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Cameco, X-energy join up to support SMR deployment

Cameco, X-energy join up to support SMR deployment

Canadian companies Cameco and X-energy have entered a non-binding and non-exclusive Memorandum of Understanding to explore possible areas of cooperation to support the potential future deployment, fuelling and servicing of Xe-100 small modular reactors in Canada and the USA.

Corporate 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


NuScale 'builds out' Canadian SMR supply chain

NuScale 'builds out' Canadian SMR supply chain

NuScale Power yesterday said it is moving forward with manufacturing process development work at BWXT Canada Ltd's facility in Cambridge, Ontario, in preparation for the fabrication of the NuScale Power Module. The company said this is critical to developing its small modular reactor technology.

Corporate 15 September 2021


Optimus-H transport package certified in Canada

Optimus-H transport package certified in Canada

NAC International has announced that its Optimus-H system for packaging radioactive waste has been certified for use in Canada. Optimus-H is more heavily shielded than the Optimus-L version which was certified last year, and is suitable for a broader range of higher activity wastes.

Regulation & Safety 25 August 2021


Ontario faces growing electricity supply gap, study finds

Ontario faces growing electricity supply gap, study finds

Ontario faces an electricity supply shortage and reliability risks in the next four to eight years and will not meet net-zero objectives without building new low-emission, nuclear generation starting as soon as possible, according to a report released yesterday by the Power Workers' Union. The capacity needed to fill the expected supply gap will be equivalent to doubling the province's planned nuclear fleet in eight years.

Energy & Environment 20 August 2021


Regulators complete first licensing cooperation

Regulators complete first licensing cooperation

Nuclear safety regulators in Canada and the US have completed their first collaborative project on licensing of SMRs. The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission and the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission have issued a joint report to provide feedback to X-energy on the manufacturing codes it proposes to use in both countries for the reactor pressure vessel of its Xe-100 design.

Regulation & Safety 12 August 2021


Dark matter research provides starting point for radiation detector

Dark matter research provides starting point for radiation detector

A prototype detector based on a system originally developed to help detect the presence of dark matter is about to undergo testing at Canadian Nuclear Laboratories. The liquid argon-based ALARM system offers significant improvements in detecting neutron and gamma radiation compared with existing technology, and could potentially be used to prevent the illicit movement of nuclear materials across international borders.

Regulation & Safety 10 August 2021


Romania adds Canada to its Cernavoda team

Romania adds Canada to its Cernavoda team

Romania and Canada have agreed to strengthen cooperation in nuclear energy in a key move enabling the completion, refurbishment and possible expansion of the Cernavoda nuclear power plant. The signing of a Memorandum of Understanding in Bucharest yesterday follows similar agreements with the USA and France.

Nuclear Policies 06 August 2021


Cameco updates 2021 outlook following Cigar Lake restart

Cameco updates 2021 outlook following Cigar Lake restart

Cameco expects to produce up to 12 million pounds U3O8 (4616 tU), on a 100% basis, this year provided there are no further disruptions due to COVID-19, forest fires or any other cause, the Canadian company said yesterday in its quarterly results call.

Corporate 29 July 2021


Helion prepares to build seventh fusion prototype

Helion prepares to build seventh fusion prototype

Fusion energy developer Helion Energy has broken ground on a new facility in Everett, Washington, which will house its seventh generation fusion prototype, known as Polaris. Construction of the facility, which will also produce helium-3 fuel, is expected to be completed in early-2022. Meanwhile, General Fusion and Canadian Nuclear Laboratories are to collaborate on the development of tritium extraction techniques for use in commercial fusion power plants.

New Nuclear 29 July 2021