Research and development rss

China launches new uranium enrichment centrifuges

Uranium and Fuel

21 March 2018

Demonstration enrichment plant - 48China has completed a "large-scale demonstration project for a new generation of uranium enrichment centrifuges", China National Nuclear Corporation announced yesterday. The new centrifuges have now been put into production at the Hanzhun fuel facility in Shaanxi province.

UK firm sees year-end launch of pulsed power device

New Nuclear

15 March 2018

Machine 3 - 48First Light Fusion is investing GBP3.6 million (USD5.0 million) building what it says will be the only pulsed power machine of its scale in the world dedicated to researching fusion energy. The Oxford, England-based company said on 12 March it expects to commission the device - Machine 3 - by the end of this year.

Westinghouse ready to supply VVER-440 fuel

Uranium and Fuel

13 March 2018

A consortium led by Westinghouse Electric Company has completed an EU-funded project aimed at diversifying the supply of fuel to Russian-built VVER-440 reactors in Europe.

Chalk River laboratory request for proposals issued


20 March 2018

Chalk_River_vision_2_(CNL)-48Canadian Nuclear Laboratories has issued a request for proposals for the design and construction of a CAD370 million (USD283 million) laboratory research complex that will be the largest single capital investment in the CAD1.2 billion revitalisation of its Chalk River site.

Terrestrial signs IMSR fuel testing contract

New Nuclear

14 March 2018

IMSR core cutaway - 48Terrestrial Energy of Canada has signed a contract for technical services with the European Commission's Joint Research Centre in Karlsruhe, Germany. Under the contract, JRC will perform confirmatory studies of the fuel and primary coolant salt mixture for Terrestrial's Integrated Molten Salt Reactor (IMSR).

Bruce Power partners in climate change study

Energy and Environment

13 March 2018

Bruce B aerial - 48Ontario's Bruce Power has partnered with the Council of the Great Lakes Region to conduct a three-year study of the impact of climate change on the region. The study will investigate the impacts on the region's ecosystems as well as corporate action to tackle climate change locally and regionally.