Uranium & Fuel

Uranium & Fuel
Uranium producers await US presidential decision

Uranium producers await US presidential decision

The US Department of Commerce on 15 April submitted to the White House the results of an investigation into the effects of uranium imports on US national security. US President Donald Trump now has up to 90 days to decide whether to act on the DOC's findings and recommendations, which have not been made public.

Uranium & Fuel 18 April 2019


First reserves announced for Patterson Lake South

First reserves announced for Patterson Lake South

A prefeasibility study for Fission Uranium Corp's Patterson Lake South uranium property includes the first announcement of mineral reserves for the site in Canada's Athabasca Basin.

Uranium & Fuel 18 April 2019


Niger and GoviEx agree Madaouela project framework

Niger and GoviEx agree Madaouela project framework

The government of Niger and GoviEx have agreed on a framework to develop jointly GoviEx's Madaouela uranium project that will see the government purchase a second 10% share.

Uranium & Fuel 09 April 2019


Vogtle-2 returns to service with Enhanced Accident Tolerant Fuel

Vogtle-2 returns to service with Enhanced Accident Tolerant Fuel

Unit 2 of the Vogtle nuclear power plant in Georgia, USA, has returned to service loaded with Framatome's GAIA fuel assemblies containing the first complete Enhanced Accident Tolerant Fuel concept. Unit 2 resumed operations on 3 April, following its spring refuelling and maintenance outage that began on 10 March. 

Uranium & Fuel 05 April 2019


ČEZ set to test Westinghouse fuel at Temelín

ČEZ set to test Westinghouse fuel at Temelín

ČEZ will start loading test fuel assemblies supplied by Westinghouse Electric Sweden into unit 1 of its Temelín nuclear power plant this weekend as part of its plan announced in August last year to diversify its fuel supply.

Uranium & Fuel 05 April 2019


Refurbished uranium mines ready for market upturn

Refurbished uranium mines ready for market upturn

Energy Fuels has refurbished two of its Utah mines ready to enter full commercial production should a production decision be made. The economics of the Pandora and La Sal uranium/vanadium mines are expected to be supported by uranium sales contracts because of the volatility of the vanadium market, the company said.

Uranium & Fuel 03 April 2019


Testing complete for Hualong One fuel

Testing complete for Hualong One fuel

Long-term irradiation testing of China National Nuclear Corporation's CF3 pressurised water reactor fuel has been completed.

Uranium & Fuel 21 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


Spain, UAE plan cooperation in fuel services

Spain, UAE plan cooperation in fuel services

The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation has signed a memorandum of understanding with Enusa Industrias Avanzadas, defining a framework for collaboration and the exchange of information and expertise in the field of nuclear fuel services.

Uranium & Fuel 13 March 2019


Finnish TVO takes delivery of new-generation BWR fuel

Finnish TVO takes delivery of new-generation BWR fuel

The first eight Westinghouse Triton11 fuel assemblies have been delivered to Finnish utility Teollisuuden Voima Oy's Olkiluoto plant. The new assemblies will be loaded into Olkiluoto 2 during the unit's upcoming outage.

Uranium & Fuel 28 February 2019