Uranium & Fuel

Uranium & Fuel
Production to begin of innovative fuel for German research reactor

Production to begin of innovative fuel for German research reactor

France's Framatome and Germany's Technical University of Munich have agreed to establish the industrialisation process for the manufacture of monolithic molybdenum-uranium fuel for the university's FRM II research reactor. Framatome noted this low-enriched fuel will benefit from the highest uranium fuel density ever realised in Europe for research reactor operations.

Uranium & Fuel 19 April 2024


Anfield applies to restart Shootaring Canyon mill

Anfield applies to restart Shootaring Canyon mill

Anfield Energy Inc has submitted its production reactivation plan for the Shootaring Canyon uranium mill to the State of Utah's Department of Environmental Quality. The Vancouver-based company said it is targeting the mill restart for 2026 - it has been on standby since 1982.

Uranium & Fuel 10 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


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


Rio Tinto to manage Ranger rehabilitation

Rio Tinto to manage Ranger rehabilitation

Energy Resources of Australia has appointed majority owner Rio Tinto to manage the rehabilitation of the former Ranger uranium mine in Australia's Northern Territory. Mining and processing operations at Ranger ceased in January 2021.

Uranium & Fuel 03 April 2024


Restarted Namibian mine transitions to commercial operation

Restarted Namibian mine transitions to commercial operation

Paladin Energy has announced the first commercial production from the Langer Heinrich uranium mine since operations were suspended at the Namibian project in 2018.

Uranium & Fuel 02 April 2024


Chamber calls for Western Australia to overturn uranium ban

Chamber calls for Western Australia to overturn uranium ban

Restarting uranium mining in Western Australia could create up to 9000 jobs and produce uranium worth more than AUD1 billion a year, a 12-month inquiry by the state's Chamber of Commerce and Industry has found. It recommends that the state overturn its ban on uranium mining to unlock significant economic benefits.

Uranium & Fuel 26 March 2024


Work to expand Dutch enrichment plant begins

Work to expand Dutch enrichment plant begins

Uranium enrichment services provider Urenco has broken ground on an expansion of its plant in Almelo in the Netherlands. The move came as the company signed a new long-term supply contract with Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power.

Uranium & Fuel 26 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


ERA applies to renew Jabiluka lease

ERA applies to renew Jabiluka lease

Energy Resources of Australia Limited says it has lodged an application to renew the lease in Australia's Northern Territory but says it has no plans to develop the high-grade uranium deposit. The deposit's Mirarr Traditional Owners have said they oppose both the renewal and development of the lease, which is surrounded by the World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park.

Uranium & Fuel 21 March 2024