Related Topic: Small Modular Reactors

UK commits funding to Rolls-Royce SMR

UK commits funding to Rolls-Royce SMR

Rolls-Royce has today welcomed the UK government's decision to advance its small modular reactor programme. The government says it will commit GBP18.0 million (USD22.4 million) of initial funds to support the development of the power plant as part of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund, subject to final confirmation in the early autumn.

New Nuclear 23 July 2019


CNL starts Canadian Nuclear Research Initiative

CNL starts Canadian Nuclear Research Initiative

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories has launched a new research and development programme to accelerate the deployment of small modular reactors in Canada. The Canadian Nuclear Research Initiative will provide reactor vendors access to world-class research facilities, it said.

New Nuclear 22 July 2019


CNNC launches demonstration SMR project

CNNC launches demonstration SMR project

China National Nuclear Corporation has announced the launch of a project to construct an ACP100 small modular reactor at Changjiang in Hainan province. Construction of the demonstration unit - also referred to as the Linglong One design - is scheduled to begin by the end of this year.

New Nuclear 22 July 2019


US Senate committee passes bill promoting advanced reactors

US Senate committee passes bill promoting advanced reactors

A bill supporting advanced nuclear reactors was among 22 pieces of energy-related legislation approved by the US Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee yesterday. 

Nuclear Policies 17 July 2019


Canada launches environmental assessment of Micro Modular Reactor

Canada launches environmental assessment of Micro Modular Reactor

The Canadian government has issued the notice of commencement of an environmental assessment for a small modular reactor project proposed by Global First Power with support from Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation and Ontario Power Generation. The companies described the move as a significant "first" for the Canadian nuclear industry.

Regulation & Safety 17 July 2019


US federal funding granted for SSR technology development

US federal funding granted for SSR technology development

Moltex Energy USA LLC has been awarded USD2.55 million of US federal funding to develop technologies that will be capable of shortening Stable Salt Reactor construction timelines to under three years.
 

New Nuclear 05 July 2019


Russia gets operating licence for floating plant

Russia gets operating licence for floating plant

Russia's Rosenergoatom has received an operating licence for its floating nuclear power plant, Akademik Lomonosov, from the country's regulator Rostechnadzor. The facility is 144 metres in length, 30 metres wide and has a displacement of 21,000 tonnes. It has two 35 MWe KLT-40S reactors.

New Nuclear 27 June 2019


UK’s low-carbon transition needs nuclear technologies, says ETI report

UK’s low-carbon transition needs nuclear technologies, says ETI report

New nuclear plants are well-placed to form a major part of an affordable low-carbon transition in the UK, the Energy Technologies Institute says in a report it published today. It is the latest from the ETI's Nuclear Cost Drivers project, which it launched in October 2017.

Nuclear Policies 19 June 2019


US regulator completes Clinch River site safety review

US regulator completes Clinch River site safety review

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has published its final safety evaluation report on Tennessee Valley Authority's application for an early site permit for the potential use of a site at Clinch River for two or more small modular reactors. The regulator concluded there are no safety concerns to prevent issuing such a permit.

New Nuclear 17 June 2019


Consortium established for SMR-160 deployment in Ukraine

Consortium established for SMR-160 deployment in Ukraine

Holtec International, Ukraine's Energoatom and the country's State Scientific and Technology Centre have formally entered into a partnership to advance the US company's SMR-160 small modular reactor for deployment in Ukraine.

New Nuclear 12 June 2019