More federal funding tied to nuclear technology is heading Ohio State University’s way.
The U.S. Department of Energy on Thursday awarded more than $38 million to 42 university-led research projects nationwide, including an effort at Ohio State that’s in line for up to $1.37 million. Final amounts will be negotiated as contracts are drawn up, the Energy Department said.
The nationwide funding backs nuclear education and technology projects, with Ohio State’s funding specifically for the development of nuclear reactors that burn more energy and produce less waste.
The grant comes only weeks after Ohio State received $650,000 from the U.S. Nuclear Energy Regulatory Commission to train a future work force in nuclear facility design, construction and operation.
Energy Secretary Steven Chu said in a release Thursday that the latest round of funding backs a “broad approach to cut carbon pollution and create new clean energy jobs.”
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