed in consultation with scientists from the DOE's national labs. Three major demonstration facilities are expected to be built, following the decision on the technologies in fiscal year 2008:
D.C. an Alternative Fuel Leader
Separate the high-energy elements of used nuclear fuel that can be recycled.
Develop fast burner reactors that can convert these high-energy elements into electricity and shorter lived isotopes, reducing the volume and toxicity of the waste.
Integrate modern nuclear materials management concepts into each step of the fuel cycle to increase safeguards confidence. Close the nuclear fuel cycle through research and technologies for recycling fuel and fabricating fuel suitable for recycling.