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DOE, NRC collaborate on advanced reactor deployment

DOE, NRC collaborate on advanced reactor deployment

A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between the US Department of Energy and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to share technical expertise and computing resources to accelerate the deployment of advanced nuclear technologies.

New Nuclear 17 October 2019


Chinese lead-bismuth test reactor starts up

Chinese lead-bismuth test reactor starts up

China's first lead-bismuth alloy zero-power reactor - Qixing (Venus) III - achieved first criticality on 9 October, the China Institute of Atomic Energy has announced. The milestone marks the start of China's core physics experiments into liquid metal cooled fast reactors.

New Nuclear 16 October 2019


Irradiation programme studies IMSR graphite behaviour

Irradiation programme studies IMSR graphite behaviour

Terrestrial Energy and NRG have begun an irradiation programme to analyse the behaviour of graphite under the conditions it will experience during the seven-year life of a Terrestrial Energy Integrated Molten Salt Reactor core unit.

New Nuclear 09 October 2019


Nuclearelectrica to cooperate in development of ALFRED

Nuclearelectrica to cooperate in development of ALFRED

Romanian utility Nuclearelectrica has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Fostering ALFRED Construction consortium regarding cooperation on the development of the Advanced Lead Fast Reactor European Demonstrator (ALFRED). A demonstration unit is planned to be constructed in Romania.

New Nuclear 07 October 2019


UK invests in domestic fusion plant

UK invests in domestic fusion plant

The UK government has committed GBP220 million (USD270 million) over four years for the conceptual design of the Spherical Tokamak for Energy Production (STEP). The STEP programme aims to construct a fusion power plant based on the design by 2040.

New Nuclear 03 October 2019


Molten salt irradiation test completed at Petten

Molten salt irradiation test completed at Petten

An irradiation test on molten nuclear fuel salts inside the High Flux Reactor has been completed at Petten in the Netherlands. The results will yield new data on the safe operation of molten salt reactors.

New Nuclear 18 September 2019


US DOE awards funds to support innovation

US DOE awards funds to support innovation

A project to demonstrate the production of hydrogen in integrated energy systems at US nuclear power plants is one of three selected by the US Department of Energy to receive a share of USD15 million in its latest announcement of project selectees. At the same time, the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has awarded USD15 million in grants to support the development of the country's future nuclear workforce.

New Nuclear 12 September 2019


USA begins first commercial testing of silicide fuel

USA begins first commercial testing of silicide fuel

Lead test assemblies of Westinghouse EnCore fuel rods containing uranium silicide fuel pellets have been loaded into a commercial nuclear power plant for the first time. The fuels, developed through the US Department of Energy's accident tolerant fuels programme, were loaded into Exelon's Byron unit 2 during a scheduled refuelling outage.

Uranium & Fuel 11 September 2019


Foratom calls for more EU funding for research and innovation

Foratom calls for more EU funding for research and innovation

Nuclear research and innovation projects need to receive a higher level of financial support from the European Union in order to help the bloc meet its climate and energy goals, according to a new position paper issued by Foratom.

Nuclear Policies 03 September 2019


US Department of Energy 'all in' on new nuclear, says deputy secretary

US Department of Energy 'all in' on new nuclear, says deputy secretary

The US Administration is committed to reviving and revitalising the nuclear industry and is leading by action, not just words, according to US Department of Energy Deputy Secretary Dan Brouillette.

Nuclear Policies 30 August 2019