Research and development rss

Hungary, China agree to cooperate in training nuclear staff

Nuclear Policies

28 May 2015

Hungary-China May 2015 - 48Hungary and China have signed a memorandum of understanding to cooperate in education and research and development in the nuclear power sector. Hungary's national development minister Miklós Seszták and the head of China's National Energy Administration Nur Bekri signed the agreement in Budapest on 26 May.

US utilities endorse novel nuclear fuel

Uranium and Fuel

19 May 2015

A group of US electric utilities has formally expressed interest in Lightbridge Corporation's novel metallic fuel design to the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Porvair's role in China’s small modular reactor development

New Nuclear

13 April 2015

HTGR filter 48Porvair Filtration Group has announced its role in the High Temperature Gas-Cooled Reactor currently being developed at Tsinghua University in China. The British company said the technology has the potential to create affordable and reliable energy in some of the world's poorest and most remote countries.

Repository heat experiment comes to an end

Waste and Recycling

26 May 2015

FEBEX Dismantling 48A test container that has been stored in a tunnel at the Grimsel underground laboratory in Switzerland for 18 years is being removed as the experiment is dismantled. The full-scale experiment set out to determine the effects of heat from high-level waste on the surrounding rock and backfill material.

Russia postpones BN-1200 in order to improve fuel design

New Nuclear

16 April 2015

Rosenergoatom has reportedly postponed construction of the BN-1200 sodium-cooled fast neutron reactor at the Beloyarsk nuclear power plant "indefinitely" on the need to improve fuel for the reactor and amid speculation about the cost-effectiveness of the project.

NuScale upper module mock-up completed

New Nuclear

31 March 2015

NuScale upper module mock-up - 48NuScale Power has completed fabrication and assembly of a full-scale upper module mock-up of its NuScale small modular reactor.