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Licence issued to test BREST-OD-300 nuclear fuel module

Licence issued to test BREST-OD-300 nuclear fuel module

Russian nuclear regulator Rostechnadzor has issued a licence which will allow the production of mock-ups of fuel assemblies with depleted uranium for the BREST-OD-300 fast neutron reactor.

Regulation & Safety 12 April 2024


Licensing and testing progress for innovative thorium-based fuel

Licensing and testing progress for innovative thorium-based fuel

Days after announcing the start of accelerated irradiation testing and qualification of its patented ANEEL thorium and high-assay low-enriched uranium fuel at Idaho National Laboratory, Clean Core Thorium Energy announced it has completed the first phase of the Canadian nuclear regulator's pre-licensing review process.

Uranium & Fuel 10 April 2024


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Energoatom gets backing for new nuclear fuel facility

Energoatom gets backing for new nuclear fuel facility

Ukrainian nuclear power giant Energoatom says that it got the backing of the local community after a day of public hearings about plans to build a facility near the city of Yuzhnoukrainsk for the production of fuel assemblies.

Uranium & Fuel 05 April 2024


South Africa aims to be global supplier of HTR fuel

South Africa aims to be global supplier of HTR fuel

As well as preparing to issue a Request for Proposals for 2500 MW of new nuclear "this calendar year", the Nuclear Energy Summit was told that South Africa is developing its Pebble Bed Modular Reactor technology and "deserves the opportunity to implement the complete nuclear fuel cycle for peaceful uses".

New Nuclear 25 March 2024


KAERI completes irradiation tests for high-density research reactor fuel

KAERI completes irradiation tests for high-density research reactor fuel

The Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute's successful irradiation tests and positive inspection of high-density uranium silicide fuel signal potential for high-enriched uranium to low-enriched uranium conversion of high-performance research reactors, aiming to bolster international nuclear non-proliferation efforts upon commercialisation.

Uranium & Fuel 25 March 2024


Extrusion demo is milestone for Lightbridge Fuel fabrication

Extrusion demo is milestone for Lightbridge Fuel fabrication

The extrusion of samples of an alloy of depleted uranium and zirconium at Idaho National Laboratory is a critical step in the process to qualify Lightbridge Corporation's advanced nuclear fuel technology.

Uranium & Fuel 18 March 2024


France sets out long-term nuclear recycling plans

France sets out long-term nuclear recycling plans

Minister for the Economy, Finance, Industrial and Digital Sovereignty Bruno Le Maire announced the decision to continue with France's treatment-recycling strategy for used nuclear fuel beyond 2040, with plans to extend the life of existing recycling plants and to launch studies for a new MOX fuel fabrication plant and a new used fuel processing plant.

Waste & Recycling 08 March 2024


AFCONE and DeepGeo launch African nuclear initiative

AFCONE and DeepGeo launch African nuclear initiative

The African Commission on Nuclear Energy and DeepGeo have signed a partnership agreement which could see multinational deep geological repositories hosted in Africa, with a proportion of the income used to facilitate nuclear energy deployment.

Corporate 05 March 2024


French reactor using full core of recycled uranium fuel

French reactor using full core of recycled uranium fuel

Unit 2 of the Cruas-Meysse nuclear power plant in south-eastern France was recently restarted with its first full core of recycled uranium fuel. The move marks a major milestone in France's efforts to revive its domestic uranium reprocessing industry.

Waste & Recycling 01 March 2024


Plans announced for pilot US nuclear fuel recycling plant

Plans announced for pilot US nuclear fuel recycling plant

Orano USA and SHINE Technologies have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to cooperate on the development of a US pilot plant with commercial-scale technology for recycling used nuclear fuel from light water reactors.

Waste & Recycling 01 March 2024