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Brazilian government committed to nuclear, says energy minister

Brazilian government committed to nuclear, says energy minister

Brazil's national energy plan to 2050 will consider new nuclear power plants including generation IV technology and small modular reactors to meet growing national electricity demand, Minister for Mines and Energy Bento Albuquerque said yesterday.

Nuclear Policies 05 April 2019


First Canadian SMR licence application submitted

First Canadian SMR licence application submitted

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission has received its first licence application for a small modular reactor . The application from Global First Power, with support from Ontario Power Generation and Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation, supports a proposal to deploy a Micro Modular Reactor plant at Chalk River in Ontario.
 

Regulation & Safety 02 April 2019


December construction start for Chinese SMR

December construction start for Chinese SMR

China's Ministry of Environment is proceeding with the environmental impact assessment for a project to build an ACP100 small modular reactor at Changjiang, Hainan, with construction to begin by the end of this year.

New Nuclear 25 March 2019


Estonia to study siting of Moltex advanced reactor

Estonia to study siting of Moltex advanced reactor

Fermi Energia of Estonia has selected Moltex Energy as its preferred technology for its plans to establish carbon-free energy production in the Baltic region. Moltex Energy said yesterday that the two companies had signed a Memorandum of Understanding which expresses their intention to work together.

New Nuclear 22 March 2019


Romania to explore NuScale SMR deployment

Romania to explore NuScale SMR deployment

An agreement between US small modular reactor developer NuScale Power and Romanian energy company Societata Nationala Nuclearelectrica SA to explore the use of SMRs in Romania has been welcomed by the US Department of Energy.

New Nuclear 19 March 2019


TRISO project clears first phase of loan guarantee process

TRISO project clears first phase of loan guarantee process

The US Department of Energy Loan Programs Office has invited X-energy to submit the second part of its application for a loan guarantee for the construction of a facility to fabricate TRISO-X fuel.

Uranium & Fuel 15 March 2019


USA launches test reactor project

USA launches test reactor project

The US Department of Energy has launched its Versatile Fast Neutron Source project to provide fast neutron testing capability to aid US development of advanced nuclear reactor technology. The Versatile Test Reactor, as it is also known, could be completed by 2026.

New Nuclear 04 March 2019


SMR-160 attracts Ukrainian and US attention

SMR-160 attracts Ukrainian and US attention

Holtec International has made progress with its work on an SMR-160 system through agreements with Energoatom and Exelon Generation announced during the winter meeting of the Holtec Advisory Council for SMR-160, held on 8 February in Jupiter, Florida.

New Nuclear 21 February 2019


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