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Study highlights benefits of SMRs to Canadian industries

Study highlights benefits of SMRs to Canadian industries

Small modular reactors are well-equipped to drive cost-efficient decarbonisation of Canada's heavy industries, research conducted by EnviroEconomics and Navius Research on behalf of the Canadian Nuclear Association has concluded. The research studied the economic and climate implications of employing SMRs in Canada's high-emitting industrial sectors.

New Nuclear 01 April 2021


Bruce commits to net-zero operations by 2027

Bruce commits to net-zero operations by 2027

Bruce Power has committed to achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions from its site operations by 2027, building on its previously announced NZ-2050 plan. The company says it is the first nuclear operator in North America to announce such an ambitious commitment.

Corporate 31 March 2021


Canadian partnership to explore nuclear fuel recycling

Canadian partnership to explore nuclear fuel recycling

Ontario Power Generation's Centre for Canadian Nuclear Sustainability and Moltex Energy are to collaborate on a project to demonstrate the technical viability of recycling used fuel from Candu reactors. OPG is providing CAD1 million (USD800,000) in funding for the project.

Waste & Recycling 31 March 2021


Canadian government invests in SMR project

Canadian government invests in SMR project

The Canadian government has announced investments totalling just over CAD56 million (USD45 million) to support the development of small modular reactor research and technology in New Brunswick. The package includes an investment of CAD50.5 million in Moltex Energy Ltd to develop its 300 MW Stable Salt Reactor-Wasteburner. Meanwhile, a new report has underlined the potential economic benefits from SMRs for Canadian provinces.

New Nuclear 18 March 2021


Canada's net-zero goals achievable, report finds

Canada's net-zero goals achievable, report finds

Achieving net-zero by 2050 for Canada is a "monumental but achievable" objective that will require an all-in commitment, according to a new blueprint issued by SNC-Lavalin. Investment in engineering solutions is needed in every area of low carbon energy production, while power grid reliability, resiliency and effectiveness is key to effectively support electrification of other economic sectors, it finds.

Energy & Environment 12 March 2021


Bruce Power marks first year of refurbishment project

Bruce Power marks first year of refurbishment project

Bruce Power's Major Component Replacement project remains on track despite a two-month delay caused by the pandemic, the company said yesterday as it marked the first anniversary of the start of work at Bruce 6.

Corporate 24 February 2021


New Brunswick announces funds for SMR development

New Brunswick announces funds for SMR development

New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs has announced a further CAD20 million (USD16 million) of funding towards the next phase of small modular reactor development in the province. The province is partnering with ARC Clean Energy Canada Inc, which is developing the ARC-100 advanced SMR.

New Nuclear 11 February 2021


Cameco maintains positive long-term uranium outlook

Cameco maintains positive long-term uranium outlook

Cameco produced only 5 million pounds U3O8 (1923 tU) in 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic but remains positive about the long-term fundamentals in the uranium market, President and CEO Tim Gitzel said today when announcing its fourth-quarter and year-end results.

Uranium & Fuel 10 February 2021


Denison ramps up activities at Wheeler River

Denison ramps up activities at Wheeler River

Denison Mines is to carry out further field testing activities to de-risk the use of in-situ leach methods at the high-grade Phoenix uranium deposit at the Wheeler River Uranium Project in Saskatchewan, Canada. Wheeler River is a joint venture between Denison (90% and operator) and JCU (Canada) Exploration Company Limited (10%), with combined indicated mineral resources of 132.1 million pounds U3O8 (50,812 tU) and inferred resources of 3.0 million pounds U3O8. The project is estimated to have mine production of 109.4 million pounds U3O8 over a 14-year mine life.

Uranium & Fuel 09 February 2021


German, Canadian reactors set new world records

German, Canadian reactors set new world records

The single-unit Grohnde nuclear power plant in Germany has produced more than 400 terawatt hours of electricity since it started up in 1984 - the only reactor to have achieved this milestone. Meanwhile, unit 1 of Canada's Darlington nuclear power plant has set a new world record with 1106 consecutive days of continuous operation.

Corporate 08 February 2021