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CNL selects first SMR vendors for cost-shared funding

CNL selects first SMR vendors for cost-shared funding

Kairos Power, Moltex Canada, Terrestrial Energy Inc and UltraSafe Nuclear Corporation have been selected as the first recipients of support under an initiative launched earlier this year to accelerate the deployment of small modular reactors in Canada, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories has announced.

New Nuclear 18 November 2019


UK confirms funding for Rolls-Royce SMR

UK confirms funding for Rolls-Royce SMR

UK Research and Innovation has provided initial match funding to the consortium of companies designing a new type of nuclear power station in the UK. Rolls-Royce and its partners have said a UK small modular reactor programme could contribute GBP100 billion (USD128 billion) to the UK economy and open up a global export market.

New Nuclear 07 November 2019


UK turns to satellites to support nuclear cleanup work

UK turns to satellites to support nuclear cleanup work

The UK Space Agency and Nuclear Decommissioning Agency have issued a challenge to smaller businesses and university start-ups to research and develop satellite-enabled technologies that could help support the country's nuclear decommissioning efforts.

Waste & Recycling 01 November 2019


Russian accident-tolerant fuel completes first tests

Russian accident-tolerant fuel completes first tests

TVEL, the nuclear fuel manufacturer subsidiary of Russia's Rosatom, has completed the first phase of testing its accident-tolerant fuel in a reactor, at the State Research Institute of Atomic Reactors in Dimitrovgrad.

Uranium & Fuel 31 October 2019


Canadian breakthrough in radioisotope production

Canadian breakthrough in radioisotope production

Two Canadian research organisations have completed the first joint production run of actinium-225 (Ac-225), one of the rarest medical radioisotopes in the world. The high-purity isotope was produced using a high-energy cyclotron at the TRIUMF particle accelerator centre in Vancouver and processed at Canadian Nuclear Laboratories' (CNL) Chalk River laboratories in Ontario.

Regulation & Safety 25 October 2019


DOE, NRC collaborate on advanced reactor deployment

DOE, NRC collaborate on advanced reactor deployment

A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between the US Department of Energy and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to share technical expertise and computing resources to accelerate the deployment of advanced nuclear technologies.

New Nuclear 17 October 2019


Chinese lead-bismuth test reactor starts up

Chinese lead-bismuth test reactor starts up

China's first lead-bismuth alloy zero-power reactor - Qixing (Venus) III - achieved first criticality on 9 October, the China Institute of Atomic Energy has announced. The milestone marks the start of China's core physics experiments into liquid metal cooled fast reactors.

New Nuclear 16 October 2019


Irradiation programme studies IMSR graphite behaviour

Irradiation programme studies IMSR graphite behaviour

Terrestrial Energy and NRG have begun an irradiation programme to analyse the behaviour of graphite under the conditions it will experience during the seven-year life of a Terrestrial Energy Integrated Molten Salt Reactor core unit.

New Nuclear 09 October 2019


Nuclearelectrica to cooperate in development of ALFRED

Nuclearelectrica to cooperate in development of ALFRED

Romanian utility Nuclearelectrica has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Fostering ALFRED Construction consortium regarding cooperation on the development of the Advanced Lead Fast Reactor European Demonstrator (ALFRED). A demonstration unit is planned to be constructed in Romania.

New Nuclear 07 October 2019


UK invests in domestic fusion plant

UK invests in domestic fusion plant

The UK government has committed GBP220 million (USD270 million) over four years for the conceptual design of the Spherical Tokamak for Energy Production (STEP). The STEP programme aims to construct a fusion power plant based on the design by 2040.

New Nuclear 03 October 2019