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MoltexFLEX wins grant for graphite research

MoltexFLEX wins grant for graphite research

Moltex Energy Limited subsidiary MoltexFLEX has received a research grant to work with researchers at the University of Manchester to investigate how its FLEX reactor's molten coolant salt interacts with graphite, enabling detailed characterisation work to be undertaken.

New Nuclear 01 February 2023


Call for prompt launch of Great British Nuclear

Call for prompt launch of Great British Nuclear

The UK government should urgently launch a fully-funded Great British Nuclear programme to tackle the country's energy crisis, according to an open letter to Prime Minister Rishi Sunak from a trade union, nuclear industry representatives and a group of politicians.

Nuclear Policies 30 January 2023


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UK minister joins Rolls-Royce SMR for Czech visit

UK minister joins Rolls-Royce SMR for Czech visit

UK trade minister Greg Hands said he hoped discussions held during his visit with senior Rolls-Royce SMR executives could "lead to exciting opportunities". The Czech Republic has plans for small modular reactors, with a number of different firms in talks over options.

New Nuclear 27 January 2023


First Light Fusion demonstration plant site agreement, targets 2024 construction start

First Light Fusion demonstration plant site agreement, targets 2024 construction start

The UK Atomic Energy Authority and First Light Fusion have signed an agreement for the design and construction of a facility to house the company's new net energy gain demonstrator, Machine 4, at the authority's Culham Campus in Oxfordshire.

New Nuclear 25 January 2023


Canadian and UK regulators agree terms for cooperation

Canadian and UK regulators agree terms for cooperation

Terms of Reference have been signed and published between the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission and the UK Office for Nuclear Regulation for a Memorandum of Cooperation between the two organisations. They plan to share best practice and experience around reviewing Advanced Modular Reactor and Small Modular Reactor technologies.

Regulation & Safety 19 January 2023


Transfer of waste from Berkeley vaults begins

Transfer of waste from Berkeley vaults begins

The first concrete box containing radioactive waste from underground vaults at the shut down Berkeley nuclear power plant in the UK has been transferred to an interim on-site storage facility, Magnox Ltd announced.

Waste & Recycling 18 January 2023


UK must act on nuclear to meet net-zero aims, review finds

UK must act on nuclear to meet net-zero aims, review finds

Investment in new nuclear is "a no-regrets option", according to an independent review of the UK government's approach to reaching net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. Its report makes a number of recommendations for the government to meet its Net Zero Strategy, released in October 2021, in which new nuclear plays a significant part.

Energy & Environment 13 January 2023


Planning consent granted for General Fusion demo plant

Planning consent granted for General Fusion demo plant

Construction of General Fusion's Fusion Demonstration Plant at the UK Atomic Energy Authority's Culham Campus near Oxford, England, is expected to start later this year following the granting of planning permission by the South Oxfordshire District Council Planning Committee.

New Nuclear 13 January 2023


UK fusion firm Tokamak signs superconducting tape agreement with Furukawa

UK fusion firm Tokamak signs superconducting tape agreement with Furukawa

Tokamak Energy has signed an agreement with Japan's Furukawa Electric to supply "several hundred kilometres" of specialist high temperature superconducting tape for its ST80-HTS prototype fusion device.

New Nuclear 11 January 2023


New method for assessing ageing of reactor components

New method for assessing ageing of reactor components

Researchers have developed a method for assessing degradation of stainless steel components using laser beams that could reduce the time and expense needed for conducting safety checks of ageing nuclear power reactors.

Regulation & Safety 11 January 2023