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Westinghouse doped fuel pellets move towards commercialisation

Westinghouse doped fuel pellets move towards commercialisation

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has accepted for review a topical report on Westinghouse Advanced Doped Pellet Technology Fuel, which the company has said is a major achievement for the advanced fuel portfolio it is developing as part of its EnCore fuel programme.

Uranium & Fuel 22 January 2021


CGN to take stake in Kazakh U mining company

CGN to take stake in Kazakh U mining company

China General Nuclear is expected to acquire a 49% stake in Ortalyk LLP, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kazakh uranium producer Kazatomprom, by mid-2021. The transfer of the stake was part of cooperation agreements signed between CGN and Kazatomprom in 2014, 2015 and 2016.

Corporate 05 January 2021


Adequate uranium to meet demand, latest Red Book concludes

Adequate uranium to meet demand, latest Red Book concludes

Sufficient uranium resources exist to support the long-term, sustainable use of nuclear energy, according to the latest edition of the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency and International Atomic Energy Agency joint report on uranium resources, production and demand. However, the impact of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic on the industry and recent reductions in uranium production and exploration could affect available supplies.

Uranium & Fuel 24 December 2020


Rosatom launches Russian additive manufacturing

Rosatom launches Russian additive manufacturing

Rusatom - Additive Technologies has opened its first Additive Technologies Centre as the only such facility in Russia using domestic equipment. Located at the site of the Moscow Polymetal Plant, the ATC will mainly test additive manufacturing technologies and demonstrate their capabilities for industrial enterprises.

Corporate 24 December 2020


Congress approves nuclear energy funding for FY2021

Congress approves nuclear energy funding for FY2021

The US Congress voted to approve appropriations for fiscal year 2021 that includes USD1.5 billion for the Department of Energy's Office of Nuclear Energy. The appropriations also include USD150 million to initiate the uranium reserve programme to address challenges to the production of domestic uranium.

Nuclear Policies 23 December 2020


TVEL loads new design of fuel into Paks unit 3

TVEL loads new design of fuel into Paks unit 3

TVEL, the nuclear fuel manufacturer subsidiary of Russia's Rosatom, has loaded a batch of fresh fuel, including 18 fuel bundles of its new modification, into unit 3 of the Paks nuclear power plant in Hungary. The new fuel will be introduced at all four units operating at Paks, with the number of new-modification bundles in each refuelling to be increased gradually.

Uranium & Fuel 14 December 2020


GAO recommends improvements to US uranium strategy

GAO recommends improvements to US uranium strategy

Actions to mitigate risks to the USA's domestic uranium supply chain could be better planned and coordinated, according to a report published yesterday by the US Government Accountability Office. Improving cost estimates to support future funding requests for the proposed uranium reserve is one of several recommendations by the GAO to improve the strategy to address concerns expressed by domestic uranium industry and support new uranium production.

Uranium & Fuel 11 December 2020


China commissions first used fuel transport ship

China commissions first used fuel transport ship

China's first ship for the transport of used nuclear fuel has been delivered to China National Nuclear Corporation. The independently produced double-hulled vessel meets the INF-3 (Irradiated Nuclear Fuel class 3) standards set by the International Maritime Organisation.

Waste & Recycling 10 December 2020


TVEL to introduce new fuel, longer cycle at Kudankulam

TVEL to introduce new fuel, longer cycle at Kudankulam

Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited and TVEL, the nuclear fuel manufacturer subsidiary of Russia's Rosatom, have signed a supplementary agreement to the fuel supply contract for the VVER-1000 reactors in operation at Kudankulam. The agreement includes the introduction of TVS-2M nuclear fuel and an extension of the fuel cycle from 12 to 18 months.

Uranium & Fuel 09 December 2020


First-of-its-kind 3D printed nuclear fuel component to enter use

First-of-its-kind 3D printed nuclear fuel component to enter use

Framatome has announced that 3D-printed fuel assembly channel fasteners manufactured at the US Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory in a joint project with Tennessee Valley Authority are to be loaded into a US commercial reactor for the first time. The project is part of the laboratory's Transformational Challenge Reactor programme. The four components will be loaded into TVA's Browns Ferry nuclear power plant in early 2021.

Uranium & Fuel 03 December 2020