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Tokamak Energy develops new magnet protection technology

Tokamak Energy develops new magnet protection technology

Tokamak Energy of the UK announced it has demonstrated a transformative magnet protection technology that improves the commercial viability of fusion power plants, delivering higher performance than alternative magnet systems. It said results from the latest tests validate a revolutionary approach to scaling up high-temperature superconducting magnets, which are highly resilient to plasma disruptions.

New Nuclear 24 September 2021


Trial of advanced fuel begins at Rostov

Trial of advanced fuel begins at Rostov

Advanced fuel assemblies have begun an operational trial at Russia's Rostov nuclear power plant. Fuel manufacturer TVEL said if successful they would provide a higher level of performance and safety. "Fuel irradiation in a commercial reactor is an important step for the further commercialisation of this product," said Natalia Nikipelova, president of TVEL, adding: "It is symbolic that this milestone is achieved when TVEL celebrates its 25th anniversary."

Uranium & Fuel 21 September 2021


New Orano research centre inaugurated

New Orano research centre inaugurated

Orano's new Centre for Innovation in Extractive Metallurgy (Centre d'Innovation en M├ętallurgie Extractive, CIME) facility at its Bessines-sur-Gartempe site in the New Aquitaine region of France has been inaugurated by French Prime Minister Jean Castex. The new facility - one of the group's main R&D centres - will host industrial pilot tests for Orano projects under development, in particular for the recycling and recovery of radioactive and non-radioactive materials.

Corporate 21 September 2021


Nuclear AMRC teams up with K-TIG for waste containers

Nuclear AMRC teams up with K-TIG for waste containers

Australian welding technology specialist K-TIG has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the UK's Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre to develop innovative automated fabrication techniques for decommissioning waste containers. Under the MoU, K-TIG will work with the Nuclear AMRC to design, develop and supply the robotic welding cell to be used in the fabrication of the 3-cubic-metre stainless steel boxes to be used to safely store the UK's decommissioning waste.

Waste & Recycling 20 September 2021


Helium-3 to be extracted from Canadian tritium

Helium-3 to be extracted from Canadian tritium

Tritium stored at Canada's Darlington nuclear power plant will be a source of helium-3 for applications in quantum computing, medicine and security. Laurentis Energy Partners plans to extract and commercialise the isotope from the end of this year.

Corporate 16 September 2021


Nuclear science points the way in rhino conservation

Nuclear science points the way in rhino conservation

"There is an old phrase, 'No buying; no dying", Professor James Larkin of the University of Witwatersrand told the World Nuclear Association Annual Symposium in a presentation today. "We are aiming to use nuclear science techniques to devalue rhino horn and bring an end to poaching," he said, explaining the conservation goals of the Rhisotope Project.

Regulation & Safety 10 September 2021


Daya Bay experiment fully decommissioned

Daya Bay experiment fully decommissioned

An experiment using neutrinos from China's Daya Bay and Ling Ao nuclear power plants has now been fully dismantled, China's Institute of High Energy Physics has announced. It was successful in measuring the interactions between neutrinos more accurately than ever before.

Waste & Recycling 06 September 2021


European and US nuclear companies contribute to space work

European and US nuclear companies contribute to space work

The European Space Agency has awarded a contract to Belgian company Tractebel to evaluate the possibility of producing plutonium-238 for use in space exploration. Separately, US company X-energy, working as part of a General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems team, is to develop key fuel fabrication processes in support of a first-of-a-kind rocket powered by nuclear thermal propulsion under a contract awarded by the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.

New Nuclear 01 September 2021


Doosan to assess manufacturability of Xe-100

Doosan to assess manufacturability of Xe-100

Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction has signed an engineering service contract with X-energy of the USA for studies into the manufacture of major components for the Xe-100 small modular reactor. The South Korean company said participating in the project will help it to diversify its own SMR business.

New Nuclear 01 September 2021


Viewpoint: Demonstration AND test reactors: both are necessary for innovation

Viewpoint: Demonstration AND test reactors: both are necessary for innovation

Both demonstration and test reactors are necessary to support the development and commercial deployment of the new reactor technologies that will expand access to reliable, clean energy, writes Kathryn Huff, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy at the US Department of Energy. This article was first published by the Office of Nuclear Energy on 30 July.

Perspectives 03 September 2021