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The hurdles advanced nuclear developers face

The hurdles advanced nuclear developers face

The use of advanced nuclear technologies could help the world meet increasing electricity demand whilst reducing greenhouse gas emissions. However, the deployment and commercialisation of advanced reactors faces many challenges, according to a discussion on nuclear innovation at the Atlantic Council Global Energy Forum.

New Nuclear 25 January 2021


Darlington unit 3 ready for disassembly

Darlington unit 3 ready for disassembly

Darlington unit 3 is ready to begin the next stage of its refurbishment - disassembly - after successful separation of the reactor and its systems from the three remaining operating units at the station. Installation of the final 5-tonne section of steel bulkhead needed for the isolation was completed 10 days ahead of schedule.

Corporate 20 January 2021


NWMO on track to start first borehole at South Bruce

NWMO on track to start first borehole at South Bruce

Construction has been completed at the first of two sites in South Bruce, Ontario, ahead of the start of borehole drilling, Canada's Nuclear Waste Management Organisation has announced. The boreholes are part of the organisation's investigations into the suitability of the site for a geologic repository for used nuclear fuel.

Waste & Recycling 14 January 2021


Canada sets out actions needed to commercialise SMRs

Canada sets out actions needed to commercialise SMRs

The Canadian government has released a national Small Modular Reactor Action Plan, which responds to the 53 recommendations identified in the country's SMR Roadmap that was launched in November 2018. The plan lays out the next steps for the development, demonstration and deployment of SMRs for multiple applications at home and abroad.

New Nuclear 21 December 2020


Canada launches strategy to become global hydrogen leader

Canada launches strategy to become global hydrogen leader

The Canadian government has launched a strategy that sees low-carbon and zero-emission hydrogen fuel technology as a key part of the nation's path to net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. The strategy is underpinned by a federal investment of CAD1.5 billion (USD1.2 billion) in a Low-carbon and Zero-emissions Fuels Fund to increase the production and use of low-carbon fuels, including hydrogen.

Energy & Environment 18 December 2020


Cigar Lake to enter second COVID-related suspension

Cigar Lake to enter second COVID-related suspension

Production at the Cigar Lake uranium mine in northern Saskatchewan, Canada, will be temporarily suspended over the coming weeks due to the increasing risks posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, Cameco announced today. The pandemic earlier prompted a five-month suspension of production from the Cigar Lake mine from March.

Uranium & Fuel 14 December 2020


Preparations begin for Canadian borehole

Preparations begin for Canadian borehole

Canada's Nuclear Waste Management Organisation has begun preparations for the drilling of two boreholes in the South Bruce area prior to site selection for a deep geological repository for the country's used nuclear fuel. The first borehole will be drilled in Spring 2021.

Waste & Recycling 01 December 2020


OPG completes defuelling of Darlington reactor

OPG completes defuelling of Darlington reactor

Ontario Power Generation has completed the defuelling of Darlington unit 3 ahead of schedule. It is the second of four units at the site that are being refurbished in a 10-year project that will enable the plant to continue operations until 2055. OPG and its project partner CanAtom Power Group - a joint venture of SNC-Lavalin Nuclear Inc and Aecon Construction Group - have now begun to prepare unit 3 for disassembly.

Corporate 01 December 2020


OPG includes SMR plans in net-zero strategy

OPG includes SMR plans in net-zero strategy

Ontario Power Generation has committed to being a net-zero carbon company by 2040, and to help the markets where it operates to achieve net-zero carbon economies by 2050. These are the two major goals established in its newly released Climate Change Plan that aims to drive efficient, economy-wide decarbonisation and economic renewal, while protecting the environment. Siting a small modular reactor at its Darlington site is one of the actions to achieve its aims.

Energy & Environment 27 November 2020


Stop talking about Utopia, says Tupper

Stop talking about Utopia, says Tupper

The time has come to stop thinking about competition between different energy sources and instead look at how they can work together to achieve climate neutrality, Associate Deputy Minister of Natural Resources Canada Shawn Tupper said yesterday.

Energy & Environment 26 November 2020