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Biden pledges USD14 million for Romanian SMR project

Biden pledges USD14 million for Romanian SMR project

The US government, working with NuScale Power, is to provide USD14 million in support for the Front-End Engineering and Design study for Romania's deployment of a first-of-its-kind small modular reactor plant as part of a flagship project launched at the Group of Seven leaders' summit in Germany.

New Nuclear 27 June 2022


Poland expands cooperation on SMRs and large reactors

Poland expands cooperation on SMRs and large reactors

Polish state-owned energy company Enea SA has signed an agreement with US small modular reactor developer Last Energy to cooperate on the deployment of SMRs, potentially in Poland. Meanwhile, France's EDF has signed further cooperation agreements with Polish companies to support its offer to supply 4 to 6 EPRs in Poland.

New Nuclear 23 June 2022


SMR company NuScale pivots from development to delivery

SMR company NuScale pivots from development to delivery

NuScale Power has announced it is making a strategic shift from product development to product delivery as commercialisation of its VOYGR small modular reactor (SMR) power plants approaches.

Corporate 20 June 2022


Newcleo raises USD316 million, talks with Orano

Newcleo raises USD316 million, talks with Orano

The UK-headquartered developer of small modular lead-cooled fast reactors, Newcleo, says it has successfully raised EUR300 million (USD316 million) and also announced it has contracted France’s Orano for feasibility studies on the establishment of a mixed plutonium-uranium oxides production plant.

New Nuclear 20 June 2022


Rosatom and Yakutia planning for SHELF-M small nuclear plant

Rosatom and Yakutia planning for SHELF-M small nuclear plant

Rosatom's director general Alexey Likhachev and the head of the Republic of Sakha (also known as Yakutia) Aysen Nicolayev have signed an agreement "on intentions and a procedure for organising cooperation for promoting projects involving a small nuclear power plant based on the SHELF-M reactor".

New Nuclear 17 June 2022


Maryland and X-energy examine coal-to-nuclear switch

Maryland and X-energy examine coal-to-nuclear switch

The USA’s Maryland Energy Administration has awarded grants to Maryland-based X-energy and Frostburg State University to evaluate the benefits of repurposing a coal-fired electric generating facility with X-energy’s Xe-100 small modular reactor.

New Nuclear 15 June 2022


IMSR to be considered for ammonia production

IMSR to be considered for ammonia production

Terrestrial Energy - developer of the Integral Molten Salt Reactor - has signed an agreement with ammonia production technology supplier KBR to investigate the application of zero-emission thermal energy for the production of hydrogen and ammonia.

New Nuclear 10 June 2022


BWX Technologies selected to build Project Pele microreactor

BWX Technologies selected to build Project Pele microreactor

The first full-scale transportable microreactor prototype will be completed and delivered in 2024 for testing at the Idaho National Laboratory.

New Nuclear 09 June 2022


Nuclear needed for net-zero ambitions, Finnish minister says

Nuclear needed for net-zero ambitions, Finnish minister says

Europe cannot be carbon neutral and self-sufficient without nuclear energy, Finland's Minister of Economic Affairs Mika Lintilä has said. Nuclear power, he said, offers solutions - such as small modular reactors - for phasing out fossil energy.

Nuclear Policies 08 June 2022


US and Canadian regulators complete joint review of Terrestrial’s IMSR

US and Canadian regulators complete joint review of Terrestrial’s IMSR

Terrestrial Energy said that the joint technical review of its integral molten salt reactor is an "important step forward" and it "paves the way for further cross-border collaboration".

Regulation & Safety 08 June 2022