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USNC-Tech develops deep space propulsion system

USNC-Tech develops deep space propulsion system

Ultra Safe Nuclear Technologies - a subsidiary of Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation - has developed a design concept as part of NASA-funded research into nuclear thermal propulsion systems for potential use in deep space travel. The concept uses a specialised variation of USNC's proprietary fully ceramic microencapsulated, tristructural isotropic fuel, developed for use in power reactors.

New Nuclear 23 October 2020


Swedish municipality gives approval for fuel repository

Swedish municipality gives approval for fuel repository

In what Svensk Kärnbränslehantering AB describes as a "historic decision", the municipal council of Östhammar yesterday voted in favour of its planned repository for used nuclear fuel at Forsmark. The final decision to authorise the project will now be made by the Swedish government.

Waste & Recycling 14 October 2020


TVEL completes development of modified fuel for Paks

TVEL completes development of modified fuel for Paks

The development and validation of modified fuel for use in the four VVER-440 reactors at the Paks nuclear power plant in Hungary has now been completed, Rosatom's nuclear fuel manufacturer subsidiary TVEL announced today. The first consignment of the modified fuel is scheduled to be delivered to the Paks plant later this year.

Uranium & Fuel 13 October 2020


Westinghouse signs VVER-440 fuel agreement with Ukraine

Westinghouse signs VVER-440 fuel agreement with Ukraine

Westinghouse Electric Company has signed a contract with Ukraine's Energoatom, for the supply of VVER-440 fuel for the Rovno nuclear power plant. They have also signed a Letter of Intent on further exploring localisation of fuel assembly component production in Ukraine. The signing of both documents was witnessed by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

Uranium & Fuel 30 September 2020


Project to downblend Kazakh HEU fuel completed

Project to downblend Kazakh HEU fuel completed

A project to remove the last remaining batch of unirradiated highly enriched uranium fuel from Kazakhstan has been completed in a joint effort by Kazakhstan and the USA, the US Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration has announced. The two nations have also signed a new joint statement reaffirming their intention to continue to work together to support the common goal of minimising nuclear proliferation, ensuring nuclear security and strengthening the nuclear non-proliferation regime.
 

Regulation & Safety 24 September 2020


TerraPower and Centrus team up for HALEU production

TerraPower and Centrus team up for HALEU production

TerraPower has announced plans to team with nuclear fuel and services provider Centrus Energy to establish commercial-scale, domestic production capabilities for high-assay, low-enriched uranium. This, it says, will be needed to fuel many next-generation reactor designs, including the recently announced Natrium Power Storage System designed by TerraPower and GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy.

Uranium & Fuel 16 September 2020


TVEL supplies fuel for Hungarian research reactor

TVEL supplies fuel for Hungarian research reactor

TVEL, the fuel manufacturer subsidiary of Russia's Rosatom, has supplied fuel for the Budapest Research Reactor in Hungary. The VVR-M2 fuel assemblies - manufactured by the Novosibirsk Chemical Concentrates Plant - were supplied under a contract signed in 2019 with the Centre for Energy Research of Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

Uranium & Fuel 15 September 2020


First European reactor loads EnCore accident tolerant fuel

First European reactor loads EnCore accident tolerant fuel

Lead test assemblies of EnCore accident tolerant fuel have been installed in Engie Electrabel's Doel unit 4 in Belgium, Westinghouse Electric Company and ENUSA Industrias Avanzadas have announced. Doel 4 is the second commercial nuclear power plant in the world, and the first in Europe, into which EnCore assemblies have been installed.

Uranium & Fuel 09 September 2020


Fuel loading starts at first Hualong One reactor

Fuel loading starts at first Hualong One reactor

The process of loading of the 177 fuel assemblies into the core of unit 5 at China's Fuqing nuclear power plant has begun, China National Nuclear Corporation announced. The unit - the first of two demonstration Hualong One reactors at the site in Fujian province - is scheduled to begin operating by the end of this year.

New Nuclear 04 September 2020


USNC opens SMR fuel development laboratory

USNC opens SMR fuel development laboratory

Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation has established a new facility in Salt Lake City, Utah, to support the development of its proprietary Fully Ceramic Microencapsulated fuel. Materials developed at there will be used in USNC's Micro Modular Reactor and other nuclear reactors, including gas-cooled reactors, light water reactors, CANDU reactors and molten salt cooled reactors.

Uranium & Fuel 02 September 2020