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Advanced heat sources are key to decarbonisation, says LucidCatalyst

Advanced heat sources are key to decarbonisation, says LucidCatalyst

Given the scale and urgency of the required clean transition combined with the growth of the global energy system, all zero-carbon hydrogen production options must be pursued, energy research and consultancy firm LucidCatalyst stresses in its latest report. The report, Missing Link to a Livable Climate, describes how to decarbonise "a substantial portion" of the global energy system, for which there is currently "no viable alternative", and presents the six actions that are needed.

Energy & Environment 24 February 2021


US DOE gets go-ahead to build and test railcar

US DOE gets go-ahead to build and test railcar

The US Department of Energy has been given approval by the Association of American Railroads to begin building and testing the Fortis specialised railcar for the transportation of used nuclear fuel. Fortis is one of two railcars being developed by DOE and could be operational within the next five years.

Waste & Recycling 12 February 2021


Finnish research reactor fuel sent to USA for further use

Finnish research reactor fuel sent to USA for further use

Partially used irradiated fuel from the Finnish Reactor 1 in Espoo, Finland, has been transported to the USA for use in a TRIGA Mark I research reactor operated by the US Geological Survey in Denver, Colorado. Dismantling of the Finnish reactor, which was shut down in 2015, is scheduled to begin at the end of 2022.

Uranium & Fuel 11 February 2021


IAEA assists in securing Congolese disused radioactive sources

IAEA assists in securing Congolese disused radioactive sources

Two disused radioactive sources, previously used in cancer treatment, have been transported to safe and secure storage locations in the Republic of the Congo. The relocation of the sources - which are expected to be exported outside the country next year - was supported by the International Atomic Energy Agency.

Regulation & Safety 18 January 2021


Lessons from transport for reactor design harmonisation

Lessons from transport for reactor design harmonisation

The nuclear plant licensing system should be rationalised to promote the extensive deployment at competitive cost of new reactors, according to a report issued this month by the Cooperation in Reactor Design Evaluation and Licensing Working Group of World Nuclear Association.

New Nuclear 24 December 2020


China commissions first used fuel transport ship

China commissions first used fuel transport ship

China's first ship for the transport of used nuclear fuel has been delivered to China National Nuclear Corporation. The independently produced double-hulled vessel meets the INF-3 (Irradiated Nuclear Fuel class 3) standards set by the International Maritime Organisation.

Waste & Recycling 10 December 2020


Multinational team to develop MSR-based marine reactor

Multinational team to develop MSR-based marine reactor

A team including Core Power (UK) Ltd, Southern Company, TerraPower and Orano USA has applied to take part in cost-share risk reduction awards under the US Department of Energy's Advanced Reactor Demonstration Programme to build a proof-of-concept for a medium-scale commercial-grade marine reactor based on molten salt reactor technology.

Energy & Environment 04 November 2020


CNL research to support marine sector decarbonisation

CNL research to support marine sector decarbonisation

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) has been awarded a contract by Transport Canada to develop an assessment tool to examine clean technologies that could reduce greenhouse gas emissions and the release of other pollutants from marine vessels. CNL scientists will also examine different technologies that can be used for the production, storage and handling of hydrogen for marine vessels.

Energy & Environment 27 October 2020


Viewpoint: Time to appoint a National Focal Point on denial of shipments

Viewpoint: Time to appoint a National Focal Point on denial of shipments

As Member States of the International Atomic Energy Agency gather in Vienna this week for the annual General Conference, they should consider making universal the appointment of a National Focal Point on denials of shipment of radioactive materials to boost security of supply of medical isotopes, write Natanael Bruno and Serge Gorlin, co-chairs of the Transport Facilitation Working Group.

Perspectives 22 September 2020


Holtec launches new heavy load transporter

Holtec launches new heavy load transporter

The first HI-TRAN 300 transporter has been successfully manufactured and factory tested by Holtec International's Advanced Manufacturing Division in Camden, New Jersey. With a rated lift capacity of 300 tons, the transporter is intended for moving used fuel casks as well as heavy loads at Holtec's SMR-160 plant.

Waste & Recycling 08 June 2020