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Call for UK government to back small nuclear projects

Call for UK government to back small nuclear projects

Government support is required in order to stimulate private investment in the development of small-scale nuclear power projects in the UK, according to a report produced by an independent advisory group.

Nuclear Policies 08 August 2018


Funding for US advanced nuclear technology projects

Funding for US advanced nuclear technology projects

The US Department of Energy has selected nine projects to receive almost USD20 million in funding for cost-shared research and development for advanced nuclear technologies.

Nuclear Policies 11 July 2018


First partner announced for New Brunswick SMR project

First partner announced for New Brunswick SMR project

The New Brunswick Energy Solutions Corporation yesterday announced Advanced Reactor Concepts as its first partner in a nuclear research cluster that will work on R&D of SMR technology in the Canadian province.

New Nuclear 10 July 2018


US project to recycle naval fuel gets Senate approval

US project to recycle naval fuel gets Senate approval

The US Senate has approved a proposal for a USD15 million pilot programme to recycle used naval nuclear fuel for use as fuel in advanced nuclear reactors. The proposal was adopted by 87 votes to 9.

Waste & Recycling 22 June 2018


NuScale says its SMR promises cost savings

NuScale says its SMR promises cost savings

NuScale SMR cross section 48NuScale Power announced today that its small modular reactor can generate 20% more power than originally planned, according to advanced testing and modelling tools that helped the Oregon, USA-headquartered company identify "optimisation opportunities".

New Nuclear 06 June 2018


DOE announces funding for innovative nuclear technology

DOE announces funding for innovative nuclear technology

Holos_Quad_(HolosGen)_48Ten projects have been selected to receive a total of up to USD24 million in funding under a new programme from the US Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy initiative. The projects selected include a transportable gas-cooled reactor, and technology to support load-following, improve safety and reduce costs in advanced reactors.

New Nuclear 05 June 2018


Floating plant arrives at Murmansk for fueling

Floating plant arrives at Murmansk for fueling

Akademik Lomonosov at Murmansk - 48A ceremony has been held to welcome the Akademik Lomonosov, Russia's first floating nuclear power plant, following its arrival at Atomflot's berth in the port city of Murmansk in the far northwest part of the country. Fuel will be loaded in to the vessel's two reactors prior to its delivery to Russia's northernmost city of Pevek next year.

New Nuclear 21 May 2018


Dominion Energy invests in GE Hitachi SMR

Dominion Energy invests in GE Hitachi SMR

Dominion Energy is to provide funding that could lead to commercialising the BWRX-300 small modular reactor, GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy announced today. The 300 MWe reactor is derived from GEH's 1520 MWe Economic Simplified Boiling Water Reactor design.

New Nuclear 21 May 2018


Viewpoint: NNL delivers a vision for innovation

Viewpoint: NNL delivers a vision for innovation

Paul Howarth, CEO of the UK's National Nuclear Laboratory, gives his account of the SciTec 2018 conference held this week in Liverpool, England.

Perspectives 17 May 2018


Argentina reaches generator milestone for CAREM-25

Argentina reaches generator milestone for CAREM-25

CAREM steam generator - 48The CAREM Project has reached a new milestone in the development of the 12 steam generators for the prototype CAREM-25 in Argentina. More than 700 tubes, each 35 meters long, have been delivered to the site, Combustibles Nucleares Argentinos, announced on 4 May.

New Nuclear 08 May 2018