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US DOE funds hydrogen production from nuclear power

US DOE funds hydrogen production from nuclear power

A project to demonstrate the production of clean hydrogen energy from nuclear power at the Palo Verde nuclear power plant in Arizona is to receive USD20 million in federal funding as part of US Department of Energy efforts to reduce the cost of clean hydrogen to USD1 per kilogram. The announcement comes as DOE marks Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day.

Energy & Environment 08 October 2021


New Brunswick fast reactor operational 'within the decade'

New Brunswick fast reactor operational 'within the decade'

A 2029 start-up for an ARC-100 advanced small modular reactor in New Brunswick is an "aggressive" but achievable target, the CEO of ARC Clean Energy Canada said yesterday. Bill Labbe was speaking at an event hosted by the Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries, held as the company prepares to begin the second phase of the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission's Vendor Design Review process.

New Nuclear 07 October 2021


U-Battery unveils full-scale SMR mock-up

U-Battery unveils full-scale SMR mock-up

A full-scale first-of-its kind mock-up of the main vessels of the U-Battery advanced modular reactor, revealed yesterday by U-Battery and Cavendish Nuclear, has demonstrated how the reactor can be built using modular techniques. The project was made possible with funding from the UK Government's Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy under its Advanced Manufacturing and Materials Programme.

New Nuclear 30 September 2021


Renewable fuel additive created in radiation process

Renewable fuel additive created in radiation process

Radiation from used nuclear fuel could be used to create a valuable fuel additive needed for renewable biodiesel, scientists in Slovenia and the UK have shown. The research highlights that there are "unexplored renewable processes that can be realised using ionising radiation - especially considering used fuel pools as a source of catalytic energy," said the paper, published in Nature Communications Chemistry last week. It was written by scientists from Slovenia's Jo┼żef Stefan Institute and the UK's Lancaster University and Aston University.

Waste & Recycling 28 September 2021


Tokamak Energy develops new magnet protection technology

Tokamak Energy develops new magnet protection technology

Tokamak Energy of the UK announced it has demonstrated a transformative magnet protection technology that improves the commercial viability of fusion power plants, delivering higher performance than alternative magnet systems. It said results from the latest tests validate a revolutionary approach to scaling up high-temperature superconducting magnets, which are highly resilient to plasma disruptions.

New Nuclear 24 September 2021


Uranium mining goes digital in Russia

Uranium mining goes digital in Russia

'Digital' mining has started at the Khokhlovskoye uranium deposit in Russia, Rosatom subsidiaries announced. Operators have full information on the process and its environmental effects, as well as simulation of their options.

Uranium & Fuel 22 September 2021


Trial of advanced fuel begins at Rostov

Trial of advanced fuel begins at Rostov

Advanced fuel assemblies have begun an operational trial at Russia's Rostov nuclear power plant. Fuel manufacturer TVEL said if successful they would provide a higher level of performance and safety. "Fuel irradiation in a commercial reactor is an important step for the further commercialisation of this product," said Natalia Nikipelova, president of TVEL, adding: "It is symbolic that this milestone is achieved when TVEL celebrates its 25th anniversary."

Uranium & Fuel 21 September 2021


New Orano research centre inaugurated

New Orano research centre inaugurated

Orano's new Centre for Innovation in Extractive Metallurgy (Centre d'Innovation en M├ętallurgie Extractive, CIME) facility at its Bessines-sur-Gartempe site in the New Aquitaine region of France has been inaugurated by French Prime Minister Jean Castex. The new facility - one of the group's main R&D centres - will host industrial pilot tests for Orano projects under development, in particular for the recycling and recovery of radioactive and non-radioactive materials.

Corporate 21 September 2021


Successful test of recycled fuel

Successful test of recycled fuel

Recycled REMIX nuclear fuel has passed a five-year operational test in Russia and is ready for pilot operation, Rosatom fuel subsidiary TVEL has said. REMIX is designed to reduce uranium consumption and close the fuel cycle using mainstream light-water reactors.

Waste & Recycling 17 September 2021


Helium-3 to be extracted from Canadian tritium

Helium-3 to be extracted from Canadian tritium

Tritium stored at Canada's Darlington nuclear power plant will be a source of helium-3 for applications in quantum computing, medicine and security. Laurentis Energy Partners plans to extract and commercialise the isotope from the end of this year.

Corporate 16 September 2021