Related Topic: Small Modular Reactors

SMR design review enters final phases

SMR design review enters final phases

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has completed the fourth phase of its review of the design certification application for NuScale's small modular reactor. With two final phases remaining, this marks the near-completion of the technical aspects of the review.

Regulation & Safety 13 December 2019


New Brunswick affirms support for Point Lepreau SMR

New Brunswick affirms support for Point Lepreau SMR

New Brunswick Natural Resources and Energy Development Minister Mike Holland yesterday affirmed the province's support for the siting of ARC Nuclear Canada Inc's ARC-100 small modular reactor at the existing Point Lepreau nuclear power plant.

New Nuclear 10 December 2019


US and Canadian regulators select SMR for joint review

US and Canadian regulators select SMR for joint review

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission and the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission have selected Terrestrial Energy's Integral Molten Salt Reactor for their first joint technical review of an advanced, non-light water nuclear reactor technology, Terrestrial announced yesterday.

Regulation & Safety 06 December 2019


Oklo unveils its vision of Aurora plant

Oklo unveils its vision of Aurora plant

California-based Oklo Inc has announced the launch of its Aurora energy plant which is powered by a small reactor with integrated solar panels. The company is preparing to submit its first licence application for the plant.

New Nuclear 03 December 2019


Canadian provinces to collaborate on SMRs

Canadian provinces to collaborate on SMRs

The Canadian provinces of New Brunswick, Ontario and Saskatchewan have agreed to collaborate on the development and deployment of small modular reactors in a Memorandum of Understanding signed yesterday in Toronto.

New Nuclear 02 December 2019


Frazer-Nash to support IMSR graphite moderator fabrication

Frazer-Nash to support IMSR graphite moderator fabrication

Frazer-Nash is to provide engineering services related to the fabrication of the graphite moderator for Terrestrial Energy's Integrated Molten Salt Reactor under a newly announced contract between the two companies.

New Nuclear 28 November 2019


CNL selects first SMR vendors for cost-shared funding

CNL selects first SMR vendors for cost-shared funding

Kairos Power, Moltex Canada, Terrestrial Energy Inc and UltraSafe Nuclear Corporation have been selected as the first recipients of support under an initiative launched earlier this year to accelerate the deployment of small modular reactors in Canada, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories has announced.

New Nuclear 18 November 2019


Saskatchewan includes SMRs in growth plan

Saskatchewan includes SMRs in growth plan

Saskatchewan has identified the reduction of carbon emissions from electricity generation and development of small modular reactor technology amongst its goals for growth. The province could have its first operational SMR by the middle of the 2030s, according to a newly released provincial roadmap.

Nuclear Policies 15 November 2019


Conference: Advancing the rebirth of nuclear power

Conference: Advancing the rebirth of nuclear power

Innovation has always been at the heart of the nuclear power industry and its future depends on this commitment to technological advancement in both large and small reactor designs. This was the message of the International Framework for Nuclear Energy Cooperation General Ministerial Conference held in Washington DC last week.

Perspectives 16 November 2019


UK confirms funding for Rolls-Royce SMR

UK confirms funding for Rolls-Royce SMR

UK Research and Innovation has provided initial match funding to the consortium of companies designing a new type of nuclear power station in the UK. Rolls-Royce and its partners have said a UK small modular reactor programme could contribute GBP100 billion (USD128 billion) to the UK economy and open up a global export market.

New Nuclear 07 November 2019