Research and development rss

UK plasma exhaust research receives funding

New Nuclear

19 April 2017

MAST Upgrade - 48The UK's MAST Upgrade tokamak is to receive £21 million ($27 million) in funding to upgrade its plasma exhaust systems. The upgrades will allow fusion researchers to improve their understanding of plasma exhaust physics.

Swedish regulator approves waste R&D program

Waste and Recycling

31 March 2017

The Swedish Radiation Safety Authority has recommended the government approve the nuclear power industry's latest program for research and development on radioactive waste management. The country's nuclear industry must submit such a program every three years.

Areva NP awarded patents for innovative technologies

Corporate

24 March 2017

Areva NP has recently been awarded three patents for innovations in the fuel operation as well as anticorrosion and maintenance tooling fields. The patents were for innovations developed by Areva employees in the USA.

Russia seeks closer nuclear ties with Japan

Nuclear Policies

06 April 2017

Russia is ready to build "effective and full-scale" cooperation with Japan in the peaceful uses of nuclear energy to harness the innovations of Russian scientists, Alexey Likhachov, director-general of state nuclear corporation Rosatom said this week. Likhachov began a working visit to Japan on 4 April, where he said in an interview with the Japan Times that cooperation between the two countries was "becoming an urgent necessity".

India extends training opportunities through IAEA

Nuclear Policies

24 March 2017

GCNEC building - 48Nuclear professionals from across Asia will be able to use new training facilities at a soon-to-be-opened Indian research centre under extended cooperation between India and the International Atomic Energy Agency.

Rosatom and state funding firm join for innovation

Corporate

21 March 2017

RVC-Rosatom - March 2017 - 48Rosatom and Russian Venture Company have signed an agreement to cooperate in the promotion of advanced technologies and innovative developments at the Russian state nuclear corporation's subsidiaries. RVC is a Russian state institution responsible for funding national innovation projects on behalf of the National Technology Initiative.