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Japan, UK team up for nuclear robotics and automation research

Japan, UK team up for nuclear robotics and automation research

The UK and Japan have signed a research and technology deployment collaboration agreement to help automate nuclear decommissioning and aspects of fusion energy production. The collaboration is expected to lead to new robotics and automation techniques used in Japan and the UK.

Nuclear Policies 20 January 2021


DOE unveils strategy for US nuclear science and technology

DOE unveils strategy for US nuclear science and technology

The Office of Nuclear Energy, part of the US Department of Energy, has outlined its plan to support the existing US nuclear generation fleet, demonstrate the latest innovations in nuclear energy technologies and explore new market opportunities. The Strategic Vision is a blueprint for NE to achieve its mission of advancing nuclear energy science and technology to meet US energy, environmental and economic needs.

Nuclear Policies 12 January 2021


Viewpoint: The nuclear science path to sustainable development

Viewpoint: The nuclear science path to sustainable development

Nuclear science and non-power nuclear applications have never been more important, writes Dr. Yuri Seleznev, rector of Rosatom Technical Academy (Rosatom Tech).

Perspectives 05 January 2021


UK and Euratom sign Nuclear Cooperation Agreement

UK and Euratom sign Nuclear Cooperation Agreement

The UK and the European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom) have signed a Nuclear Cooperation Agreement. This is separate from the wider UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement that was also announced on 24 December and which has since been approved by ambassadors from the 27 EU Member States, paving the way for it to take effect on 1 January. UK lawmakers will tomorrow return to the House of Commons, the lower chamber of parliament, to vote on the so-called post-Brexit trade deal.

Nuclear Policies 29 December 2020


Congress approves nuclear energy funding for FY2021

Congress approves nuclear energy funding for FY2021

The US Congress voted to approve appropriations for fiscal year 2021 that includes USD1.5 billion for the Department of Energy's Office of Nuclear Energy. The appropriations also include USD150 million to initiate the uranium reserve programme to address challenges to the production of domestic uranium.

Nuclear Policies 23 December 2020


DOE selects advanced reactor concepts for funding

DOE selects advanced reactor concepts for funding

The US Department of Energy has announced USD20 million in awards for the third of three programmes under its new Advanced Reactor Demonstration Program. DOE's Office of Nuclear Energy has selected three teams to receive FY2020 funding for the ARDP's Advanced Reactor Concepts-20 programme.

New Nuclear 23 December 2020


Canada sets out actions needed to commercialise SMRs

Canada sets out actions needed to commercialise SMRs

The Canadian government has released a national Small Modular Reactor Action Plan, which responds to the 53 recommendations identified in the country's SMR Roadmap that was launched in November 2018. The plan lays out the next steps for the development, demonstration and deployment of SMRs for multiple applications at home and abroad.

New Nuclear 21 December 2020


UK seeks host community for STEP fusion plant

UK seeks host community for STEP fusion plant

The UK government has called on local communities across the country to put forward proposals to host the UK’s prototype fusion energy power plant. Today's announcement follows Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution and the UK’s ambition to be the first country in the world to commercialise fusion energy technology.

New Nuclear 02 December 2020


BWXT announces advances in 3D printing of reactor components

BWXT announces advances in 3D printing of reactor components

New additive manufacturing technologies for the design and manufacture of reactor components made from high-temperature alloys and refractory metals have been developed by BWX Technologies in collaboration with Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Such components could find applications in current and advanced reactors, as well as in accident-tolerant fuels.

New Nuclear 24 November 2020


Siberian Chemical Combine reports milestone with new fuel production

Siberian Chemical Combine reports milestone with new fuel production

Russia’s Siberian Chemical Combine has produced more than 1000 experimental fuel elements based on mixed uranium-plutonium nitride fuel during its eight years of participation in the Proryv (Breakthrough) project. Fuel elements of various standard sizes and structural materials were manufactured in order to find and justify the optimal configuration, SCC said in a 13 November statement.

Uranium & Fuel 23 November 2020