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TAE reaches 'hot enough' plasma milestone

TAE reaches 'hot enough' plasma milestone

TAE Technologies, the California, USA-based fusion energy technology company, has announced that its proprietary beam-driven field-reversed configuration plasma generator has produced stable plasma at over 50 million degrees Celsius. The milestone has helped the company raise USD280 million in additional funding.

New Nuclear 09 April 2021


Partnership formed for advanced reactor deployment in Washington State

Partnership formed for advanced reactor deployment in Washington State

A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed by Energy Northwest, Grant County Public Utility District and X-energy to form a partnership to support the development and commercial demonstration of the USA's first advanced nuclear reactor. The TRi Energy Partnership aims to construct a plant based on X-energy's Xe-100 reactor design at Energy Northwest's existing Columbia site in Washington.

New Nuclear 06 April 2021


Study highlights benefits of SMRs to Canadian industries

Study highlights benefits of SMRs to Canadian industries

Small modular reactors are well-equipped to drive cost-efficient decarbonisation of Canada's heavy industries, research conducted by EnviroEconomics and Navius Research on behalf of the Canadian Nuclear Association has concluded. The research studied the economic and climate implications of employing SMRs in Canada's high-emitting industrial sectors.

New Nuclear 01 April 2021


Canadian partnership to explore nuclear fuel recycling

Canadian partnership to explore nuclear fuel recycling

Ontario Power Generation's Centre for Canadian Nuclear Sustainability and Moltex Energy are to collaborate on a project to demonstrate the technical viability of recycling used fuel from Candu reactors. OPG is providing CAD1 million (USD800,000) in funding for the project.

Waste & Recycling 31 March 2021


China launches Iter tritium breeding project

China launches Iter tritium breeding project

The first project of the Chinese Helium-Cooled Ceramic Breeder Test Blanket System for the Iter fusion reactor project was launched on 15 March at China National Nuclear Corporation's Southwestern Institute of Physics in Chengdu, Sichuan province. It marks the start of China's implementation phase of tritium breeding technology in Iter.

New Nuclear 17 March 2021


US could operate a fusion plant by 2040, Academy says

US could operate a fusion plant by 2040, Academy says

The US National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine has called for urgent investment by the government and private sector to enable a pilot fusion plant to be operational in the 2035-2040 timeframe.

New Nuclear 12 March 2021


ANS task force calls for boost in federal R&D funding

ANS task force calls for boost in federal R&D funding

A near doubling in annual federal appropriated funding levels for core nuclear research and development activities is needed to ensure the commercial deployment of US advanced reactors in the 2030s, a task force commissioned by the American Nuclear Society has concluded. The group said the additional funding will help meet the Biden Administration's climate goals.

Nuclear Policies 18 February 2021


USA urged to adopt global strategy on advanced nuclear power

USA urged to adopt global strategy on advanced nuclear power

The Nuclear Innovation Alliance and Partnership for Global Security, two US think tanks, today released a joint report defining a comprehensive strategy for the USA to become the global leader in advanced nuclear power. They said the strategy outlines the domestic and international activities that will be required to ensure the USA can lead in the development and deployment of next generation nuclear technologies through collaboration between government, industry, civil society, and other nations.

Nuclear Policies 16 February 2021


US climate task force begins work

US climate task force begins work

The US Administration has launched its innovation effort to create American jobs while tackling the climate crisis with the creation of a new working group of the National Climate Task Force and the announcement of a new USD100 million federal funding opportunity to support transformational low-carbon energy technologies.

Energy & Environment 12 February 2021


Estonia's geology suitable for deep borehole repository

Estonia's geology suitable for deep borehole repository

There are no fundamental geologic limitations to disposing of radioactive waste in deep horizontal boreholes in Estonia, a study conducted by US nuclear waste disposal company Deep Isolation on behalf of Fermi Energia has concluded. Such a repository could be used for the disposal of used fuel from small modular reactors proposed for deployment by the Estonian company. Fermi Energia is the first European company to contract with Deep Isolation on a preliminary geologic study to manage advanced reactor waste.

Waste & Recycling 01 February 2021