By Jeff Reed, Framatome’s PROtect Accident Tolerant Fuel — U.S. Program Director
It was about this time last year when I posted an article defining Framatome’s PROtect Enhanced Accident Tolerant Fuel (EATF) program. Nearly a year later, thanks to our global team of experts and support from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), we have reached several major milestones in our program and are forging ahead with research on additional solutions to improve the nuclear fuel industry.
When the Accident Tolerant Fuel program was launched by the DOE in 2012 in response to the events at Fukushima, our industry was challenged to design products that would better withstand the more extreme conditions of such an unlikely event occurring at a nuclear power plant.
For nearly 10 years, Framatome has been pushing forward with new ideas and solutions to tackle the original challenge set forth by the DOE. Last year, we took an incredibly large step forward with our products and solutions, while improving the narrative about the nuclear energy industry as an essential part of our energy portfolio to meet carbon initiatives being set forth by states throughout the country.
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