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X-energy TRISO-X fuel to be irradiated at MIT

X-energy TRISO-X fuel to be irradiated at MIT

X-energy's TRISO-X fuel is to be irradiated at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Nuclear Reactor Laboratory's research reactor, the company has announced. Data from the irradiation testing will be used to support licensing of X-energy's Xe-100 and other TRISO-based reactors.

Uranium & Fuel 15 May 2020


ORNL developing 3D-printed nuclear microreactor

ORNL developing 3D-printed nuclear microreactor

Researchers at the US Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) are refining their design of a 3D-printed nuclear reactor core, scaling up the additive manufacturing process necessary to build it, and developing methods to confirm the consistency and reliability of its printed components.

New Nuclear 12 May 2020


Alloy clear for use in high-temperature reactors

Alloy clear for use in high-temperature reactors

Alloy 617 - a combination of nickel, chromium, cobalt and molybdenum - has been approved by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) for inclusion in its Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code. This means the alloy, which was tested by Idaho National Laboratory, can be used in proposed molten salt, high-temperature, gas-cooled or sodium reactors. It is the first new material to be added to the Code in 30 years.

New Nuclear 06 May 2020


Framatome, TUM to develop new research reactor fuel

Framatome, TUM to develop new research reactor fuel

France's Framatome and the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in Germany have started commercial development of nuclear research reactor fuels based on uranium-molybdenum fuel alloys. The fuel can be used instead of highly enriched uranium, which is seen as a potential nuclear proliferation risk.

Uranium & Fuel 05 May 2020


Next-generation technologies boosted by US NFWG

Next-generation technologies boosted by US NFWG

Support for the development of next-generation technologies and advanced fuels outlined in the report of the US Nuclear Fuel Working Group, published last week, will enable the country to remain competitive in this area, the Nuclear Energy Institute has said. Meanwhile, fuel cycle company Centrus said immediate action to restore the viability of the front-end of the US nuclear fuel cycle supports work to demonstrate the production of high-assay low-enriched uranium nuclear fuels and to establish an assured US supply base.

Uranium & Fuel 27 April 2020


CNL, Moltex collaborate on SMR fuel development

CNL, Moltex collaborate on SMR fuel development

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories has entered into a collaboration agreement with UK-based Moltex Energy. Funded through CNL's Canadian Nuclear Research Initiative, the agreement includes work to support aspects of Moltex Energy’s nuclear fuel development programme for its Stable Salt Reactor, a 300 MWe small modular reactor design.

Uranium & Fuel 24 April 2020


US national lab supercomputers to help fight COVID-19

US national lab supercomputers to help fight COVID-19

Five US National Laboratories will play a key role in a consortium tasked with harnessing the power of supercomputers to combat COVID-19, Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette said in a video address yesterday. The supercomputing facilities at the Department of Energy's national laboratories are used, amongst other things, to carry out research supporting the development of next-stage nuclear reactors and advanced nuclear fuel. President Donald Trump announced the launch of the consortium, which includes the Argonne, Lawrence Livermore, Los Alamos, Oak Ridge and Sandia labs, on 23 March.

Covid-19 26 March 2020


IAEA launches project to examine economics of SMRs

IAEA launches project to examine economics of SMRs

The International Atomic Energy Agency is launching a three-year Coordinated Research Project focused on the economics of small modular reactors (SMRs). The project will provide Member States with an economic appraisal framework for the development and deployment of such reactors.

New Nuclear 26 March 2020


Wendelstein 7-X upgrade moves to divertor stage

Wendelstein 7-X upgrade moves to divertor stage

The upgrade of the world's largest stellarator-type fusion device - Germany's Wendelstein 7-X - is set to enter a new stage with the final delivery of components for the so-called divertor. Preparations for installation of the water-cooled inner cladding components have been completed, with installation work expected to continue well into next year.

New Nuclear 17 March 2020


Canada, UK strengthen nuclear collaboration

Canada, UK strengthen nuclear collaboration

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories and the UK's National Nuclear Laboratory have agreed an action plan to boost collaboration in energy, medical isotopes, waste management and decommissioning, while the Canadian Nuclear Association and the UK's Nuclear Industry Association have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate in promoting nuclear technologies.

 

Corporate 06 March 2020