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Moltex recycling process granted Canadian patent

Moltex recycling process granted Canadian patent

The patent covers Moltex Energy Canada's Waste To Stable Salt (WATSS) process for converting any uranium oxide fuel into molten salt reactor fuel, part of a suite of technologies being developed by the company alongside its Stable Salt Reactor - Wasteburner (SSR-W) fast reactor and GridReserve thermal energy storage system.

Waste & Recycling 15 January 2024


Indian PM dedicates demonstration reprocessing plant

Indian PM dedicates demonstration reprocessing plant

The Demonstration Fast Reactor Fuel Reprocessing Plant is a precursor to large-scale plants for the reprocessing of fast reactor fuel.

Waste & Recycling 04 January 2024


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Moltex announces waste recycling breakthrough

Moltex announces waste recycling breakthrough

Laboratory experiments carried out using simulated fuel have substantially derisked the Waste To Stable Salt - or WATSS - process, and experiments using real used fuel are currently ongoing.

Waste & Recycling 31 October 2023


What to do with the UK's civil plutonium?

What to do with the UK's civil plutonium?

The UK's 140-tonne stockpile of civil plutonium could be used as fuel for thermal reactors or combined with the country's 100,000-tonne supply of depleted, natural and low-enriched uranium to fuel new fast reactors - or disposed of as waste in a future geological disposal facility - says a new report from The University of Manchester's Dalton Nuclear Institute exploring the options.

Waste & Recycling 05 September 2023


France, Japan to cooperate on MOX fuel recycling studies

France, Japan to cooperate on MOX fuel recycling studies

Japan's Federation of Electric Power Companies announced it will work with France's Orano on demonstration research and development for the reprocessing of used mixed oxide fuel.

Waste & Recycling 22 May 2023


Extract energy from used nuclear fuel, says environmental group

Extract energy from used nuclear fuel, says environmental group

If existing inventories of used nuclear fuel were recycled and repurposed as fuel for advanced fast reactors, it could generate zero-carbon electricity for Europe for up to 1000 years, according to international environmental campaign group RePlanet.

Waste & Recycling 04 April 2023


Rokkasho reprocessing plant completion delayed again

Rokkasho reprocessing plant completion delayed again

Japan Nuclear Fuel Limited has announced that it now expects the reprocessing plant under construction at Rokkasho in Japan's Aomori Prefecture to begin commercial operation in 2024 instead of 2022, as had been previously scheduled.

Waste & Recycling 05 January 2023


US DOE awards funds for nuclear recycling projects

US DOE awards funds for nuclear recycling projects

The US Department of Energy has selected twelve projects looking to advance recycling of used nuclear fuel - or UNF - from commercial power reactors to receive USD38 million of funding. The projects, led by universities, private companies and national laboratories, will work towards reducing the impacts of used fuel disposal, DOE said.

Waste & Recycling 24 October 2022


Sellafield ends nuclear fuel reprocessing after 58 years

Sellafield ends nuclear fuel reprocessing after 58 years

Just before midnight on 17 July, the final used fuel was fed into Sellafield's Magnox Reprocessing Plant's charge machine and dissolved in nitric acid to separate out the plutonium and uranium. It is a process which has been used to reprocess nearly 55,000 tonnes of Magnox fuel since 1964.

Waste & Recycling 21 July 2022


US companies partner on nuclear recycling technology
 

US companies partner on nuclear recycling technology
 

A Memorandum of Understanding signed by Energy Northwest and Curio sees Energy Northwest as an industry partner and potential off-taker of products produced through Curio's NuCycle nuclear waste recycling process.

Waste & Recycling 08 July 2022