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Advanced nuclear tech projects selected for US federal support

Advanced nuclear tech projects selected for US federal support

Orano Federal Services and TerraPower will gain access to the US Department of Energy's national laboratories to help advance their nuclear technologies under the Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear (GAIN) initiative.
 

New Nuclear 23 June 2022


Nuclear power on the Moon: NASA selects three proposals

Nuclear power on the Moon: NASA selects three proposals

The US space agency NASA has selected three design concepts for a 40KW nuclear power system designed to last at least 10 years in the lunar environment to help "lay the groundwork for powering our long-term human presence on other worlds".

New Nuclear 22 June 2022


PULSAR project to research nuclear technology for Europe's space missions

PULSAR project to research nuclear technology for Europe's space missions

Tractebel will lead the PULSAR consortium conducting research on dynamic radioisotope power systems fuelled by plutonium-238 for space applications - to provide spacecraft and astronauts with electricity and heat when the sun does not supply enough power.

New Nuclear 21 June 2022


EDF study confirms very low carbon nature of nuclear

EDF study confirms very low carbon nature of nuclear

Each kilowatt-hour of electricity produced by EDF's reactor fleet in France emits the equivalent of less than 4 grams of carbon dioxide, according to a life cycle analysis published by the company. The analysis shows most of these emissions occur in the upstream phases of the life cycle.

Energy & Environment 20 June 2022


Inria, Framatome team up on digital nuclear safety solutions

Inria, Framatome team up on digital nuclear safety solutions

Framatome and Inria, the French national institute for research in digital science and technology, have entered a strategic partnership to accelerate studies for long-term advancements and enhanced safety of operations for the nuclear industry.

Corporate 17 June 2022


Clean Core prepares for testing of innovative fuel

Clean Core prepares for testing of innovative fuel

Nuclear fuel innovation company Clean Core Thorium Energy has signed a new strategic partnership agreement with the US Department of Energy which details next steps for irradiation testing and qualification of its Advanced Nuclear Energy for Enriched Life fuel in Idaho National Laboratory's Advanced Test Reactor.

Uranium & Fuel 15 June 2022


US supercomputer breaks exascale barrier

US supercomputer breaks exascale barrier

The US Department of Energy's Frontier supercomputer system at Oak Ridge National Laboratory has been ranked as the fastest computer in the world, as well as becoming the first to break the exascale performance barrier.

New Nuclear 14 June 2022


Q&A: The priorities of the USA's new assistant secretary for nuclear energy

Q&A: The priorities of the USA's new assistant secretary for nuclear energy

This is a "fantastic moment" for the USA to reclaim global nuclear energy leadership, says Kathryn Huff.

Perspectives 13 June 2022


DOE launches national lab decarbonisation initiative

DOE launches national lab decarbonisation initiative

Idaho National Laboratory has been selected as one of four national laboratories to take part in a USD38 million decarbonisation initiative. The Department of Energy's Net Zero Labs Pilot Initiative will lay the foundation for net-zero solutions that can be replicated at facilities across DOE, as well as federal government, state and local governments.

Energy & Environment 26 May 2022


Chinese researchers seek to expand uranium resources

Chinese researchers seek to expand uranium resources

A demonstration project for the deep underground exploration of hydrothermal uranium deposits in southern China recently passed a national acceptance check. Meanwhile, Chinese researchers have developed an innovative method of pre-enriching uranium in seawater by membrane filtration.

Uranium & Fuel 26 May 2022