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Kazatomprom gets go-ahead for Inkai 3 pilot

The national atomic company has signed a new subsoil use agreement with Kazakhstan's Minister of Energy and received approval for up to four years of pilot production of a total of 701 tU from the Inkai 3 deposit.


Perspectives

Podcast: Lessons from history about energy transitions

Podcast: Lessons from history about energy transitions

Past experience suggests the idea of energy transitions is not all it seems, argues Jean-Baptiste Fressoz. Plus the latest from JET, the USA's Russian uranium ban and China's small modular reactor project.


Sanmen 3 containment walls take shape

Sanmen 3 containment walls take shape

The three steel rings forming the walls of the main containment shell have been hoisted into place at unit 3 of the Sanmen nuclear power plant in China's Zhejiang province.

New Nuclear 13 June 2024


US support for nuclear energy at record high, poll shows

US support for nuclear energy at record high, poll shows

Public support in the USA for nuclear energy is at a record high level, according to the latest survey by Bisconti Research Inc. The results show that for four years in a row, more than three-quarters of the US public said that they favoured the use of nuclear energy. 

Nuclear Policies 13 June 2024


Tokamak Energy to use digital twin with ST40 fusion machine

Tokamak Energy to use digital twin with ST40 fusion machine

UK-based Tokamak Energy says that the digital twin computer software means it will be able to maximise the impact of each experiment without needing to test multiple scenarios in the physical machine.

New Nuclear 13 June 2024


Perspectives

Podcast: Lessons from history about energy transitions

Podcast: Lessons from history about energy transitions

Past experience suggests the idea of energy transitions is not all it seems, argues Jean-Baptiste Fressoz. Plus the latest from JET, the USA's Russian uranium ban and China's small modular reactor project.


Cyclotron lifted into place at Argentina's Proton Therapy Centre

Cyclotron lifted into place at Argentina's Proton Therapy Centre

The 230-tonne cyclotron, which will produce proton beams for advanced cancer therapy, was lifted into the building in two stages this week.

New Nuclear 13 June 2024


Vattenfall narrows search for SMR supplier

Vattenfall narrows search for SMR supplier

Sweden's Vattenfall has shortlisted Rolls-Royce SMR and GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy as potential suppliers of small modular reactors for its Ringhals site. Meanwhile, the country's nuclear regulator has proposed making the early evaluation of new reactor technology possible to make the permitting process more efficient and predictable.

New Nuclear 12 June 2024


US company claims nuclear battery breakthrough

US company claims nuclear battery breakthrough

California-based Infinity Power says it has successfully developed a very powerful and long-lasting nuclear battery that uses electrochemical energy conversion.

Corporate 12 June 2024


Westinghouse increases its presence in Canada

Westinghouse increases its presence in Canada

Westinghouse has opened a new global engineering hub in Kitchener, Ontario, to support its growing Candu and global new-build business. Canada is now the third largest engineering centre for the AP1000.

Corporate 12 June 2024


Cernavoda 1 refurb project framework agreement signed

Cernavoda 1 refurb project framework agreement signed

Romania's Nuclearelectrica and Canadian Nuclear Partners have signed a long-term framework agreement to provide project management services for the refurbishment of Cernavoda nuclear power plant's unit 1.

Corporate 12 June 2024


Bulgaria's Kozloduy using first Westinghouse fuel

Bulgaria's Kozloduy using first Westinghouse fuel

Following its annual scheduled shutdown, Kozloduy unit 5 has been restarted with 43 Westinghouse-produced cartridges loaded into the reactor as part of its transition from Russian-supplied fuel.

Uranium & Fuel 12 June 2024


TerraPower breaks ground for Natrium plant

TerraPower breaks ground for Natrium plant

TerraPower's chairman and founder Bill Gates joined company colleagues, government officials, project partners, industry champions and community supporters for the ceremony at the site of the first-of-a-kind advanced reactor plant at Kemmerer in Wyoming.

New Nuclear 11 June 2024