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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


Further US grant for Framatome EATFdevelopment

Further US grant for Framatome EATF development

Framatome has received a USD49 million, 28-month grant from the US Department of Energy to accelerate the development and commercialisation of enhanced accident tolerant fuel.

Uranium & Fuel 16 January 2019


TVEL to supply fuel for China's fast-neutron reactor

TVEL to supply fuel for China's fast-neutron reactor

TVEL and CNLY have signed a contract for the supply of nuclear fuel for the CFR-600 sodium-cooled pool-type fast-neutron nuclear reactor under construction in Xiapu County, in China's Fujian province.

Uranium & Fuel 10 January 2019


Orano commissions new conversion facility

Orano commissions new conversion facility

The new Philippe Coste uranium conversion plant at Orano's Tricastin site in southern France has now been commissioned following the completion of a test programme.

Uranium & Fuel 21 December 2018


Enusa awarded new fuel contract for Spanish PWRs

Enusa awarded new fuel contract for Spanish PWRs

State-owned nuclear fuel manufacturer Enusa Industrias Avanzadas has been awarded a contract to supply 24 reload batches of fuel and associated services by the operators of Spain's five Westinghouse-design pressurised water reactors (PWRs).

Uranium & Fuel 14 December 2018


Russia starts batch production of MOX fuel assemblies

Russia starts batch production of MOX fuel assemblies

Russian nuclear fuel manufacturer TVEL has launched the batch production of mixed uranium-plutonium oxide fuel assemblies for the BN-800 fast neutron reactor.

Uranium & Fuel 13 December 2018


Nigeria becomes HEU free

Nigeria becomes HEU free

The last known highly enriched uranium in Nigeria has been repatriated to China, leaving the African country HEU-free.

Regulation & Safety 10 December 2018


Russia completes testing of modified VVER-440 fuel

Russia completes testing of modified VVER-440 fuel

OKB Gidropress, a subsidiary of Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom, has completed "longevity testing" of fuel assembly models with an optimised hydro-uranium ratio for VVER-440 reactors at the Paks and Loviisa plants.

Uranium & Fuel 05 December 2018


CNNC launches R&D centre for fuels and materials

CNNC launches R&D centre for fuels and materials

China National Nuclear Corporation held a ceremony on 27 November to mark the establishment of a new centre for nuclear fuels and materials research and development in Beijing.

Uranium & Fuel 03 December 2018


US companies collaborate on TRISO fuel facility

US companies collaborate on TRISO fuel facility

Centrus Energy Corp and X-energy are to proceed with the preliminary design of a facility to fabricate advanced nuclear fuels based on X-energy's uranium oxycarbide tristructural isotropic fuel forms.
 

Uranium & Fuel 30 November 2018