Program

Fuel Cycle Research and Development

Category

Energy - Nuclear

Subsidy Type

Discretionary

Committees of Jurisdiction

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, House Science, Space and Technology Committee

$294 FY 22 Budget Score (in mil.)
$2,942 FY 22-31 Budget Score (in mil.)

The Fuel Cycle Research and Development program (formerly the Advanced Fuel Cycle Initiative) supports long-term research and development of nuclear fuel and waste management technologies. The goal of the program is to develop and demonstrate advanced, proliferation-resistant fuel cell technologies, to reduce nuclear fuel waste and to demonstrate that these technologies would allow commercial development by 2050. This program was first established in 2001.

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