Research and development rss

Swiss repository experiment enters monitoring phase

Waste and Recycling

24 March 2015

FE Experiment plug 48The underground tunnel in which the Full-scale Emplacement Experiment will be carried out at the Mont Terri Rock Laboratory in Switzerland has been sealed and monitoring has begun. The experiment aims to simulate the conditions within a repository containing high-level radioactive waste.

Saudi Arabia and Argentina form R&D joint venture

Nuclear Policies

09 March 2015

Invap-Taqnia_meeting_(Invap)_48State-owned R&D companies from Argentina and Saudi Arabia have set up a joint venture company, Invania, to develop nuclear technology for Saudi Arabia's nuclear power program.

Investment in nuclear R&D key to UK success

Nuclear Policies

02 March 2015

The UK can only be a competitive player in the global nuclear market if the government commits to a program of research and development (R&D) aimed at advanced reactor and fuel cycle technologies, as well as developing a skilled workforce, the Nuclear Innovation and Research Advisory Board suggests.

Progress in controlling fusion heat bursts

Corporate

18 March 2015

Tokamak simulation (General Atomics) 64x48Researchers from General Atomics and the US Department of Energy's Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) have made a major breakthrough in understanding how potentially damaging heat bursts inside a fusion reactor can be controlled.

Russia offers nuclear desalination bundle

New Nuclear

04 March 2015

Rusatom Overseas is aiming to sell desalination facilities integrated with large capacity nuclear power plants to Russia's export markets.

Nuclear power is a 'national asset', says US think tank

Nuclear Policies

26 February 2015

US federal research policy should recognize the nuclear sector as a national asset and treat it equally with other non-greenhouse gas emitting energy sources, R Street - a Washington DC-headquartered public policy research institute - says in a new report.