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Jacobs to assist Moltex in development of SSR

Jacobs to assist Moltex in development of SSR

USA-based Jacobs Engineering Group has been selected by Moltex Energy to support its development of the Stable Salt Reactor (SSR), a 300 MWe small modular reactor design. Jacobs will build a bespoke experimental facility for thermal transfer testing at its Birchwood Park research and development facility near Warrington, UK.

New Nuclear 06 August 2020


USNC, Korean companies to develop micro modular reactors

USNC, Korean companies to develop micro modular reactors

Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation of the USA has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with South Korea's Hyundai Engineering and the Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute. The five-year agreement outlines goals for development of technologies that enhance the ability of the USNC Micro Modular Reactor to produce and deliver carbon-free power, heat and hydrogen.

New Nuclear 05 August 2020


RWM launches new venture to lead UK repository research

RWM launches new venture to lead UK repository research

The University of Manchester and the University of Sheffield will support the delivery of independent evidence-based research to underpin the development of a UK Geological Disposal Facility following a GBP2.5 million (USD3.3 million) grant secured from Radioactive Waste Management (RWM).

Waste & Recycling 05 August 2020


New NRG tests could lead to novel nuclear fuels

New NRG tests could lead to novel nuclear fuels

New irradiation experiments on the behaviour of nuclear fuel have recently started in the High Flux Reactor at Petten, in the Netherlands. The Nuclear Research and Consultancy Group says that, by using a new measurement technique, data collected during the experiments could be used to develop new fuels and to optimise the efficiency of existing ones.

Uranium & Fuel 24 July 2020


EU recovery fund includes R&D and nuclear decommissioning

EU recovery fund includes R&D and nuclear decommissioning

At the end of a five-day special meeting of the European Council, EU leaders reached agreement today to jointly borrow EUR750 billion (USD862 billion) to respond to the coronavirus pandemic. The EU's recovery fund, to be composed of EUR390 billion in grants and EUR360 billion in loans, will be attached to a new EUR1.074 trillion seven-year budget, the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF). This brings the total financial package to EUR1.82 trillion.

Covid-19 21 July 2020


Myrrha protons accelerated for first time

Myrrha protons accelerated for first time

Researchers at Belgium's Nuclear Research Centre have for the first time succeeded in accelerating a proton beam through the recently connected radio frequency quadrupole. The RFQ is a component of the particle accelerator that will drive the Myrrha sub-critical research reactor.

New Nuclear 20 July 2020


Costs key to commercialisation of advanced reactors, says LucidCatalyst

Costs key to commercialisation of advanced reactors, says LucidCatalyst

Advanced reactors that have a capital cost of less than USD3000 per kilowatt will be attractive investments and create the most value for plant owners, a study by international consultancy LucidCatalyst has concluded. The report found flexible advanced reactors complement wind and solar in markets with high penetrations of renewables.

New Nuclear 14 July 2020


UK government support for modular reactor deployment

UK government support for modular reactor deployment

The UK government has announced an investment of GBP40 million (USD50 million) in the development of advanced modular reactors and small modular reactors. A government-commissioned report, meanwhile, has made recommendations for boosting the capability of the UK's nuclear R&D sector and domestic supply chain to support future AMR deployment.

New Nuclear 13 July 2020


Nirab describes ways to include nuclear in UK’s net-zero policy

Nirab describes ways to include nuclear in UK’s net-zero policy

New cost-competitive nuclear power must make a significant contribution to meeting increased demand for low-carbon electricity, the Nuclear Innovation Research and Advisory Board says in a new report for the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. It would be prudent to plan for nuclear energy to provide at least half of the firm low-carbon electricity not provided by renewables, it says.

Nuclear Policies 10 June 2020


IAEA opens Yukiya Amano Laboratories

IAEA opens Yukiya Amano Laboratories

A ceremony was held today to mark the official opening of a state-of-the-art laboratory building, named after former International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Yukiya Amano, at the agency's Seibersdorf site outside Vienna, Austria. The new facility will increase the IAEA's capacity to assist countries in fighting and preventing transboundary animal and zoonotic diseases like COVID-19, and to tackle challenges related to climate change and food safety.

Regulation & Safety 05 June 2020