Research and development rss

UK regulator identifies 11 proposals for research

Regulation and Safety

21 June 2017

The UK's Office for Nuclear Regulation has 53 research projects and proposals amounting to about £1.2 million ($1.5 million) in its Regulatory Research Register for 2016-17, which it published last week.

Canadian government called on to reaffirm nuclear support

Nuclear Policies

16 June 2017

Bruce_B_turbine_hall_(Bruce_Power)-48A cross-party committee has called on the Canadian government to reaffirm its long-standing support for the nuclear sector, including the commercialisation of small modular reactors. The House of Commons Standing Committee on Natural Resources made its recommendations in a report, The nuclear sector at a crossroads: Fostering innovation and energy security for Canada and the world, which it tabled before the government on 9 June.

Rolls-Royce elaborates on its SMR plans

New Nuclear

13 June 2017

Small modular reactors (SMRs) offer the UK socio-economic benefits that would last 100 years, said John Molyneux of Rolls-Royce, but today's government must make its mind up how it wants to proceed.

Rosatom signs raft of agreements at annual forum

Corporate

20 June 2017

Rosatom and its subsidiaries yesterday signed agreements with a number of governments, companies and universities during the IX AtomExpo International Forum it is hosting this week in Moscow.

NEA and EPRI to cooperate on nuclear research

Corporate

14 June 2017

EPRI-NEA MOU June 2017 - 48The OECD-Nuclear Energy Agency and the US-based Electric Power Research Institute have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to exchange global nuclear research experience. The MOU outlines the scope and objectives of a five-year agreement to establish dialogue between them. Representatives of each organisation will now be invited to participate in each other's committee meetings and they may also organise joint events, seminars, workshops and training activities.

French research facilities to welcome Jordanians

Corporate

02 June 2017

CEA-JAEC - May 2017 - 48Jordanian researchers will have access to the research reactors and ancillary facilities of the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission following the recent signing of a partnership agreement with the Jordan Atomic Energy Commission.