Research and development rss

Molten salt reactor neutronics data released

New Nuclear

08 July 2016

Transatomic Power Corporation has released technical information on the design of its molten salt reactor, which it says offers multiple advantages over existing generation technologies.

EDF builds scaled-down containment facility for research

Regulation and Safety

17 June 2016

Vercors construction - 48EDF has completed building a one-third scale reactor containment building that will be used to verify construction methods and to study ageing of the materials used in the structure.

GAIN awards vouchers for nuclear development

Nuclear Policies

14 June 2016

Eight small businesses have been chosen to receive a share of a $2 million pilot project to help them access the US Department of Energy's nuclear energy-related knowledge and capabilities under the department's Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear initiative.

Seabed investigations under way at Wylfa Newydd

New Nuclear

06 July 2016

Wylfa off-shore platforms - 48Detailed offshore ground investigation works are under way to gain a better understanding of the geological conditions offshore from the site of the proposed Wylfa Newydd nuclear power plant on the Isle of Anglesey, UK. Construction of the plant - featuring two Advanced Boiling Water Reactors - is expected to begin around 2019.

Federal funding for advanced nuclear technology R&D

Nuclear Policies

15 June 2016

Over $82 million in nuclear energy research, facility access, crosscutting technology development and infrastructure awards were announced yesterday by the US Department of Energy.

European Commission to modernize nuclear research centre

New Nuclear

09 June 2016

JRC Wing M groundbreaking - 48A groundbreaking ceremony has been held to launch the start of construction of a new laboratory building at the European Commission's Joint Research Centre at Karlsruhe in Germany. The new building will replace older ones on the site.