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Saskatchewan includes SMRs in growth plan

Saskatchewan includes SMRs in growth plan

Saskatchewan has identified the reduction of carbon emissions from electricity generation and development of small modular reactor technology amongst its goals for growth. The province could have its first operational SMR by the middle of the 2030s, according to a newly released provincial roadmap.
 

Nuclear Policies 15 November 2019


UK confirms funding for Rolls-Royce SMR

UK confirms funding for Rolls-Royce SMR

UK Research and Innovation has provided initial match funding to the consortium of companies designing a new type of nuclear power station in the UK. Rolls-Royce and its partners have said a UK small modular reactor programme could contribute GBP100 billion (USD128 billion) to the UK economy and open up a global export market.

New Nuclear 07 November 2019


GNF and X-energy team up to produce TRISO fuel

GNF and X-energy team up to produce TRISO fuel

Global Nuclear Fuel and X-energy are to collaborate to produce high-assay low-enriched uranium tristructural isotropic particle nuclear fuel, which they expect to be able to produce at lower costs than other potential manufacturers.
 

Uranium & Fuel 07 November 2019


UK business group calls for action on new nuclear

UK business group calls for action on new nuclear

The UK government should develop a Regulated Asset Base model for financing new nuclear power projects and support the deployment by 2030 of small modular reactors, the Confederation of British Industry has recommended. The recommendations are among the actions the CBI has set out for any future government to help the country achieve its target of net-zero emissions by 2050.

Nuclear Policies 04 November 2019


SMRs expand energy choice, says Perry

SMRs expand energy choice, says Perry

Nuclear power can help nations attain energy security, diversity and decarbonisation, and the USA is "ready and willing" to offer its technology to achieve this, US Energy Secretary Rick Perry told a US-EU High-Level Industrial Forum this week.

Energy & Environment 24 October 2019


GEH signs agreement for small modular reactor in Poland

GEH signs agreement for small modular reactor in Poland

GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy has announced an agreement to collaborate on the potential application of its BWRX-300 small modular reactor technology in Poland. The North Carolina, USA-headquartered company said yesterday it had signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Synthos SA, a Polish manufacturer of synthetic rubber and one of the country's biggest producers of chemical raw materials.

New Nuclear 22 October 2019


NuScale highlights multiple applications of SMRs

NuScale highlights multiple applications of SMRs

Nuclear power can play a major role in reducing carbon emissions beyond electricity supply to include the industrial and transportation sectors, a fact that is leading to interest in integrated energy systems, José Reyes, chief technology officer at NuScale Power, said yesterday. Reyes, who is co-designer of NuScale's passively-cooled small modular reactor, spoke at the International Conference on Climate Change and the Role of Nuclear Power being held this week at the International Atomic Energy Agency's headquarters in Vienna.

New Nuclear 10 October 2019


CNL charts path to microgrids, the 'Holiest Grail' in clean energy

CNL charts path to microgrids, the 'Holiest Grail' in clean energy

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories is working towards the future of nuclear by enhancing existing technology; developing advanced technologies, such as small modular reactors; and assessing how all low-carbon technologies can be integrated within 'microgrids', CNL President and CEO Mark Lesinski said today. The use of hydrogen for microgrids is CNL's "highest aspiration, the Holiest Grail", he told delegates at the International Conference on Climate Change and the Role of Nuclear Power being held this week at the International Atomic Energy Agency's headquarters in Vienna.

New Nuclear 09 October 2019


Irradiation programme studies IMSR graphite behaviour

Irradiation programme studies IMSR graphite behaviour

Terrestrial Energy and NRG have begun an irradiation programme to analyse the behaviour of graphite under the conditions it will experience during the seven-year life of a Terrestrial Energy Integrated Molten Salt Reactor core unit.

New Nuclear 09 October 2019


GE Hitachi, Fermi Energia sign small modular reactor MoU

GE Hitachi, Fermi Energia sign small modular reactor MoU

GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy and Fermi Energia have agreed to collaborate on potential deployment applications for GEH's BWRX-300 small modular reactor in Estonia. In a Memorandum of Understanding they have agreed to examine the economic feasibility of constructing a BWRX-300 in Estonia, to review siting requirements and to assess nuclear regulatory requirements.

New Nuclear 03 October 2019