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Canadian institute launches nuclear hydrogen feasibility study

Canadian institute launches nuclear hydrogen feasibility study

A Canadian innovation organisation has launched a new study into the role of nuclear power in supporting a growing hydrogen economy. The Nuclear Innovation Institute study will be the first of its kind in Canada to evaluate the technical viability and business case for hydrogen production from emissions-free nuclear power.

Energy & Environment 11 June 2021


Alberta oil sands producers look to SMRs

Alberta oil sands producers look to SMRs

Canada's largest oil sands producers have formed an alliance that aims to work with federal and provincial government to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions from their operations by 2050. The Oil Sands Pathways to Net Zero initiative will, amongst other things, evaluate and accelerate the application of emerging emissions-reducing technologies including small modular nuclear reactors.

Energy & Environment 11 June 2021


Renewables need nuclear to be effective, says Gorman

Renewables need nuclear to be effective, says Gorman

Solar and wind power have the same share of low-carbon electricity globally that they did 20 years ago, proving that they need to work together with nuclear energy for net zero to be achievable, John Gorman, president & CEO of the Canadian Nuclear Association, told delegates at the Nuclear Energy Assembly yesterday. Gorman was speaking in the panel discussion Nuclear Energy: A Tool for Meeting Global Goals at the US Nuclear Energy Institute event. The panel was moderated by Carol Berrigan, NEI's executive director for Federal Programs and Supplier Relationships.

Energy & Environment 10 June 2021


Plans unveiled for clean energy 'innovation campus'

Plans unveiled for clean energy 'innovation campus'

Canadian company Kinectrics has announced plans to design, build and operate a collaborative clean energy innovation campus, Helius, which will amongst other things provide infrastructure needed to support the development, testing and commercialisation of small modular reactors. The new campus is to be sited alongside Kinectrics’ existing laboratories in Toronto, Ontario.

Energy & Environment 08 June 2021


Report highlights economic benefits of Canadian SMR deployment

Report highlights economic benefits of Canadian SMR deployment

The construction of the first BWRX-300 small modular reactor in Ontario will generate about CAD2.3 billion (USD1.9 billion) in GDP, CAD1.9 billion in labour income and more than CAD750 million in federal, provincial and municipal tax revenue, PwC Canada has estimated in an independent report commissioned by GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy.

New Nuclear 03 June 2021


Moltex SMR clears first phase of regulatory review

Moltex SMR clears first phase of regulatory review

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission has completed the first phase of the pre-licensing vendor design review for Moltex Energy’s 300 MWe Stable Salt Reactor - Wasteburner small modular reactor.

Regulation & Safety 26 May 2021


Formal licence review begins for Canadian SMR

Formal licence review begins for Canadian SMR

Global First Power Ltd's application for a licence to prepare a site for a small modular reactor at Chalk River in Ontario has moved to the technical review phase of the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission's licensing process. GFP plans to build and operate a Micro Modular Reactor unit by 2026.

Regulation & Safety 20 May 2021


NuScale signs MoU on marine-deployed SMR power station

NuScale signs MoU on marine-deployed SMR power station

NuScale Power has signed a second Memorandum of Understanding with Canadian commercial marine nuclear power developer Prodigy Clean Energy to support business opportunities for a marine-deployed nuclear power plant using the NuScale small modular reactor.

New Nuclear 14 May 2021


Canadian trio collaborates on Candu decommissioning

Canadian trio collaborates on Candu decommissioning

Ontario Power Generation's Centre for Canadian Nuclear Sustainability, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) and SNC-Lavalin have signed an agreement to work together on the decommissioning of Candu reactors around the world.

Waste & Recycling 13 May 2021


Cameco increases uranium purchases to meet contracts

Cameco increases uranium purchases to meet contracts

Production at the Cigar Lake uranium mine in northern Saskatchewan, Canada, resumed near the end of April following the second COVID-19 related shutdown, Cameco said on 7 May whilst announcing its results for the first quarter of 2021. The company said its deliveries to customers in 2020 were not impacted by the pandemic and it does not expect there to be a material impact on its 2021 deliveries. However, it now expects to purchase more uranium in order to meet its supply contracts.

Uranium & Fuel 10 May 2021