Related Topic: Small Modular Reactors

SMR proposals progress through Canadian process

SMR proposals progress through Canadian process

Two further respondents - StarCore Nuclear and Terrestrial Energy - have advanced to the second stage of Canadian Nuclear Laboratories' process to site a small modular reactor (SMR) demonstration unit at one of its managed campuses.

New Nuclear 20 February 2019


Clean energy ecosystem proposed for USA

Clean energy ecosystem proposed for USA

Advanced nuclear reactors are part of a "critical subset" of technologies deemed to have very high breakthrough potential for the USA to transition to a "clean energy ecosystem", according to a new report. Meanwhile, a resolution introduced in both the US House and Senate proposes a framework for meeting 100% of the country's power demand through clean, renewable and zero-emissions energy resources.

Energy & Environment 08 February 2019


IMSR materials to be tested at Petten
 

IMSR materials to be tested at Petten
 

NRG is to carry out testing of materials, including graphite, for key components of Terrestrial Energy's Integral Molten Salt Reactor power plant in the High-Flux Reactor at Petten in the Netherlands under a contract announced on 5 February.

New Nuclear 07 February 2019


Urenco USA announces HALEU activities

Urenco USA announces HALEU activities

Enrichment company Urenco USA has announced a new programme covering the production of high-assay low enriched uranium (HALEU), and is considering the construction of a dedicated HALEU unit at its US uranium enrichment facility.

Uranium & Fuel 06 February 2019


USA clears way for HALEU

USA clears way for HALEU

The US Department of Energy has completed an environmental assessment clearing the way for the fabrication of high-assay low-enriched uranium fuel for advanced nuclear reactors at the Idaho National Laboratory. Meanwhile, the US Department of Defense has issued a Request for Information for a small mobile reactor using HALEU fuel to provide electrical power in rapid response scenarios.

Uranium & Fuel 22 January 2019


NuScale SMR to be considered for use in Jordan

NuScale SMR to be considered for use in Jordan

A joint feasibility study on the deployment of NuScale's small modular reactor in Jordan will be carried out through a memorandum of understanding signed between NuScale Power and the Jordan Atomic Energy Commission.

New Nuclear 15 January 2019


Innovative technology enhances NuScale SMR safety

Innovative technology enhances NuScale SMR safety

NuScale Power and Ultra Electronics Energy have unveiled a new safety display and indication system for NuScale's small modular reactor which they say is the first application of field programmable gate array technology for real-time display and monitoring in the US commercial nuclear industry.

New Nuclear 11 January 2019


Viewpoint: Why the USA should partner with Africa to deploy advanced reactors

Viewpoint: Why the USA should partner with Africa to deploy advanced reactors

There is growing interest in nuclear power across several African countries. The USA could be more engaged to create more equitable and sustainable deployment of clean nuclear power on the African continent, write Jessica Lovering and Kenton de Kirby of the Breakthrough Institute.

Perspectives 11 January 2019


DOE agreement supports power generated from SMRs

DOE agreement supports power generated from SMRs

The US Department of Energy has signed a memorandum of understanding on the use of two of the 12 modules of a demonstration small modular reactor project planned for Idaho National Laboratory.

New Nuclear 28 December 2018


Terrestrial signs up BWXT for technical support

Terrestrial signs up BWXT for technical support

Terrestrial Energy has contracted BWXT Canada Ltd for technical consultation and design assistance in the development of steam generators and heat exchangers for its Integral Molten Salt Reactor.

New Nuclear 19 December 2018