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Nuclear Energy

Advanced Fuel Concepts

Research and fabrication of accident-tolerant fuels with improved economics

Advanced Fuel Concepts

Extrusion press capable of ternary metal fuel fabrication

PNNL is developing accident-tolerant fuel concepts and state-of-the-art extrusion methods for metal fuel fabrication that will serve the next generation of nuclear reactors.

Our work includes

  • Advanced cladding development and testing
  • Scalable fabrication methods—including the development of the rolling, extrusion, and milling process
  • Review on behalf of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission of advanced fuel concepts submitted by industry vendors

Nuclear Energy

Research Areas & Services