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NuScale highlights multiple applications of SMRs

NuScale highlights multiple applications of SMRs

Nuclear power can play a major role in reducing carbon emissions beyond electricity supply to include the industrial and transportation sectors, a fact that is leading to interest in integrated energy systems, José Reyes, chief technology officer at NuScale Power, said yesterday. Reyes, who is co-designer of NuScale's passively-cooled small modular reactor, spoke at the International Conference on Climate Change and the Role of Nuclear Power being held this week at the International Atomic Energy Agency's headquarters in Vienna.

New Nuclear 10 October 2019


CNL charts path to microgrids, the 'Holiest Grail' in clean energy

CNL charts path to microgrids, the 'Holiest Grail' in clean energy

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories is working towards the future of nuclear by enhancing existing technology; developing advanced technologies, such as small modular reactors; and assessing how all low-carbon technologies can be integrated within 'microgrids', CNL President and CEO Mark Lesinski said today. The use of hydrogen for microgrids is CNL's "highest aspiration, the Holiest Grail", he told delegates at the International Conference on Climate Change and the Role of Nuclear Power being held this week at the International Atomic Energy Agency's headquarters in Vienna.

New Nuclear 09 October 2019


Irradiation programme studies IMSR graphite behaviour

Irradiation programme studies IMSR graphite behaviour

Terrestrial Energy and NRG have begun an irradiation programme to analyse the behaviour of graphite under the conditions it will experience during the seven-year life of a Terrestrial Energy Integrated Molten Salt Reactor core unit.

New Nuclear 09 October 2019


GE Hitachi, Fermi Energia sign small modular reactor MoU

GE Hitachi, Fermi Energia sign small modular reactor MoU

GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy and Fermi Energia have agreed to collaborate on potential deployment applications for GEH's BWRX-300 small modular reactor in Estonia. In a Memorandum of Understanding they have agreed to examine the economic feasibility of constructing a BWRX-300 in Estonia, to review siting requirements and to assess nuclear regulatory requirements.

New Nuclear 03 October 2019


ARC-100 passes Canadian pre-licensing milestone

ARC-100 passes Canadian pre-licensing milestone

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission has completed the first phase of a vendor design review of ARC Nuclear Canada's ARC-100 small modular reactor. The design is the third advanced reactor to complete the first phase of the CNSC's regulatory pre-licensing review.

Regulation & Safety 02 October 2019


ČEZ and NuScale to explore Czech SMR deployment

ČEZ and NuScale to explore Czech SMR deployment

NuScale Power has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with ČEZ, to explore applications for its small modular reactor in the Czech Republic.

Corporate 26 September 2019


Lightbridge demonstrates SMR fuel rod manufacturing

Lightbridge demonstrates SMR fuel rod manufacturing

Lightbridge Corporation and Enfission, LLC have demonstrated the manufacturing process and fabrication of Lightbridge Fuel surrogate rods in a length that could be usable in NuScale Power's small modular reactors.

Uranium & Fuel 23 September 2019


Korea, Saudi Arabia to cooperate on SMART deployment

Korea, Saudi Arabia to cooperate on SMART deployment

South Korea and Saudi Arabia have agreed to collaborate on the commercialisation of the Korean-designed SMART small modular reactor. Under the agreement, they will work together to license and construct the first such unit in Saudi Arabia.

Nuclear Policies 20 September 2019


French-developed SMR design unveiled

French-developed SMR design unveiled

A new small modular reactor (SMR) design has been announced by the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission, EDF, Naval Group and TechnicAtome. The Nuward - with a capacity of 300-400 MWe - has been jointly developed using France's experience in pressurised water reactors.

New Nuclear 17 September 2019


Moltex Energy raises USD7.5 million through crowdfunding

Moltex Energy raises USD7.5 million through crowdfunding

UK-based Moltex Energy, creator of the Stable Salt Reactor, has raised GBP6 million (USD7.5 million) in funding through online investment platform Shadow Foundr. The funding will support the company through the pre-licensing process in Canada and will allow the further development of the business in the UK.

Corporate 16 September 2019