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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


G7 urged to back nuclear extensions to tackle climate, security issues

G7 urged to back nuclear extensions to tackle climate, security issues

The leaders of the Group of Seven large industrialised nations should incentivise the extension of the operating life of existing nuclear reactors and support the restart of others to help achieve the goal of achieving a low-carbon and secure energy supply, the nuclear industry has said.

Nuclear Policies 24 June 2022


New cocoon for US legacy reactor

New cocoon for US legacy reactor

Work has begun on a protective enclosure for a former reactor on the US Department of Energy's Hanford site in Washington State. The K East Reactor is the seventh at the site to be placed in interim safe storage.
 

Waste & Recycling 24 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


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


NEI's Maria Korsnick charts 'sea change' for nuclear

NEI's Maria Korsnick charts 'sea change' for nuclear

A low-carbon future - anchored by the strength and resilience of the current nuclear fleet - is within our grasp if we make the right choices today, Nuclear Energy Institute President and CEO Maria Korsnick said in her annual State of the Industry address to the US organisation's Nuclear Energy Assembly in Washington DC.

Energy & Environment 22 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


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


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


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