Nuclear fuel rss

KazAtomProm transformation on track

Corporate

15 September 2017

KazAtomProm is making progress in its transition to become a market-led, flexible supplier, the company's Chief Commercial Officer Riaz Rizvi said today at the World Nuclear Association's Symposium. The company is transforming its approaches to both production and marketing.

Kazakhstan, UAE plan closer ties in nuclear fuel cycle

Nuclear Policies

11 September 2017

Galymzhan Pirmatov and Mohamed Al Hammadi (Kazatomprom) 68x48Kazakh uranium producer KazAtomProm and Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation in the peaceful use of nuclear fuel and power generation. The MOU was signed in Astana on 5 September by Galymzhan Pirmatov, CEO of KazAtomProm and Mohamed Al Hammadi, CEO of Enec.

Fuel bank site inaugurated

Uranium and Fuel

29 August 2017

IAEA LEU Fuel Bank at inauguration of storage facility, August 2017 (NTI) 69x48The storage facility for a low-enriched uranium fuel bank was inaugurated today in a ceremony involving Nursultan Nazarbayev, the President of Kazakhstana and Yukiya Amano, the director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency.

Nuclear fuel report sees growth and gaps

Uranium and Fuel

14 September 2017

World nuclear generating capacity is set to continue to grow according to the World Nuclear Association's newly published biennial report on the nuclear fuel market. Projections of installed capacity - and the uranium required to fuel it - have been revised downwards since the 2015 edition but still represent a higher growth rate than any seen since 1990.

Advanced fuel agreements signed

Uranium and Fuel

07 September 2017

Two separate innovative nuclear fuels are closer to deployment thanks to agreements signed yesterday. Lightbridge Corporation and Areva NP signed a binding agreement to set up a joint venture to develop, manufacture and commercialise Lightbridge's advanced metallic fuel technology, while a memorandum of understanding between X-energy and Centrus Energy will see the companies work toward the development of a facility to fabricate Triso fuel.

Ukraine to maintain nuclear's share of electricity

Nuclear Policies

23 August 2017

Rovno plant - 48Nuclear power is to remain a key component of Ukraine's energy mix under a new energy strategy approved by the cabinet at a meeting on 18 August. Under the strategy, nuclear's share of the country's electricity generation will remain at around 50% to 2035.