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First Light Fusion commissions pulsed power device

First Light Fusion commissions pulsed power device

The UK's First Light Fusion has successfully completed constructing and testing its Machine 3 - the only pulsed power machine of its scale in the world dedicated to researching fusion energy. The company aims to demonstrate first fusion later this year.

New Nuclear 12 February 2019


Cooperation agreement for Rosatom and Russian Academy

Cooperation agreement for Rosatom and Russian Academy

Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom and the Russian State Academy of Sciences are to cooperate on joint scientific, technical and innovative activities in areas including nuclear energy, nuclear medicine and other areas under an agreement signed in Moscow on 7 February.

Nuclear Policies 11 February 2019


IMSR materials to be tested at Petten
 

IMSR materials to be tested at Petten
 

NRG is to carry out testing of materials, including graphite, for key components of Terrestrial Energy's Integral Molten Salt Reactor power plant in the High-Flux Reactor at Petten in the Netherlands under a contract announced on 5 February.

New Nuclear 07 February 2019


US DOE confirms accident tolerant fuel funding

US DOE confirms accident tolerant fuel funding

The US Department of Energy's Office of Nuclear Energy has confirmed it awarded a total of USD111.2 million in funding to three industry partners to develop accident tolerant fuels. The awards were made to General Electric, Framatome and Westinghouse in late 2018.

Uranium & Fuel 04 February 2019


NRG irradiates steel alloy for use in ITER

NRG irradiates steel alloy for use in ITER

The Nuclear Research and Consultancy Group (NRG) of the Netherlands has completed the irradiation testing in the High Flux Reactor of a new type of metal that will be used in a test programme of the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor.

New Nuclear 30 January 2019


Rosatom starts testing accident-tolerant fuel for LWRs

Rosatom starts testing accident-tolerant fuel for LWRs

The first Russian-made experimental nuclear fuel assemblies based on accident-tolerant fuel for light water reactors have been loaded for testing into the water loops of the MIR research reactor at the State Research Institute of Atomic Reactors in Dimitrovgrad.

Uranium & Fuel 29 January 2019


Chinese-developed ATF undergoing irradiation tests

Chinese-developed ATF undergoing irradiation tests

China General Nuclear has begun irradiation testing of a prototype accident-tolerant fuel rod in a research reactor, marking the first time that Chinese-developed ATF has been irradiated.

Uranium & Fuel 24 January 2019


CNNC extends cooperation with Suzhou University

CNNC extends cooperation with Suzhou University

China National Nuclear Corporation and Suzhou University have signed a strategic cooperation agreement aimed at expanding their existing cooperation in nuclear medicine and nuclear technology applications. Suzhou University is in the eastern-central coastal province of Jiangsu.

Corporate 23 January 2019


USA clears way for HALEU

USA clears way for HALEU

The US Department of Energy has completed an environmental assessment clearing the way for the fabrication of high-assay low-enriched uranium fuel for advanced nuclear reactors at the Idaho National Laboratory. Meanwhile, the US Department of Defense has issued a Request for Information for a small mobile reactor using HALEU fuel to provide electrical power in rapid response scenarios.

Uranium & Fuel 22 January 2019


DOE funding for Westinghouse accident-tolerant fuel development

DOE funding for Westinghouse accident-tolerant fuel development

Westinghouse Electric Company has received USD93.6 million of funding from the US Department of Energy for its EnCore accident-tolerant fuel programme.

Uranium & Fuel 21 January 2019