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Further DOE funds for advanced nuclear technology projects

Further DOE funds for advanced nuclear technology projects

The US Department of Energy has selected three projects in three states in its latest quarterly application review to receive funding for cost-shared research and development for advanced nuclear technologies. The three projects will receive a total of almost USD10.6 million.

Nuclear Policies 24 May 2019


CNNC attains mass production of Hualong One fuel

CNNC attains mass production of Hualong One fuel

China National Nuclear Corporation says it is now capable of mass producing China Fuel 3 (CF3) fuel assemblies for the domestically-designed HPR1000 (Hualong One) pressurised water reactor design.

Uranium & Fuel 16 May 2019


Metallic fuel under consideration for NuScale SMR

Metallic fuel under consideration for NuScale SMR

NuScale Power and Enfission, LLC are to work together to explore the use of Enfission's next-generation nuclear fuel technology in NuScale's small modular reactors (SMRs) under a newly announced memorandum of understanding.

New Nuclear 16 May 2019


Terrestrial Energy joins Generation IV Forum

Terrestrial Energy joins Generation IV Forum

Terrestrial Energy, a developer of advanced nuclear power plants using Integrated Molten Salt Reactor technology, has been admitted to the Generation IV International Forum. It is currently the only private sector company to hold this status.

New Nuclear 14 May 2019


Posiva plugs repository demonstration tunnel

Posiva plugs repository demonstration tunnel

The full-scale in situ system test at the Onkalo underground characterisation facility near Olkiluoto has proceeded to the concreting phase in the construction of the end plug for the deposition tunnel, Finnish waste management company Posiva has announced.

Waste & Recycling 09 May 2019


New Frontier for computing at Oak Ridge

New Frontier for computing at Oak Ridge

The US Department of Energy has announced a USD600 million investment in a new supercomputer, to be named Frontier. It said the machine would enable "extreme scale scientific endeavours" to lead to "breakthroughs in scientific discovery, energy assurance, economic competitiveness and national security."

New Nuclear 08 May 2019


UK generates usable electricity from americium

UK generates usable electricity from americium

The UK's National Nuclear Laboratory and University of Leicester have generated usable electricity from the chemical element americium in what it believes to be a global first. The achievement is seen as a step towards potential use of americium in so-called space batteries, which may mean future space missions can be powered for up to 400 years.

New Nuclear 03 May 2019


Advanced fuel for Calvert Cliffs

Advanced fuel for Calvert Cliffs

Framatome, the French fuel and technology company said "two full fuel assemblies" of its Enhanced Accident Tolerant Fuel would be loaded at Exelon's Calvert Cliffs plant in February 2021.

Uranium & Fuel 03 May 2019


TVEL outlines innovation in nuclear fuel

TVEL outlines innovation in nuclear fuel

TVEL, the nuclear fuel subsidiary of Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom, is working on a 'dual-component' approach to closing the nuclear fuel cycle, as well as accident-tolerant fuel and innovations in fuel for VVER units.

Uranium & Fuel 30 April 2019


US DOE to fund nuclear data research

US DOE to fund nuclear data research

The US Department of Energy has announced USD7.5 million of funding over three years to help expand and improve the quality of data needed for a wide range of nuclear-related activities from basic research in nuclear science, to isotope production, nonproliferation efforts, and nuclear power generation.

Corporate 25 April 2019