Research and development rss

Iberdrola joins GE-Hitachi for Prism

New Nuclear

23 July 2014

Prism (GE-Hitachi) 47x48Spanish utility Iberdrola will work with GE-Hitachi Nuclear Energy to develop a proposal to build a Prism integral fast reactor in the UK, but is yet to decide the scope of its involvement either as an engineer or operator of the potential plant.

India allocates funds for nuclear

Nuclear Policies

11 July 2014

The Indian government has announced an increase of almost 27% in its budget for atomic research and nuclear power for the latest fiscal year. Investment in nuclear-related public enterprises has also significantly increased.

Supercomputer team wins award for core work

New Nuclear

07 July 2014

PWR_neutron_flux_simulation_(ORNL)_48A team from Westinghouse and the Consortium for Advanced Simulation of Light-Water Reactors (CASL) has been recognised for its work on simulation of conditions in nuclear reactor cores using Titan, the USA's most powerful supercomputer.

South Africa budgets for nuclear

Nuclear Policies

23 July 2014

South Africa has confirmed its commitment to nuclear power, allocating ZAR850 million ($81 million) – over 10% of its energy ministry's budget – to research and development.

Advance in SiC composite production

Exploration and Nuclear Fuel

09 July 2014

SiC fuel assembly cover 48New technology for the manufacture of nuclear fuel components from silicon carbide (SiC) has been developed by Japanese researchers. A prototype fuel assembly cover has already been fabricated and is awaiting trials.

Lockheed opens joint R&D base


24 June 2014

China's SNPAS and Lockheed Martin of the USA have opened a new cooperative R&D base where the partners aim to drive forward research on reactor protection systems for Chinese-designed nuclear power plants.